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The Fight Against Hunger and MalnutritionThe Role of Food, Agriculture, and Targeted Policies$
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David E. Sahn

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198733201

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733201.001.0001

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Can Transfer Programs Be Made More Nutrition Sensitive?

Can Transfer Programs Be Made More Nutrition Sensitive?

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(p.36) 2 Can Transfer Programs Be Made More Nutrition Sensitive?
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The Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition
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Harold Alderman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733201.003.0003

As is commonly presented, nutritional status reflects the interplay of food consumption, access to health and sanitation, and nutrition knowledge and care practices. Social protection programs typically increase income (linked to food access), as well as influence the timing and, to a degree, the control of this income. Additionally, such safety net programs may achieve further impact on nutrition by fostering linkages with health services or with sanitation programs, and specifically, through activities that are related to nutrition education or micronutrient supplementation. This chapter looks at what might be the expected from such programs and reviews some of the evidence from specific transfer programs.

Keywords:   social protection, safety nets, transfers, nutrition, nutrition education, food access

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