The HEARTH Model for Community-based Nutritional Rehabilitation: What it is and What it’s Not

In by Divina Varghese

ORGANIZATION
World Relief

YEAR PUBLISHED
2000

DESCRIPTION
The HEARTH program arranges for volunteer community women who have received brief training in nutrition to feed malnourished children one nutritious meal and snack each day for two weeks, in addition to the children’s normal diet. Within two weeks of receiving about 500 extra calories a day, children start to “brighten” and mothers realize the change is from additional food. The mothers or caretakers then continue on their own, with the next two weeks being under the watchful eye of the volunteer mothers.

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