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A healthy snack with hidden malnutrition-fighting powers

In a project to reduce anemia and malnutrition among children, Design for Impact fellows developed a highly nutritious variant of the popular Indian snack food, the laddoo. Tradiionally laddoos are just balls made with a mixture of roasted grains, unclarified butter(ghee) and sugar. After research, the fellows came up with a new and healthier recipe for laddoos consisting of whole wheat flour, whole roasted peanuts, milk, cardamom, unclarified butter (ghee), sesame seed, and jaggery, or cane juice pressed into cakes, making it a rich source of iron.

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Follow the link for project report,
http://2014.d-impact.org/portfolio-item/laddoo/

How may we come up with novel yet culturaly appropriate solutions for our issue? 

Can we work around any existing habits/products/solutions to take advantage of the familiarity and make the behaviour change easier?

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Great share, Saranya! (I co-funded this when they ran it on Indiegogo a few years back!) You might want to add this link to your post: http://2014.d-impact.org/portfolio-item/laddoo/ in case folks want to check out more – including their final report. Tip: to activate links in your post, hit the Update Entry button up there on the right, then follow the instructions here: http://bit.ly/oi_link  I wonder what's happening with this project now?