231 Front Street, Lahaina, HI 96761 [email protected] 808.123.4567

Preventing Maternal Malnutrition: Evidence, Challenges, and Opportunities

first_imgPosted on August 12, 2011August 16, 2016Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2011Time: 9:30 to 11:00 AMLocation: PATH10th Floor, Room 1061455 Massachusetts Avenue NWWashington, DC 20001, USA(Please note new location)Please join the Infant & Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) Project for a panel discussion focusing on maternal nutrition. Preventing maternal malnutrition can have a tremendous impact on a child’s chances of surviving and living a healthy life. Yet health and nutrition programs sometimes overlook the maternal dietary practices and behaviors that are critical to improving nutrition and shaping a child’s future during the first 1,000 days. Panelists will present findings from three IYCN studies revealing insights on dietary practices of mothers. The panel will discuss the links between maternal and child nutrition and explore barriers, challenges, and solutions for programs to prevent malnutrition of mothers. Panel presentations:How do maternal dietary practices influence child feeding and nutritional status?Melissa Daniels, PhD, will present findings from IYCN’s descriptive analysis, using Demographic and Health Survey data, on maternal dietary practices in three countries. She will discuss the relationship between maternal diets and child diets and share recommendations for using maternal dietary intake as an indicator for determining the nutritional impact of household food security programs.Understanding challenges and opportunities for improved maternal nutritionAnita Shankar, PhD, will share a summary of qualitative research findings from nine IYCN country programs. She will share common sociocultural barriers to improved nutrition and discuss recommendations for improving maternal nutrition programming.Barriers to anemia prevention among pregnant women in MadagascarJennifer Burns, MPH, will present results from a Barrier Analysis that revealed insights on maternal dietary practices, mothers’ beliefs about anemia, and factors preventing pregnant women from taking iron-folic acid supplements to prevent anemia.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *