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News

Sheema Khatun speaking at the rountable

Sheema Khatun, a CNC from Bangladesh, spoke at a roundtable on the importance of breastfeeding, challenges she faced, and the vital role of CNCs.

Holding newborn baby

SPRING/Bangladesh observed World Breastfeeding Week, organizing rallies, dramas, music performances, quiz competitions, and discussions across Khulna and Barisal divisions

U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits SPRING/Senegal

Congressional staffers learn how partnerships are strengthening agriculture and improving nutrition.

A panel at the Policies against Hunger XII Conference

SPRING/Bangladesh shares its experience on Farmer Nutrition Schools in the Policies against Hunger XII Conference in Berlin, Germany

Success Stories

Farmer nutrition school member Nilufa tends to her orange-fleshed sweet potato crop.

In 2016, SPRING distributed OFSP vines to nearly 12,000 FNS members across Barisal and Khulna Divisions, making OFSP accessible to many poor women farmers for the first time.

Training Materials

Household leaders meet together

This 24-minute documentary, filmed in the Northern and Upper East Regions of Ghana, summarizes the current status of child undernutrition and the role key local leaders and “their...

Job Aids and Tools

Cookbook cover page

This Kyrgyz-language cookbook published by SPRING, with support from Ergene, was desgined to encourage nutritious eating habits for families, especially those with children under two years...

Mother feeding her child

SPRING developed and produced a Kyrgyz-language booklet for mothers entitled “Nutrition & Development of Children Under Two Years of Age,” in coordination with the government of the...

Reports

Woman spoon feeding a baby.

In November 2012, SPRING and Digital Green completed a qualitative study in purposely selected villages in Keonjhar district to identify current social and cultural determinants, practices...

Three women tending their crops

SPRING/Mali officially launched in December 2014 with the support of our lead implementing partner, Helen Keller International (HKI). USAID/Mali tasked us with improving the nutritional...

Integrated Nutrition and Agriculture Needs Assessment for Sierra Leone

As part of USAID’s Ebola recovery efforts, USAID/Sierra Leone and USAID/Washington’s Bureau for Food Security (BFS) requested that the SPRING conduct a nutrition assessment in Bombali and...

Activities

Harvesting cowpeas

SPRING/Guinea tested an approach to grow cowpeas during the off-season to see if they could achieve sufficient yields to serve as a source of protein.

A community activist meets with a group of people

SPRING is working at the community level to encourage social and behavior change around nutrition and hygiene, targeting 1,000 day households through various communication channels.

The SPRING/Ghana 1,000 Day Household Approach

In Ghana, the SPRING 1,000 day household approach targets nutrition improvements to pregnant women and children 2 years of age and younger, paving a clear impact pathway for each activity.

Woman, man, and baby stand outside a hut with a tippy tap

Much of SPRING/Ghana’s work surrounds the WASH 1,000 approach, which promotes four key behaviors related to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities during the first 1,000 days, and...

In Uganda, we worked with the Ugandan government, UN agencies, and USAID implementing partners to develop the National Advocacy and Communication Strategy in support of the Uganda Nutrition...

Galleries

Holding newborn baby

SPRING/Bangladesh observed World Breastfeeding Week, organizing rallies, dramas, music performances, quiz competitions, and discussions across Khulna and Barisal divisions.

Videos

Marching in the street for World Breastfeeding Week 2016

SPRING/Bangladesh observed World Breastfeeding Week from August 1-7, 2016 by organizing over 100 rallies, quiz competitions, discussions, and several dramas and music performances in all 40...

A Day in the Life of a 1,000 Day Household - Asia

This video was screened at the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy Global Learning and Evidence Exchange, Asia event.

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King and his elders

To draw leaders’ attention to the problem of stunting and their role in improving young children’s nutrition outcomes, SPRING/Ghana produced a 24-minute advocacy video.

Keywords: Stunting, Thousand days
Location: Ghana
A Day in the Life of a 1,000 Day Household

This video was screened at the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy Global Learning and Evidence Exchange, West Africa event.

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Two women sitting on a rug and talking

Wasila does not feel well, so her mother-in-law and husband take her to the health center, where she learns that she is one-month pregnant. The health worker advises her on practices she...

Posters

Portion of poster screenshot focusing on village graphic

Malnutrition during the first 1,000 days from pregnancy through a child’s second birthday often causes growth impairment that leads to stunting. Safe drinking water, sanitation facilities,...

Events

Woman feeding three seated children

Webinar To Review Approaches for Integrated Nutrition Programs

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Location: Online

Pages

Resource Review Summaries

This book, which is free to download at the link below, examines the first 1,000 days and the impact of exposure to malnutrition, environmental enteropathies, and hormonal and other...

Drawing upon the combined analytical skills of agriculture and nutrition program staff, this tool supports a dialogue between agriculture specialists and nutrition specialists as they...

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...

This #AskAg Twitter Chat featured a conversation on linking agriculture and nutrition with USAID, the 1000 Days Initiative, and the SPRING Project. Experts from each organization provided...