Impact of promotion of mango and liver as sources of vitamin A for young children: a pilot study in Burkina Faso

C.P. Nana, I.D. Brouwer, N. Zagre, F.J. Kok, A. Traore

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Abstract

Objective To assess the effectiveness of a behaviour change approach, with or without financial support, in improving vitamin A (VA) intake and serum retinol concentration through mango and liver consumption by children. Design A parallel design (no control area) was used to assess changes in VA intake and serum retinol over a 15-week period. Setting and subjects A pilot study was implemented in the Department of Kokologho, a rural area in central west Burkina Faso. One hundred and fifty children aged 2¿3 years were randomly selected and assigned to two treatment groups: PA$$ (promotional activities and financial support) and PA (promotional activities). Results The intervention significantly increased (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)808-813
JournalPublic Health Nutrition
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • retinol-binding-protein
  • serum retinol
  • leafy vegetables
  • beta-carotene
  • dark-green
  • scientific issues
  • iron supplements
  • consumption
  • indicators
  • women

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