Bangladesh has chronic levels of undernutrition which most dramatically effect pregnant women and children. The project, “Fish consumption in the first 1,000 days for increased protein intake and improved nutrition,” aims to improve the nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women and infants 6-23 months of age in Bangladesh through the provision of nutritious foods products made from common, locally available ingredients. The project has two main activities: (a) production of the two fish-based food products and then provision to approximately 300 women and children for a 12 month period; and (b) development of an education and social marketing campaign to generate local awareness of and demand for nutritious fish-based food products.

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