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Peter R. Berti

Deputy Director / Nutrition Advisor Peter R. Berti's CV

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Peter joined HealthBridge in 1998. As Nutrition Advisor he is responsible for ensuring the technical quality of all of HealthBridge’s work in food and nutrition research and programming. Much of his work has been in the Americas (Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil) where he has conducted research and managed programmes in food system research, nutritional assessment and food fortification.  

His current work emphasizes nutrition-sensitive agriculture: the integration of food and nutrition interventions with agriculture interventions. He brings to his work a command of data analysis, which enables novel insight into program evaluation. This includes analyses showing the impact of an integrated nutrition and agriculture intervention in Malawi, the adequacy evaluation of a large-scale World Vision intervention, and the widely cited review of nutrition impacts of agriculture programs

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    Berti PR, Jones AD. Biodiversity’s contribution to dietary diversity: Magnitude, meaning and measurement. In: Fanzo J, Hunter D, Borelli T, Mattei F, eds. Diversifying Food and Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health. UK: Routledge; 2013.

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    Efroymson D, Berti P, Daniel K. Exercise and life expectancy. Lancet. Mar 3 2012;379(9818):799-800; author reply 800-791.

  3. Bezner Kerr R, Berti PR, Shumba L. Effects of a participatory agriculture and nutrition education project on child growth in northern Malawi. Public Health Nutr. Aug 2011;14(8):1466-1472.

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    Cruz Agudo Y, Jones AD, Berti PR, Larrea Macias S. [Breastfeeding, complimentary feeding practices and childhood malnutrition in the Bolivian Andes]. Arch. Latinoam. Nutr. Mar 2010;60(1):7-14.

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    Berti PR, Mildon A, Siekmans K, Main B, Macdonald C. An adequacy evaluation of a 10-year, four-country nutrition and health programme. Int. J. Epidemiol. Apr 2010;39(2):613-629.

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    Bezner Kerr R, Berti PR, Chirwa M. Breastfeeding and mixed feeding practices in Malawi: timing, reasons, decision makers, and child health consequences. Food Nutr Bull. Mar 2007;28(1):90-99.

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    Berti PR, Krasevec J, FitzGerald S. A review of the effectiveness of agriculture interventions in improving nutrition outcomes. Public Health Nutr. Aug 2004;7(5):599-609.