Effectiveness of nutrition training of health workers toward improving caregivers’ feeding practices for children aged six months to two years

Added March 9, 2018

Citation: Sunguya B.F., Poudel K.C., Mlunde L.B. et al. Effectiveness of nutrition training of health workers toward improving caregivers feeding practices for children aged six months to two years: a systematic review. Nutrition Journal, 2013;12(66):1-14

Nutrition training for health workers can improve feeding frequency, energy intake, and dietary diversity of children aged six months to two years. Scaling up of nutrition training for health workers presents a potential entry point to improve nutrition status among children.

Nutrition training for health care workers can contribute to the reduction of under nutrition in children. Studies on the effectiveness of such interventions examine the effectiveness of health care worker training on child feeding practices in children ages between six months and two years old. Ten studies were deemed eligible for inclusion in this review using GRADE criteria. The results of the trials were pooled for meta-analysis. Conclusions drawn from the meta-analysis showed nutrition training in health workers improved the daily energy intake, feeding frequency and diet diversity of children.

 

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