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Protection, Promotion and Support of Healthy Maternal, Infant and Young Child Feeding

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This section looks at healthy nutrition from a programmatic point of view. It includes links with high impact nutrition interventions and an introduction on the Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA) approach to support planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of high-impact nutrition interventions. It is intended mainly for practitioners and program managers.

Protection, Promotion and Support of healthy maternal, infant and young child Feeding


The Essential Nutrition Actions (ENAs) Approach


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Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA) Framework

The Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA) framework  an operational framework for managing the advocacy, planning and delivery of an integrated package of preventive nutrition actions encompassing infant and young child feeding (IYCF), micronutrients and women's nutrition. Using multiple contact points, it targets health services and behavior change communication support (BCC) to women and young children during the first 1,000 days of life - from conception through the first two years of life - when nutrient requirements are increased, the risks of undernutrition are great, and the consequences of deficiencies most likely to be irreversible. All these actions have been proven to improve nutritional status and reduce mortality.

The training component for the implementation of the ENA framework at both the health facility and community levels include 3 guides as follows:

1. The Booklet of Key ENA Messages (Word Version)French (Wordillustrates the key ENA messages and can be used by those implementing and supporting health, nutrition, and food security programs for improving nutrition practices among pregnant and lactating mothers and children under two.

2.  ENA Health Worker Training Guide (Word Version) / French (Word) equips health service providers with the technical, action-oriented nutrition knowledge and counseling skills needed to support pregnant women, mothers with children under two years of age, and other key family members to adopt optimal nutrition practices.

2b.  ENA Health Worker Handouts (Word Version) / French (Word)

3.  ENA Community Volunteers Training Guide (Word Version) / French (Word) equips semi-literate or illiterate Community Volunteers with the basic action-oriented nutrition knowledge and counseling skills needed to support pregnant women, mothers with children under two years and other key family members to adopt optimal nutrition practices


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Resources for Protection, Promotion and Support of Healthy Maternal, Infant and Young Child Feeding



6 March, 2016
 


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