Many low- and middle-income countries have included school-based interventions in their nutrition policies, as they can reach children at a time when their eating habits are still forming, while information shared through children can be disseminated to adults. To better understand the effectiveness of this approach, A4NH researchers collaborated with Vietnam's National Institute of Nutrition to design and implement a school-based pilot intervention to promote healthy eating among children, with an aim to also reach their parents.
The paper, "Testing methods to increase consumption of healthy foods: Evidence from a school-based field experiment in Vietnam," was published in Food Policy in May 2021.
Read the corresponding blog post, "New Research in Vietnam Shows Holistic Approach to School-Based Interventions Required to Promote Healthy Eating Among Children," on the Food Systems Idea Exchange.
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