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Bangladesh Nutrition: Complementary Feeding Promotion

Research by Mahmud Khan and Rubina Shaheen offer an analysis on the costs and benefits of promoting nutritious foods that can be eaten alongside rice. The promotion of supplementary and complementary foods would help address poor nutrition among children, pregnant women and mothers which has led to long-term health problems, poor cognitive development, as well as reduced earnings for children. Khan and Shaheen’s analysis indicates that every Taka spent would generate a return to society of 14.5 Taka.