The main outcome would be changes in prevalence of stunting in children less than 5 years of age after the implementation of these nutritional interventions. Other outcome measure would be-
• Height for age
• Low birth weight-as birth weight can act as substitute for small size at the time of birth, therefore if there is small size of infant at birth that could be indicator of inadequate nutrition of fetus.
• Weight for age
• Weight for height
These measures are compared before and after the interventions to see the changes that occurred during the intervention in these measures or indicators.
For the height for age measure changes are expected to be a increase in height during the intervention and this indicator is described as according to WHO child growth standards a child who is below 2 standard deviations of WHO child growth standard median is recognized as stunted along with which he/she is considered to be short or less in height for his/her age and if child is below minus 3(-3) standard deviations is considered to be extremely stunted.(“WHO | The WHO Child Growth Standards,” n.d.)
For weight for age and weight for height changes are expected to be weight gain during the intervention and these indices are mentioned as according to WHO ,If child is falling below two standard deviations of WHO child growth standard median for weight for height is viewed to be thin for his/her age .For weight for age weight for age if the child is falling below 2 standard deviation of WHO child growth standard then he/she is regarded as underweight and if the child is below 3 standard deviations then he/she is extremely or severely underweight.