Optimizing food assistance programs: Multisectoral approach improves child growth in Guatemala

Food-assisted maternal and child health and nutrition programs that incorporate food rations, a behavior change communication (BCC) strategy, and activities to improve the implementation and use of government-funded health services can improve child growth, evidence shows. But outcomes vary depending on program design. Do the quantity and composition of food rations affect intervention outcomes, and if so, how?

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