Healthy people need healthy food systems. That’s why we promote food security around the world and help health workers provide the guidance and services their communities need to stay nourished and healthy.
Our key approaches include:
Supporting advocacy and policy efforts on nutrition, health, and food security issues
Promoting evidence-based maternal, neonatal, and child health practices in the first 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday
Incorporating gender-equitable and culturally sensitive approaches that empower women to improve their health and the health of their children
Linking HIV positive individuals and families with nutrition education and support
Improving the quality of essential community services, such as Village Health and Nutrition Days in India
Providing support for improved dietary diversity, household budgeting, backyard gardening, and essential hygiene practices
Developed a nutrition education program for district hospitals in Rwanda to combat chronic child malnutrition.