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Published case study from FAQR research in Malawi about prep. & presentation of CSB, perceived benefits among mothers/caregivers

Published case study from FAQR research in Malawi about prep. & presentation of CSB, perceived benefits among mothers/caregivers

Posted by gloria_guevara_alvarez on 3 Oct 2017

Dear all, 

 

The USAID Food Aid Quality Review (FAQR) project implemented by the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy is excited to share a recently published case study from FAQR research in Malawi: Preparation and presentation of corn-soy blend: Perceived benefits among lead mothers and caregivers of moderately malnourished children in Malawi.”

 

The case study is featured on page 26 of the July 2017 (Issue 55) Field Exchange, Emergency Nutrition Network and available directly here. [1]

 

Published findings from the FAQR team available in the Journal of Maternal and Child Nutrition [2] show that with a larger oil ration and enhanced Social Behavior Change Communication, caregivers in Southern Malawi added more oil to their child’s corn soy blend (CSB) porridge. While repackaging the CSB flour did not make this intervention more effective or cost-effective, it did have other important perceived benefits for caregivers and program implementers. 

Key messages from the publication are: 

  • Although repackaging did not add to the effectiveness of the intervention, caregivers described positive advantages of the repackaged CSB
  • There are potential operational benefits to smaller packaging including improved hygiene, greater food safety assurance, ensuring recipients receive the correct amount of CSB flour, and streamlining distribution.

 

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Questions?

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Lindsey Ellis Green, MA SID

Project Administrator, Food Aid Quality Review

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Jaharis Rm. 246

Tufts University

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Boston, MA 02111

 

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www.REFINEnutrition.org

 

 [1] http://www.ennonline.net/fex/55/csbmalawi