Evaluating the effect of one full meal a day in Pregnant and Lactating women (FEEL).

Aim: The overall aim is to study the
impact of one full meal (OFM) provided to pregnant women in improving pregnancy
and infant outcomes.

Objectives

  1. To estimate the impact OFM in improving the weight gain through each trimester     
  2. To estimate the impact OFM in increasing the mean haemoglobin percentage compared to baseline
  3. To estimate the impact of OFM on weight for length in the infants whose mothers availed one full meal during their pregnancy.

Secondary Objective

  1. To understand the perspectives of pregnant and lactating mothers regarding OFM provided through Mathrupoorna scheme   
  2. To understand the barriers, facilitators and contextual factors in implementation of OFM provided through Mathrupoorna scheme

Funding Agency: Women and Child Department, Government of Karnataka