Journal Articles

Journal Articles
New Benchmarks for Costs and Cost-efficiency of School-based Feeding Programs in Food-insecure Areas

The article aims to update benchmarks for school feeding costs by building on previous World Food Programme cost analyses. The authors standardize yearly project costs per schoolchild over a set number of feeding days and the amount of energy provided by the average ration. They use output metrics (tonnage, calories, micronutrient content) to assess the cost-efficiency of the different...

The Brazilian School Feeding Programme: an Example of an Integrated Programme in Support of Food and Nutrition Security

The article analyzes the advances and challenges of the school feeding programme in Brazil (PNAE) by exploring the role of policy and regulatory frameworks in constructing quality service delivery and intersectoral integration. Brazil's integrated food and nutrition security policy approach promoted intersectorality in the food system, articulating actions to guarantee access to healthy food...

The Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition 2013

A seminal collection of papers published every five years, which analyze ​the global situation of maternal and child undernutrition.

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Determinants of Stunting and Severe Stunting among Under-Fives in Tanzania

​Authors of this 2015 Tanzania-based study find a combination of education, gender, perceived size at birth, and availability of safe drinking water to correlate most consistently with both stunting and severe stunting in children aged 0-59 months. The study is based on 2010 Demographic Health Survey (DHS) data, and beyond the four factors noted above includes an extensive review of...

The Sanitation Hygiene Infant Nutrition Efficacy (SHINE) Trial: Rationale, Design, and Methods

The SHINE trial is a multi-partner research project that explores: (1) environmental enteric dysfunction (EED) in stunting and anemia; (2) whether and how chronic inflammation in EED is implicated in adverse nutrition outcomes; and (3) the extent to which EED is caused by fecal ingestion due to poor water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) conditions. The trial is being conducted in 2 rural...

The Lancet series on Child and Maternal Undernutrition 2008

A seminal collection of papers published every five years, which analyze ​the global situation of maternal and child undernutrition.

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The contributions of forest foods to sustainable diets

The contributions of forest foods to sustainable diets​, by Barbara Venceti, Amy Ickowitz, Bronwen Powell, Katja Kehlenbeck, Celine Termote, Bruce Cogill, and Danny Hunter examines the...

Nutrition Agenda Setting, Policy Formulation and Implementation: Lessons From the Mainstreaming Nutrition Initiative

This paper reports on the findings from studies in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Guatemala, Peru, and Vietnam that sought to identify the challenges in the policy process and ways to overcome them. Data were collected through participant observation, documents, and interviews. The countries' experiences show that: (1) the generation of political commitment and system commitment requires sustained...

Food Quality, Calories and Household Income

The article investigates the relationship between calories, food quality and household per capita expenditure using regression and semiparametric methods on a sample of poor households from rural Mexico, where the targeted nutrition program Programa de Apoyo Alimentario (PAL) is operating. The semiparametric method yields an estimate of the elasticity between calories and expenditure of 0.39...

Castel Gandolfo Workshop: An Introduction to the Impact of Climate Change, the Economic Crisis, and the Increase of the Food Prices on Malnutrition

This article introduces the series of papers in the 2010 Journal of Nutrition Supplement, which explore the relationships between crises and their cumulative impacts among vulnerable populations, particularly through hidden hunger. The global food supply system is facing serious new challenges from economic and related crises and climate change, which directly affect the...

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