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Linking agriculture and nutrition education for improved complementary feeding
Improving complementary feeding in Malawi and North-Western Cambodia

These reports describe projects in Malawi and North-Western Cambodia which linked nutrition education with food security actions. They provides insights into the functioning of local delivery platforms for improving young child nutrition, developing strategies for behaviour change communication in the family and community, intersectoral collaboration, and monitoring and evaluation. The reports can serve to inform future programmes and policy.

Compelling scientific evidence has emerged showing that food security interventions and participatory nutrition education greatly improve children’s diet and can have an impact on their nutritional status. This programme brief presents the outcomes of FAO-led food security interventions in Cambodia and Malawi that link agriculture and nutrition education.

Proceedings of the meeting on “Improving food security and market linkages for smallholders in Oddar Meanchey and Preah Vihear (MALIS) (2013-2015)” and the 5-year research project entitled “Improving the dietary intakes and nutritional status of infants and young children through improved food security and complementary feeding counselling (IMCF)” (2010-2015).

Proceedings of a joint FAO/JLU Dissemination meeting held on 18th February 2015 in Lilongwe, Malawi to present preliminary results of the IMCF project and lessons learned from a FAO process review of the IFSN project.

Trials of Improved Practices
What works at home? Complementary feeding based on locally available foods

This summary and report present findings from an FAO-facilitated study which used TIPs to explore infant and young child feeding practices in the Kasungu and Mzimba districts of Malawi.

Summary

Report

Guiding Notes For TIPs Trainers and Implementers.
Manual for TIPs Trainers and Implementers.
IEC Material for Mothers

Kupititsa Patsogolo Kadyetsedwe Koyenela
Key Messages Book: Chichewa Version

The Recipes in this booklet have been developed to meet the specific dietary needs of children aged 6 to 23 months, using foods available in different provinces of Cambodia. The recipes were field-tested with mothers and caregivers in a real home setting to ensure that the foods are available and affordable to most families.

The poster shows good food safety and personal hygiene practices that are essential when preparing safe and healthy complementary foods to prevent childhood illness, especially diarrhoea. It was developed and used to conduct nutrition education in the “Improving food security and Market linkages for smallholders in Oddar Meanchey and Preah Vihear” in Cambodia.

The poster shows locally available, affordable and accepted ingredients that can be used to enrich porridge and healthy snacks for children aged 6-23 months in Cambodia. It is targed at mothers and families to improve young child nutrition in the “Improving food security and Market linkages for smallholders in Oddar Meanchey and Preah Vihear”.

The poster shows quantities and ingredients for the preparation of enriched porridge for children aged 6-23 months by using locally available and affordable foods. It was developed and used to conduct nutrition education intervention in the “Improving food security and market linkages for smallholders in Oddar Meanchey and Preah Vihear” in Cambodia.

Improved feeding practices and recipes for Afghan children and mothers.
The booklet contains recipes developed and field-tested in Luapula Province. The recipes can easily be adapted for use in different parts of Zambia so as to fit in with local food and eating patterns and the seasonal availability of different foods.
Facilitator Guides for Promoting Improved Infant and Young Child Feeding

Facilitator’s Book: English Version

The aim of the Manual is to provide professionals with the basic principles of promoting good dietary practices using locally available nutritious foods that are in season, focusing on the preparation of safe and nutritious complementary foods for children 6 to 23 months of age.