Use of a Nutrition Behavior Change Counseling Tool: Lessons from a Rapid Qualitative Assessment in Eastern Zambia

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The U.S. Agency for International Development Feed the Future Mawa Project – led by Catholic Relief Services – aims to improve food and economic security for farming households in Zambia’s Eastern Province. Mawa employs social and behavior change (SBC) strategies with households and communities to improve nutrition and reduce stunting among children under two (CU2). To support these strategies, sub-partner University Research Co., LLC employed a participatory process to develop a series of 35 action cards, each illustrating one project-promoted behavior, that are used at household and community group levels.

A qualitative rapid assessment was conducted one month after implementation to investigate preliminary ways action cards were being used, and if the methods of using the cards had the potential to impact behavior change.

This article first appeared in Frontiers in Public Health on 31 August, 2016

Use of a Nutrition Behavior Change Counseling Tool: Lessons from a Rapid Qualitative Assessment in Eastern Zambia
Publication Date 
August 2016
Authors 
Ingrid Weiss , Serena Stepanovic, Ulembe Chinyemba, Jessica Bateman, Carolyn Hemminger, Emily Burrows
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Publications
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
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Language 
English