Combining Home Garden, Poultry, and Nutrition Education Program Targeted to Families with Young Children Improved Anemia Among Children and Anemia and Underweight Among Nonpregnant Women in Nepal

An enhanced homestead food production (EHFP) program for mothers and children in Nepal resulted in lower rates of anemia at follow-up, compared to those who did not receive the interventions. The components of the EHFP program were home gardening, poultry-raising, and nutrition education over a span of 2.5 years. Multi-sectoral interventions, including both agriculture and nutrition, appear to have potential for addressing anemia.

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