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Goal-setting and volitional behavioural change_ Results from a school meals intervention with vitamin-A biofortified sweetpotato in Nigeria

Malnutrition, particularly vitamin A deficiency, is a major public health problem in many developing countries. This study investigated whether priming or self-generation of goals, or whether attention to instrumental or experiential goals together with use of a reminder condition or not, promotes dietary behaviour intentions and change. A set of …
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Guidelines for Integrating Nutrition into Agriculture Enterprise Mixes in Uganda

Guidelines for Integrating Nutrition into Agriculture Enterprise Mixes in Uganda

The guidelines for Integration into Agriculture Enterprises Mixes in Uganda is a document by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. These guidelines aim to direct agriculture extension and community development workers and their agents to support an enterprise mix development process that also considers nutrition.   The book is …
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Micronutrient Forum Global Conference

Micronutrient Forum Global Conference

The Micronutrient Forum Global Conference will take place in Cancun, Mexico, 24-28 October 2016.  It is being held at the Cancun International Convention Center The Micronutrient Forum Global Conference is designed to build on the success of the 2014 meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia marked the revival and revitalization of the …

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Using Agriculture to Improve Child Health: Promoting Orange Sweet Potatoes Reduces Diarrhea

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is prevalent throughout the developing world, and causes night blindness and increases child morbidity and mortality. We studied the health benefits of biofortification in reducing VAD, using a cluster-randomized impact evaluation in 36 villages in northern Mozambique. Based on a sample of 1,321 observations of children …

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