Country: Nepal

Technical Brief (in Nepali): Factors associated with intra-household double and triple burden of malnutrition in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

This technical brief (in Nepali) provides an estimate of the prevalence of double and triple burden of malnutrition among mothers and young children in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Factors associated with intra-household double and triple burden of malnutrition are explored. Access the brief in English. Suggested citation: Helen Keller International (HKI). (2021). Factors associated with intra-household…

Technical Brief: Factors associated with intra-household double and triple burden of malnutrition in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

This technical brief provides an estimate of the prevalence of double and triple burden of malnutrition among mothers and young children in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Factors associated with intra-household double and triple burden of malnutrition are explored. Access the brief in Nepali. Suggested citation: Helen Keller International (HKI). (2021). Factors associated with intra-household double and…

Exploratory Analysis of Nutritional Quality and Metrics of Snack Consumption among Nepali Children during the Complementary Feeding Period

This paper published in the journal Nutrients in December 2019 used exploratory analysis to examine how nutritional quality of snacks consumed specifically between meals relates to overall dietary adequacy and total energy intakes for young children during the complementary feeding period. In addition, the paper explores different metrics of snack consumption to understand correlations with dietary outcomes.…

Marketing and Consumption of Commercial Foods Fed to Young Children in Low and Middle‐income Countries

This June 2019 supplement issue of the journal Maternal & Child Nutrition includes findings from ARCH research into the role of commercial foods in the diets of young children and related national policy issues. Access the full supplement or click on each article below. Links include French translations of each paper’s abstract. Marketing and infant and young child…

Unhealthy Snack Food and Beverage Consumption Is Associated with Lower Dietary Adequacy and Length-for-Age z-Scores among 12–23-Month-Olds in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

This articles was published in the Journal of Nutrition in July 2019. Abstract: Background Consumption of unhealthy snack foods and beverages (USFBs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is rising, with global awareness increasing about risks of overnutrition. However, little is known about the relation between USFB consumption and young children’s diet/nutritional outcomes in contexts where…

Perceptions of commercial snack food and beverages for infant and young child feeding: A mixed‐methods study among caregivers in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

This article was published in the Maternal & Child Nutrition Supplement: Marketing and Consumption of Commercial Foods Fed to Young Children in Low and Middle‐income Countries. Abstract: Ensuring nutritious complementary feeding is vital for child nutrition. Prior research in Kathmandu Valley found high consumption rates of commercially produced snack foods among young children, which are…

Energy intake from unhealthy snack food/beverage among 12‐23‐month‐old children in urban Nepal

This article was published in the Maternal & Child Nutrition Supplement: Marketing and Consumption of Commercial Foods Fed to Young Children in Low and Middle‐income Countries. Abstract: Unhealthy snack food and beverage (USFB) consumption among young children has been noted in many low‐income and middle‐income countries (LMIC), however, there is a lack of information on…

Predictors of breast milk substitute feeding among newborns in delivery facilities in urban Cambodia and Nepal

This article was published in the Maternal & Child Nutrition Supplement: Marketing and Consumption of Commercial Foods Fed to Young Children in Low and Middle‐income Countries. Access abstract in Khmer and French. Abstract: Introducing breast milk substitutes (BMS) in the first days after birth can increase infant morbidity and reduce duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding.…