Rachel Bezner Kerr, Elias Mtinda at Action Aid Tanzania, and I have been awarded a grant from the McKnight Foundation. This will fund a three-year farmer-led agroecological education intervention, called SNAP: Singida Nutrition and Agroecology Project. We will be assessing the impacts of this intervention on legume production, food insecurity, and infant and young child feeding practices, among other outcoms. We will start research activities in Singida, Tanzania in early 2016.
We have just published the results of the first study of the acceptability and use of macronutrient supplementation among pregnant women living with HIV in the journal AIDS and Behavior. Reported use as well as psychosocial and biological consequences showed great promise at reducing undernutrition and other adverse outcomes.