Developing and Validating Simple Indicators of Dietary Quality and Energy Intake of Infants and Young Children in Developing Countries

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FANTA supported a multi-stage joint research initiative to develop a set of indicators to assess infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices. FANTA worked with WHO and researchers from IFPRI and the University of California, Davis, to develop and validate indicators of feeding practices, specifically related to the frequency of feeding and nutrient density of complementary foods, for infants and young children 6–23 months in developing countries. The 2006 and 2007 reports together document the analytic methods used and the main findings of this collaborative research activity.

Collaborating Organizations: Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, National Institutes of Health; University of the Philippines, Manila; Society for Applied Studies, New Delhi; Instituto de Investigación Nutricional, Lima; HarvestPlus; Institute of Research for Development, Montpellier; International Center for Tropical Agriculture 

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