Program coordinators’ experiences with introducing parent-focused health lessons to a child-centered micronutrient supplementation program: An exploration of recent programmatic changes in Liahona Children’s Foundation
Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science
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Nutrition education, micronutrient supplementation, survey, micronutrient deficiency, humanitarian, international
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Barham, Shannon, "Program coordinators’ experiences with introducing parent-focused health lessons to a child-centered micronutrient supplementation program: An exploration of recent programmatic changes in Liahona Children’s Foundation" (2019). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 65.