SPRING and its partners catalyze national-level dialogue around nutrition. Specifically, SPRING supports the secretariat of the Government-led IYCF technical working group, where the project is recognized as a great contributor with in-depth, technical nutrition knowledge. In addition, SPRING participates in other national nutrition coordination and technical fora, including the Civil Society for Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN), National Nutrition Partners Meeting, and Nutrition Society of Nigeria.
To further support implementation of integrated national nutrition interventions, SPRING works with government partners at the national level in advocating for more funding and prioritization of the nutrition agenda. SPRING’s advocacy focuses on implementation of the National Policy on Food and Nutrition by ensuring that the critical stakeholders mentioned in the policy implement their identified roles. When appropriate, SPRING also supports the finalization of other nutrition-related policy documents and guidelines.