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Promoting Local Nutrition Solutions
Mother who was engaged in the first prototype teaching fellow mothers and other men who to prepare blended food yesterday in Sebowa (Updated Jan.10, 2015)Mother who was engaged in the first prototype teaching fellow mothers and other men who to prepare blended food yesterday in Sebowa (Updated Jan.10, 2015) Mother who was engaged in the first prototype teaching fellow mothers and other men who to prepare blended food yesterday in Sebowa (Updated Jan.10, 2015) John's profile photo

Link December 30, 2014, 15:21PM

Hi all! Great updates and iterations based on your field research.

Regarding your plan to teach and inform -
You mentioned earlier in your postings/I believe it was a comment from Alex - that there is geographical location in Uganda where families are currently feeding children legumes - Was it Northern Uganda? Would it be possible to make a journey there to see what they are doing and how they are doing it? Or to contact someone in that region - ??? Not sure where to start in that case.....What is the local knowledge there that allows them to do this as a community? Finding best practices within the communities will help you to build a program that the community will sustain, engaging locals so that they can come up with their own solutions, through your facilitation and guidance.
Check out this article which describes a nutrition project in Vietnam. It is a case study on malnutrition there in which outsiders found a group of local families which had healthy, normal weight children. It mentions that they were doing things differently than other families and some of those things were thought to be wrong by the majority of the population. Some of the things they were doing are things you plan to initiate.
Once they found these "positive deviants" within these...

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