|| "This project evaluated the long-term effects of a nutrition education provided to Kenyan dairy farm women. Objectives were to compare and describe the difference in food security, diet diversity and nutrition knowledge and practices of a sample of women who received the nutrition education and a random sample of women who did not. A quasi-experimental 'post-test' only design was used to assess food security, diet diversity and nutrition knowledge and practices. One-on-one in-home interviews were conducted with women in the intervention (n=20) and comparison (n=19) groups. Information on demographics, food security, diet diversity and KP was collected using questionnaires and a 24-hour diet recall. Food security information was gathered using the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale, diet diversity was assessed using a 24-hour recall and nutrition knowledge and practices information was gathered using the questionnaire from the original nutrition education implementation evaluation research. The severity of food insecurity was similar between both groups. The majority of women in the intervention (55%) and comparison (42%) were moderately food insecure. More comparison group women (52%) experienced insufficient quantity of food although this difference was not statistically significant. Positive knowledge impacts from the nutrition education intervention were evident. A trend towards higher consumption of dark leafy green vegetables and other vitamin A vegetable and fruits was observed in the intervention group. Furthermore, women in the intervention group were aware of the reasons why soaking maize and beans is important (70%). Lastly, more intervention women used whole grain maize for ugali (100%). This research provides some evidence of the long-term sustainability of nutrition education regarding nutrition knowledge." -- p. ii.