Brown bag: Engaging grandmothers and men to prevent malnutrition

Washington, DC, August 10, 2011

On Wednesday, August 10, the IYCN Project hosted a brown bag presentation and discussion with Dr. Judi Aubel of The Grandmother Project. Dr. Aubel shared findings from the Infant & Young Child Nutrition Project’s review of literature from more than 40 countries on the roles and influence of grandmothers and men. The study found that over the past 25 years, health research and programming has focused primarily on mothers while consistently ignoring the roles of grandmothers and men in influencing behaviors. Judi discussed recommendations for moving beyond mother-focused programs and tips for effectively engaging key household members to improve infant and young child nutrition.

Download the presentation: The roles and influence of grandmothers and men on child nutrition.