Funding for this research was provided by:
Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (107984)
Received: 5 February 2020
Accepted: 14 July 2020
First Online: 22 September 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by University of Saskatchewan, Biomedical Research Ethics board (ID Number 15–272) and Hawassa University, Institutional Review Board approved the study (Ref. No: IRB/055/08). There were no invasive procedures and no private information were collected that could affect their privacy and harm the study participants. Thus, informed verbal consent was obtained from the mothers before data collection and intervention. The use of verbal consent approved by Institutional Review Board of Hawassa University as well as Biomedical Research Ethics Board of University of Saskatchewan. All study participants consented to participate in the study and the study was approved by the ethical review committee of both institutions.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interest.