Distribution and use of iodized salt is rare in the area and only few people have knowledge of the benefit of iodated salt.
* Because the study subjects were iodine deficient, in order to reverse the grave consequence of the problem, an immediate distribution of iodine capsule or iodated salt and establishing a sustainable source are the best options.
Other nutrition-related training occurring between 2007-2010 focused on Integrated Management of Childhood Illness, new Child Health Record books, Iodated
Salt survey, Reproductive and Child Health reporting format, and training on how to promote exclusive breastfeeding by women's support groups.
Considering the high prevalence of low urinary iodine concentration among the participants, we suggested that the poor educational background of the mothers possibly influenced their decision to accept media advocacy on the nutritional benefits to be derived from using iodated
salt to prepare meals for their families.