New FANTA resources to fight malnutrition
FHI 360’s Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III (FANTA) project provides research and evidence to strengthen food security and nutrition policies, strategies, programs and systems in developing countries. The project has published two new resources for researchers, policymakers and practitioners who focus on fighting malnutrition.
- Strengthening the Evidence Base for Nutrition Interventions during the First 1,000 Days. FANTA and its research partners highlight studies on the prevention of malnutrition, particularly during the critical first 1000 days of life. The studies in this resource yield important lessons learned, programmatic implications and recommendations on implementing activities targeted to mothers and infants. While more research is needed, these studies are expected to contribute to effective nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive policies and programs that reduce malnutrition.
- Manual for Country-Level Nutrition Advocacy Using PROFILES and Nutrition Costing. This manual provides step-by-step instructions for facilitating country-level nutrition advocacy planning processes using the PROFILES nutrition advocacy tool and nutrition costing. The manual is designed for practitioners working in and with government and their stakeholders. It is based on a process that FANTA developed, field-tested and refined over several years of facilitating nutrition advocacy in developing countries.
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