Lassi, Z.S., et al., Impact of education and provision of complementary feeding on growth and morbidity in children less than 2 years of age in developing countries: a systematic review, BMC Public Health, 2013. 13 Suppl 3: p. S13.
Background: About one third of deaths in children less than 5 years of age are due to underlying undernutrition. According to an estimate, 19.4% of children <5 years of age in developing countries were underweight (weight-for-age Z score <-2) and about 29.9% were stunted in the year 2011 (height-for-age Z score <-2). It is well recognized that the period of 6-24 months of age is one of the most critical time for the growth of the infant. This paper reviews the evidence of the impact of education about proper nutrition and provision of supplemental food on growth and morbidity of children under the age of two years. This review is the basis of efficacy estimates used in LiST.