Degree Name

BS

Department

Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science

College

Life Sciences

Defense Date

2019-03-07

Publication Date

2019-03-15

First Faculty Advisor

Rickelle Richards

First Faculty Reader

Benjamin Crookston

Honors Coordinator

Jeffery Tessem

Keywords

Nutrition education, micronutrient supplementation, survey, micronutrient deficiency, humanitarian, international

Abstract

This paper utilizes survey responses from local coordinators of LCF, an international micronutrient supplementation humanitarian organization, to provide insight into the challenges and personal rewards of providing nutrition education to parents of malnourished children. LCF is based in Utah and operates in 19 countries throughout the world. LCF recently introduced a series of health lessons geared toward parents of malnourished children. A survey was sent to LCF workers in 12 countries in order to gather feedback about the health lessons. Qualitative survey responses are explored, and potential suggestions for future changes to the health lessons are proposed. Additionally, data gathered about changes in children’s WAZ, HAZ, and WHZ scores are analyzed alongside survey data about the number of health lessons given in each area. The thesis concludes with a brief overview of the author’s personal experiences with LCF.

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