Undernutrition among children less than 5 years old is one of the health problems affecting most developing countries (Black et al. 2013b).  A number of factors have been associated with the state of undernutrition in young children, to this effect, countries implement different strategies to address the problem.  This study was designed to assess the association between women’s empowerment as a child nutrition intervention and child diet diversity among children aged 6 to 23 months old in Zambia.  It also specifically assessed the association between women’s empowerment and feeding children on foods from specific food groups.   
This chapter provides background information to the study.  It is structured into two main sections.  The first section provides an overview of child undernutrition and the second part presents the problem statement which formed the basis of this study. 

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