A School Meals Program Implemented at Scale in Ghana Increases Height-for-Age during Midchildhood in Girls and in Children from Poor Households: A Cluster Randomized Trial
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Attention to nutrition during all phases of child and adolescent development is necessary to ensure healthy physical growth and to protect investments made earlier in life. Leveraging school meals programs as platforms to scale-up nutrition interventions is relevant as programs function in nearly every country in the world. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a large-scale school meals program in Ghana on school-age children's anthropometry indicators.
CitationAulo Gelli, Elisabetta Aurino, Gloria Folson, Daniel Arhinful, Clement Adamba, Isaac Osei-Akoto, Edoardo Masset, Kristie Watkins, Meena Fernandes, Lesley Drake, Harold Alderman, A School Meals Program Implemented at Scale in Ghana Increases Height-for-Age during Midchildhood in Girls and in Children from Poor Households: A Cluster Randomized Trial, The Journal of Nutrition, Volume 149, Issue 8, August 2019, Pages 1434–1442, https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxz079
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