Focus on Families and Culture (Grandmother Project)


Focus on Families and Culture: A Guide for Conducting a Participant Assessment on Maternal and Child Nutrition

Recipient
The Grandmother Project
Dates
December 2014 to April 2015
Outputs
Presentation, tool
Technical Areas
Nutrition and food technology; 
Social and behavioral change

In non-Western collectivist cultures, nutritional practices of women and children typically are influenced by various and multigenerational household actors. Many tools for conducting formative research, or assessments, on maternal and child nutrition focus on mothers and do not investigate the roles and influence of other family members on the mothers’ nutrition-related attitudes and practices. To address this gap, Grandmother Project – Change through Culture developed a more holistic framework and tools for investigating household dynamics and influence. The guide, available in English and French, contains a set of participatory tools that can be used by someone with both qualitative data collection skills and group facilitation skills together with a team of program implementers involved in carrying out the assessment.

Grant outputs available on the FSN Network:
  • Focus on Families and Culture: A Guide for Conducting a Participant Assessment on Maternal and Child Nutrition (in English and French)