Evaluation of a Social Network Approach to Nutrition Intervention in Mfangano, Kenya

Investigator: Megan Moore, MS

Location(s): Kenya


This study will evaluate a social network-based nutrition intervention to address high rates of food insecurity and stunting on Mfangano Island. Social networks, including mothers, fathers, grandparents, friends and other relatives, are educated on important nutrition and health topics. Together, the groups develop plans to reduce food security and improve maternal and child health and nutrition within the social network. In this quantitative evaluation of the nutrition intervention, we will assess

1) changes in infant and child feeding practices 
2) caloric adequacy and dietary diversity and 
3) child growth and development as a result of participation in the nutrition intervention.