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    Results of an impact evaluation study on DepED's school-based feeding program

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2016
    The link between malnutrition and poor health among elementary school children and absenteeism, early dropout and poor classroom performance as well as the effectiveness of school-based nutrition and health interventions in improving school performance are well-established in the literature. Thus, the Department of Education has been conducting conditional food transfer programs since 1997.
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    Understanding the rapid reduction of undernutrition in Nepal, 2001–2011

    PLoS ONE, 2015
    South Asia has long been synonymous with unusually high rates of undernutrition. In the past decade, however, Nepal has arguably achieved the fastest recorded decline in child stunting in the world and has done so in the midst of civil war and post-conflict political instability.
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    Stories of change in nutrition: A tool pool

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2015
    In recent years, the discourse around nutrition has, at a global level, gained major political momentum.
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    Weight-for-height and mid-upper-arm circumference should be used independently to diagnose acute malnutrition: policy implications

    BMC Nutrition, 2016
    Anthropometric surveys of children are used to assess the nutritional status of a population. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that either mid-upper-arm circumference (MUAC) or weight-for-height Z-scores (WHZ) are used to assess acute malnutrition prevalence. However, there are reports from several countries that the two criteria identify different children.
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    Stigma as a barrier to treatment for child acute malnutrition in Marsabit County, Kenya

    2016
    Acute malnutrition affects millions of children each year, yet global coverage of life-saving treatment through the community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) is estimated to be below 15%. This study investigated the potential role of stigma as a barrier to accessing CMAM.
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    Breastfeeding: policy matters

    2015
    This report presents six country case studies – from Bangladesh, Brazil, Indonesia, Nigeria, the Philippines and the UK.  It identifies the key elements of global and national organisations’ activities that have successfully influenced political commitment to breastfeeding. And it presents key barriers and gaps.
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    2016 Lancet Series on Breastfeeding

    The Lancet, 2016
    This is a Lancet Series on Breastfeeding published on January 28, 2016.
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    Why invest, and what it will take to improve breastfeeding practices?

    The Lancet, 2016
    Despite its established benefits, breastfeeding is no longer a norm in many communities. Multifactorial determinants of breastfeeding need supportive measures at many levels, from legal and policy directives to social attitudes and values, women's work and employment conditions, and health-care services to enable women to breastfeed.
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    Breastfeeding in the 21st century: epidemiology, mechanisms, and lifelong effect

    The Lancet, 2016
    The importance of breastfeeding in low-income and middle-income countries is well recognised, but less consensus exists about its importance in high-income countries. In low-income and middle-income countries, only 37% of children younger than 6 months of age are exclusively breastfed.
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    Mixed methods report: impact evaluation of the DFID programme to accelerate improved nutrition for the extreme poor in Bangladesh

    Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2015
    The DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh aims to improve nutrition outcomes for children, mothers and adolescent girls by integrating the delivery of a number of nutrition-specific (or direct) interventions with the livelihood support provided to extremely poor people by three existing programmes in Bangladesh.

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