Nutritional Impact of a Project on Food Security and Nutrition in Children Receiving Micronutrient Powders in Colombia
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03313089|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 18, 2017
Last Update Posted : October 15, 2018
The effectiveness of micronutrient powders or MNP as a strategy for the prevention of micronutrient deficiencies has been described in the literature. However, few studies have shown the impact of the inclusion of other simultaneous actions on the different dimensions of food and nutritional security (as in the case of the project "Papas más nutritivas") that will contribute to the improvement of nutritional status, obtaining potentially greater benefits.
The objective is to establish the existence of difference in hemoglobin values (and other biochemical parameters as secondary outcomes) among children aged 6 months to 5 years who receive home fortification with micronutrient powders (MNP) belonging to the project "Papas más nutritivas", and children with home fortification with MNP but not belonging to the project.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Hemoglobin Anemia||Behavioral: "Papas más nutritivas" (PSAN)|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||112 participants|
|Official Title:||Nutritional Impact of a Project on Food Security and Nutrition in Children of 6 Months to 5 Years of Age Receiving Home Fortification With Micronutrient Powders in Nariño, Colombia|
|Actual Study Start Date :||July 7, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 26, 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 26, 2017|
PSAN + MNP
PSAN ("Papas más nutritivas" project) + MNP (micronutrients powders):
Children of the families beneficiaries of Community Schools of Family Agriculture of the municipalities of Cumbal, Carlosama Guachucal and Túquerres, who are part of the project "Papas más nutritivas" and exposed to project activities in which they work on topics related to food and nutritional security, equity and gender, production and entrepreneurship, Additionally, the home fortification with MNP that is 12 months in total approximately, will be made 2 deliveries of 60 doses (specified in the "MNP only" group). After the delivery of MNP, advising, measurements of weight and height, clarification of doubts regarding fortification with MNP, nutrition education, and accompaniment by the project staff will take place.
Behavioral: "Papas más nutritivas" (PSAN)
Activities of the project "Papas más nutritivas"
Cohort of exposed to MNP (micronutrients powders):
Children who will receive MNP delivered through the hospital or institutional health service providers of the municipalities of Guachucal and Carlosama, following the protocol for the home fortification with MNP that is 12 months in total approximately, will be made 2 deliveries of 60 doses: the first period consists of the taking of MNP for 2 months, followed by a rest period of 4 months and continues again by another MNP intake for 2 months and rest for 4 months, and exposed to dissemination of basic information with regard to MNP and monitoring by growth and development that is routinely performed by health staff.
- Change in hemoglobin concentration [ Time Frame: Baseline and after 12 months approximately ]g/dL
- Vitamin A (change in serum retinol concentration) [ Time Frame: Baseline and after 12 months approximately ]μg / dL
- Change in zinc concentration [ Time Frame: Baseline and after 12 months approximately ]μg / dL
- Change in transferrin concentration [ Time Frame: Baseline and after 12 months approximately ]mg / dL
- Change in ferritin concentration [ Time Frame: Baseline and after 12 months approximately ]μg / L
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|Universidad Nacional de Colombia|
|Study Director:||Sara E. Del Castillo Matamoros, Professor||Universidad Nacional de Colombia|
|Study Director:||Javier H. Eslava Schmalbach, Professor||Universidad Nacional de Colombia|
|Principal Investigator:||Nathalie Ospina Lizarazo, Student||Universidad Nacional de Colombia|