Table 1

Nutrition and health interventions

InterventionDelivery method
EggOne egg daily, 6 days a week for either 2 months (children at risk for stunting and malnourished adults) or 3 months (stunted children)
Milk150 mL whole milk daily, 6 days a week for either 2 months (children at risk for stunting and malnourished adults) or 3 months (stunted children)
Micronutrient sprinkles–Parents will be given one sachet of multiple micronutrient sprinkles per day to be administered to the child at home with the midday meal for 2 months
–Each sachet contains one recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, iron and zinc
Nutritional counsellingParents/caregivers will be provided with nutritional counselling with particular emphasis on adding vegetable oil to the cooked diet as a source of energy as well as sources of animal-based products, such as small fish or chicken meat, and so on along with regular intake of vegetables
Antihelminthic treatment–As per national guidelines
–If participants have not been treated for helminths in the preceding 3 months, will get either 200 mg of albendazole or 10 mg/kg pyrantel pamoate single dose
TreatmentIntercurrent illnesses