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Title of Paper: Dietary counseling in the management of moderate malnourishment in children

Type of Paper: Review

Purpose: In 2008, the World Health Organization (WHO) organized a meeting on the nutrient needs and the dietary management of moderate malnutrition in children under 5 years of age. This paper was written as a background paper for the meeting and was included in the special issue on the Dietary Management of Moderate Malnutrition in the Food and Nutrition Bulletin. The purpose of this paper was to review the effectiveness of dietary counseling in treating moderate malnutrition in children.

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There is evidence that dietary counseling can be effective in promoting gains in length and weight in moderately malnourished children. Frequent and regular exposure to a few simple and age-appropriate recommendations is most effective.

Reference:

Ashworth A, Ferguson E. Dietary counseling in the management of moderate malnourishment in children. Food Nutr Bull. 2009;30: S405-433.


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