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USAID Advancing Nutrition
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
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Journal Article

Improving dietary quality requires changes across food and agriculture systems to improve access to affordable nutritious foods, especially for women and young children. Local, national, and global leaders need reliable data to inform policies that strengthen the food systems families depend on. This study explores how household consumption and expenditure surveys could be used to identify nutrient gaps and provide policy-makers with reliable data that support food-based recommendations for children 12-23 months old.

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