Maternal, infant, and young child nutrition

Training Materials

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The Maternal, Infant and Young Child Community Nutrition Training Package provides basic nutrition training for Community Service Providers (CSP) and Community Resource Persons (CRP) to...

Videos

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This series of 15 videos, starring Chef Daniyar Derkembaev, includes nutritious recipes for young children (6 – 24 months) as well as some that are great for the whole family.

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This series of 15 videos, starring Chef Daniyar Derkembaev, includes nutritious recipes for young children (6 – 24 months) as well as some that are great for the whole family.

Thumbnail image taken from the cooking video.

This series of 15 videos, starring Chef Daniyar Derkembaev, includes nutritious recipes for young children (6 – 24 months) as well as some that are great for the whole family.

Thumbnail image taken from the cooking video.

This series of 15 videos, starring Chef Daniyar Derkembaev, includes nutritious recipes for young children (6 – 24 months) as well as some that are great for the whole family.

Thumbnail image taken from the cooking video.

This series of 15 videos, starring Chef Daniyar Derkembaev, includes nutritious recipes for young children (6 – 24 months) as well as some that are great for the whole family.

Thumbnail image taken from the cooking video.

This series of 15 videos, starring Chef Daniyar Derkembaev, includes nutritious recipes for young children (6 – 24 months) as well as some that are great for the whole family.

Thumbnail image taken from the cooking video.

This series of 15 videos, starring Chef Daniyar Derkembaev, includes nutritious recipes for young children (6 – 24 months) as well as some that are great for the whole family.

Thumbnail image taken from the cooking video.

This series of 15 videos, starring Chef Daniyar Derkembaev, includes nutritious recipes for young children (6 – 24 months) as well as some that are great for the whole family.

Thumbnail image taken from the cooking video.

This series of 15 videos, starring Chef Daniyar Derkembaev, includes nutritious recipes for young children (6 – 24 months) as well as some that are great for the whole family.

Thumbnail image taken from the cooking video.

This series of 15 videos, starring Chef Daniyar Derkembaev, includes nutritious recipes for young children (6 – 24 months) as well as some that are great for the whole family.

Thumbnail image taken from the cooking video.

This series of 15 videos, starring Chef Daniyar Derkembaev, includes nutritious recipes for young children (6 – 24 months) as well as some that are great for the whole family.

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This series of 15 videos, starring Chef Daniyar Derkembaev, includes nutritious recipes for young children (6 – 24 months) as well as some that are great for the whole family.

Thumbnail image taken from the video.

This series of 15 videos, starring Chef Daniyar Derkembaev, includes nutritious recipes for young children (6 – 24 months) as well as some that are great for the whole family.

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This series of 15 videos, starring Chef Daniyar Derkembaev, includes nutritious recipes for young children (6 – 24 months) as well as some that are great for the whole family.

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This series of 15 videos, starring Chef Daniyar Derkembaev, includes nutritious recipes for young children (6 – 24 months) as well as some that are great for the whole family.

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SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic works with media partners and the Ministry of Health to develop and share videos on key nutrition messages across the country. This animated video contains key...

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SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic works with media partners and the Ministry of Health to develop and share videos on key nutrition messages across the country. This animated video contains key...

Reports

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During our three years of implementation, SPRING/Ghana carried out a successful multi-sectoral program to improve nutrition within the 15 districts of the Upper East and Northern regions...

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Adolescent girls in low-and-middle-income countries (LMIC) have poor nutrition profiles, including high risks for undernutrition, overweight/obesity, and micronutrient deficiencies. To...

Success Stories

Photo of a mother, her child, and a nurse at a health facility looking at information on nutrition. Caption: "Mairam Usupova, Head Nurse at the Family Group Practice in Naryn, counsels a mother on maternal nutrition and dietary diversity.

In 2015, the USAID-funded SPRING project began working with the MOH to improve infant and young child feeding (IYCF) and anemia counseling for patients in health facilities in Naryn and...

News

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SPRING's partnerships with local NGOs to promote UNICEF's IYCF Package, paired with evidence of its effectiveness, spurs government uptake beyond the life of the project

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In collaboration with UNICEF and the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health, SPRING carried out an evaluation of the Community Infant and Young Child Feeding (C-IYCF) Counselling Package in...

Image featuring icons accompanying the text: Planning and implementation of the C-IYCF Counselling Package, Skills and knowledge of health workers and community volunteers, maternal knowledge, attitudes and practices, and factors that enable or limit impact of the C-IYCF Counselling Package.

On January 31st, 2018 SPRING staff and consultant, on behalf of the study team, shared the findings from the evaluation of the C-IYCF Counselling Package in Nigeria with partners at the...

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SPRING’s community video approach in the Sahel places third in award that recognizes unique and compelling projects that impact real lives.

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SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic hosted a round table event to disseminate findings from a series of four surveys, including gains in nutrition outcome indicators.

Galleries

Photo of two women writing notes at a table: The study team presented the implementation process, environmental and contextual factors that enabled and limited success of the Package, outcomes from training health workers and community volunteers in the Package, and impact on maternal knowledge, attitudes, and practices.

In collaboration with UNICEF and the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), SPRING carried out an evaluation of the Community Infant and Young Child Feeding (C-IYCF) Counselling Package

Photo: SPRING/Senegal nutrition advisor, Mariam Sy, speaks to guests about SPRING’s accomplishments in nutrition, gender and hygiene at one of the stands set up to showcase project achievements.

SPRING/Senegal organized two close-out ceremonies to mark the end of 18 months of implementation – one in Kaolack and one in Dakar. Both ceremonies showcased the project’s work in nutrition...

Pages

Resource Review Summaries

FANTA’s legacy report highlights six years of technical assistance in Guatemala aiming to raise awareness of the need to invest in evidence-based nutrition services; strengthen...

In this blog, Johanna Wong, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Sydney, shares research findings from Timor-Leste about the promoters and inhibitors of animal source food consumption in...

Nutrition-sensitive interventions to improve overall diet quality are increasingly needed to improve maternal and child health. This study demonstrates feasibility of a structured process...

CORE Group will host the Spring 2017 Global Health Practitioner Conference, Integrated Approaches: The Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Key to Community Health, on April 20 – 21, 2017 in...

Approaches that improve women’s engagement in livestock value chains and their impact on women’s empowerment and maternal and child nutrition (MCN) can be powerful in improving women’s and...

The agriculture sector has a significant role to play in improving the nutritional status of women and children. Strengthening the link between agriculture and nutrition is critical to...

This study examines the feasibility of delivering maternal, infant, and young child nutrition behavior change communication through an innovative agricultural extension program serving...

In response to persistently poor maternal, newborn and child health indicators in low income countries, governments, non-governmental organizations and international donors have intensified...

Reducing stunting in South Asia requires the coordination of nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific interventions, especially measures that lead to improved nutritional status for...

In his new book, journalist Roger Thurow tells stories of mothers and babies worldwide to explore the effort to end childhood malnutrition. Thurow highlights the importance of proper...

Strong leadership has been identified as a common element of success within countries that have made rapid progress in tackling child and maternal undernutrition. This study of 89...

After reviewing 42 evaluations of agricultural interventions for improved maternal and child nutrition, the authors of this article identify three intervention typologies – enhancement,...

The 68th World Health Assembly (WHA) was held in Geneva, Switzerland, bringing together World Health Organization Member States to focus on key milestones for nutrition toward achieving the...

This overview from the Maternal and Young Child Nutrition Security Initiative in Asia outlines linkages between nutrition and a variety of development sectors. The brief re-examines the...