Regional Landscape Analysis of Trends and Factors of Young Children’s Diets

West and Central Africa Region (WCAR)

A mother is cuddling her baby while she’s waiting for her baby to be weighted, measured and vaccinated, in the health center of Kaya, in the North of Burkina Faso.
UNICEF Burkina/Frank Dejongh

Highlights

This report was produced under the leadership of UNICEF West and Central Africa Regional Office in partnership with The Pennsylvania State University and in collaboration with regional partners and countries.

The objective of this study was to provide an in-depth understanding of the determinants and drivers of young children´s diets in UNICEF’s West and Central Africa Region as well as to generate appropriate intervention recommendations to address the regional and coun­try-specific situations to improve young children´s diets.

This WCAR Young children´s diets report is composed of 11 chapters. Chapter 1 sets the stage in terms of the overall background of children’s nutrition and feeding status. Chapter 2 provides an overview of the methods used in the data analysis, literature review, and qualitative interviews. Chapter 3 presents the regional findings of the trends and influencing factors of complementary feeding practices from 2010–2018. Chapters 4–11 present country-specific findings for the eight focus countries. We also include supplemental documents in the appendix for readers’ reference.

Regional Landscape Analysis of Trends and Factors of Young Children’s Diets
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Penn State University & UNICEF
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Regional Landscape Analysis of Trends and Factors of Young Children’s Diets