publication . Book . 1980

The impact of nutrition education at three health centres in Central Province, Kenya

Hoorweg, J.C.; Niemeijer, R.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1980
  • Publisher: African Studies Centre
  • Country: Netherlands
This report contains an account of a study of the effects of nutrition education as given at three health centres in different ecological zones in Central Province, Kenya. Two groups of mothers in similar social and economic situations were selected for interviewing: frequent and infrequent visitors. They were compared on the following indicators: nutritional knowledge, maternal food preferences, food consumption of the children during the previous day and nutritional status of the children. Conclusion: nutrition education has little or no impact on the whole range of nutritional attitudes of mothers, their behaviour and the nutritional status of children.
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