Master's Culminating Experience
This nutrition education intervention seeks to decrease malnutrition and increase overall health status of rural Dominican Republic children in the village of El Cercado, Dominican Republic. Working with the Child Nutrition Program run by Solid Rock International, this educational intervention will target caregivers of children enrolled in the nutrition program. Using a multi-level strategy, this intervention focuses on hygiene practices and safe food preparation, formalized nutrition education, food access and introduction of new foods. Caregivers will take part in five interactive lesson sessions where they will engage in hands-on learning and skill development associated with the target areas. Additionally, clinic visits and home visits will serve to reinforce and assess the implementation of the information presented during the intervention.
North, C. L. (2012). Improving Childhood Nutrition in Rural Dominican Republic. Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.