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Nutrition and Malnutrition

gh topics insetEGHI supports Emory faculty and students addressing issues associated with nutrition and malnutrition around the world. Specific projects focus on a wide range of topics including dietary practices, the nutritional status of women and children, and the relationship of livestock ownership and health.


Evaluation of Dietary Practices and Malnutrition among Women of Reproductive Age in El Alto, Bolivia, 2012 Student Field Scholar Project.

Georgia, Republic of

Nutrition and Global Health in the Republic of Georgia, 2008 Student Field Scholar Project.


Infant and Young Child Feeding Beliefs, Attitudes, and Practices in Haiti: A Mixed-Methods Approach, 2013 Student Field Scholar Project.


Innovative Feeding Tools to Improve Infant Nutrition and Growth in Western Kenya, 2013 Student Field Scholar Project.
Livestock, Gender, and Human Nutrition: An Interdisciplinary Study in Kenya's Rift Valley, 2010 Student Field Scholar Project.

United States

Venkat Narayan, Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, is working on a project entitled Family Life and Child Obesity: Interactions that Matter. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the goal of this project is to examine how family structure is associated with children's nutrition and nutritional choices in school. Dr. Narayan and project investigators will also study the family structure's association with children's obesity risks and home-based activities for children's nutrition and weight trajectories.


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