‘Cow Will Make Your Baby Fat‘: Breaking Food Taboos in West Africa

Challenging nutritional taboos and introducing behavior changes is a complex task, as evidenced by this recent ‘Improving Nutrition Hub’ article on The Guardian’s website. The authors point to research and opinions from a variety of international development organizations, citing successes and barriers to efforts around peer-to-peer education and food fortification. They argue that regardless of approach, socio-cultural norms influence what people want to eat, and these factors must be addressed if progress is to be made.

The Guardian, April 2014