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Helen Baker-Henningham

Bangor University
School of Psychology
Brigantia Building
Bangor, Gwynedd
Wales, LL57 2AS
United Kingdom

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Institutional Affiliations: Bangor University and University of the West Indies

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September 2018Early Stimulation and Nutrition: The Impacts of a Scalable Intervention
with Orazio Attanasio, Raquel Bernal, Costas Meghir, Diana Pineda, Marta Rubio-Codina: w25059
This paper evaluates the effects of the implementation of a structured early stimulation curriculum combined with a nutritional intervention through public large-scale parenting support services for vulnerable families in rural Colombia, known as FAMI, using a clustered randomized controlled trial. We randomly assigned 87 towns in rural areas to treatment and control and 1,460 children younger than 1 year of age were assessed at baseline. The interventions were also complemented with training, supervision and coaching of FAMI program facilitators. We assessed program effects on children’s nutritional status, and on cognitive and socio-emotional development; as well as on parental practices. The interventions had a positive and significant effect on a cognitive development factor based on t...
 
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