month begin introducing other foods. It is possible that this may be an area to target for future interventions.
From Fig. C. it can be seen that there has really only been an increase in the surrounding meats and vegetables, and with respect to the other food groups there has been a decrease. In this area of what is appropriate to give children over the age of 6 months, mother’s knowledge needs to vastly increase, especially when you look at the anemia rates.
From the results of the final survey it can be inferred that the messages surrounding growth monitoring have been widely accepted. In total there has been a 57.5% change. At baseline only 36.5% (112) of mothers reported having their child weighed in the past four months. At midterm this percent increased to 91%(367), with the upward trend continuing into the final results with 94% (436) of the children being weighed in the past four months.
40% of the children showed stunting, or chronic malnutrition with a height for age (HAZ) of less than –2z. This is a decrease from the baseline report of 55.4%. See Fig D. for prevalence’s of stunting and wasting.
NOTE: The goal of reducing growth faltering from 55% to 40% has been reached.