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dc.contributor.authorKabahenda, Margaret Kiiza
dc.description.abstractMalnutrition is a major problem in developing countries. It is a challenge to communicate nutrition information in countries with limited resources. A four-week nutrition education intervention was developed and piloted in western Uganda to help rural mothers improve their food knowledge, food beliefs, and child-feeding behaviors. The participants (N = 71) were two groups of mothers: a nutrition intervention group (n=36) and a control group (n = 35) that attended sewing classes. Women who participated in the cooking classes had improved nutrition knowledge (P = .001), improved perceptions about what they believed were appropriate foods for children (P = .005), and selected a variety of foods (P = .011) more frequently (P = .003). This intervention has potential in improving the child-feeding behaviors of rural mothers.
dc.languageDeveloping an intervention to improve the child-feeding behaviors of rural mothers in western Uganda
dc.subjectNutrition education
dc.subjectNutrition intervention
dc.subjectFeeding behaviors
dc.subjectFeeding beliefs
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dc.titleDeveloping an intervention to improve the child-feeding behaviors of rural mothers in western Uganda
dc.description.departmentFoods and Nutrition
dc.description.majorFoods and Nutrition
dc.description.advisorRebecca M. Mullis
dc.description.committeeRebecca M. Mullis
dc.description.committeeElizabeth L. Andress
dc.description.committeeSharon Y. Nickols

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