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feeding practices indicators for over 2 years old children

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Nick

Normal user

21 Feb 2018, 15:24

Are there any indicators or guidelines for children over 2 years old to measure feeding practices and diet quality (like IYCF for U2 pop)? thanks in advance.

best regards,
Nicholus

Debjani Barman

IIHMR University

Normal user

24 Feb 2018, 06:27

Hi Nick.

We used IYCF guideline to measure child feeding practices. See the Reference below.

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc. (CARE). Infant and
young child feeding practices - collecting and using data: a step-by-step
guide. 2010.

We had one publication which might be of interest. Below is the link

https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-016-1862-z

Hope it helps.

Mark Myatt

Consultant Epideomiologist

Frequent user

28 Feb 2018, 10:26

I have used a variant of the ICFI is a couple of applications in the DRC. The scoring system used was:

                                Age-group (months)
                 -------------------------------------------
                   6 - 8      9 - 12     13 - 35         36+
                 -------   ---------   ---------   ---------  
    Breastfed    Yes  +2   Yes    +2   Yes    +1   Yes    +0
                 -------   ---------   ---------   ---------  
    Food groups  == 1 +1   1 or 2 +1   2 or 3 +1   3 or 4 +2
                 >= 2 +2   >= 2   +2   >=4    +2   >= 5   +3
                 -------   ---------   ---------   ---------  
    Meals        == 1 +1   1 or 2 +1   ==2    +1   == 2   +1
                 >= 2 +2   >=3    +2   ==3    +2   == 3   +2
                                       >=4    +3   >= 4   +3
                 -------   ---------   ---------   ---------  

The key ideas and approach to analysis are shown here.

I hope this is of some use.

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