Maternal health literacy linked to child nutrition in India

According to a study published in The Journal of Nutrition, Harvard Pop Center faculty member SV Subramanian, PhD, and colleagues have found that children in India with mothers who were better able to understand, assess and apply maternal health-related information from health promotional materials were half as likely to suffer from several different forms of undernutrition. The findings suggest that interventions targeting maternal literacy could be an effective way to improve child nutrition in India.