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Working with communities and households 

Working with communities and households
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Working with communities and households
Author(s):

Charity Dirorimwe

, Pooja Pandey Rana

, and Ann Burgess

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199685226.003.0028
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date: 20 January 2020

This chapter gives guidelines on how to work with communities and individual households in order to help people improve their nutrition. It lists which data are useful, including data on community structures and relationships, health, education, economic activities, and women’s status. It suggests ways to collect these, with emphasis on interactive methods. The chapter lists potential resources for improving nutrition, and describes ways to work with community groups, using a problem-solving approach. The section on how to work with nutritionally at-risk households includes details on how to carry out a home visit and how, by learning about their situation and using interactive counselling, households can be helped to deal with their own problems. Suggestions are given for the kinds of support that might be available from within or outside the household’s community.

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