Can simple dietary advice improve maternal and child health?
In Mangochi in Malawi researchers have mapped local food intake and habits to find simple and accessible nutrition advice for pregnant women. They are now testing how village volunteers can teach women to make small modifications to common dishes. The aim is to improve the intake and uptake of important nutrients during pregnancy, and increase the weight of both the mothers and their babies.
Demonstrating the food intake. Photo: Åse-Marit Kristiansen
- Project title: A pilot study to promote child health in the first year of life
- Lead investigator: Postdoctor Penjani Kamudoni, The University of Oslo