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The nutrition survey was conducted in Saptari District located in the south‐eastern part of Nepal in 2013. There was a need to establish a clearer estimate of the nutritional situation of the population in Saptari District.
According to the most recent data available from Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2011, eastern terai sub region has a GAM1 prevalence of 10.3% (SAM 2.2%)2. Action Contre la Faim (ACF) has supported the government to implement CMAM program in the district since its initiation in June/July 2012. As there was no district specific data available on nutritional indicators, SMART was conducted in Saptari district of Nepal from 12‐24 June 2013.