Dharavi nutrition project
- Alka Jadhav
Study PeriodJuly 2016 - January 2018
A Prospective randomized controlled study to evaluate the efficacy of indigenously made fortified complementary food in children with Moderate Acute Malnutrition
- Intervention: Indigenously prepared fortified complementary food products were given based on the age group
- Comparator: Micronutrient-fortified take-home ration
- Improvements in weight, height and MUAC in intervention group as compared to the control group and consequent shift/transition of children from MAM to Normal category
- Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
- Standard Fortified Food Blends
- Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Which ingredients offer the best prevention or treatment for undernutrition?
How well do different food compositions and interventions prevent or treat undernutrition, when implemented "on the ground"?
What novel food-based products and programming methods effectively prevent and treat undernutrition?