2012
DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.26.1_supplement.1029.1
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Tackling poverty through private sector microcredit programs in Ghana: Does infant and young child nutrition improve?

Abstract: Low income is a barrier to optimal feeding practices of infants and young children (IYC).Microcredit programs for rural Ghanaian women aim to increase incomes, which may improve the quantity and quality of foods given to IYC. This study examined (1) the association between a mother's participation in a microcredit-only program and IYC dietary quality and nutritional status, (2) factors influencing IYC feeding among mothers, and (3) factors influencing the incorporation of nutrition education within a microcred… Show more

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