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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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    Preventing malnutrition in Tanzania: a focused strategy to improve nutrition in young children

    Research on Poverty Alleviation, Tanzania, 2009
    This brief examines the status of nutrition in Tanzania. Despite improvements between 1999 and 2004/05, data clearly show that the prevalence of child undernutrition remains high in Tanzania and malnutrition begins at an early age.
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    The Role of Businesses in Providing Nutrient-Rich Foods for the Poor: A Case Study in Tanzania

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
    This case study of a Tanzanian food processing business analyses the potential of mid-sized businesses to
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    Non-profit food distribution: working with businesses to reduce undernutrition in Nigeria

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
    In Nigeria, undernutrition is causing vast social and economic damage. To address this, poor people must have better access to a diet rich in essential nutrients. Markets are a key source of food for a growing proportion of poor people, but a number of constraints prevent businesses from providing nutrition-rich foods that reach the poorest communities.
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    Engaging fathers and grandmothers to improve maternal and child dietary practices: Planning a community-based study in western Kenya

    African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 2015
    Fathers and grandmothers are key family influencers who have an impact on maternal and child health. This paper describes the planning, design, and implementation of a four -phased evaluation study on the impact of engaging fathers or grandmothers in improving diets of mothers and feeding practices of infants and young children in a rural setting in western Kenya.
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    Helpdesk report: school feeding

    Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2016
    This report identifies research on the outcomes of school feeding programmes which are mixed but largely positive. Some programme costs and design considerations are presented which provide lessons for sustainability and affordability. Some cost-benefit analyses are also included and trade-offs discussed. Key points for consideration in programme design include:

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