Preventing Child Deaths through Optimal Breastfeeding and Advocacy
Research in the Western Highlands of Guatemala Reveals Problem Nutrients and Provides Recommendations
In Guatemala, where nearly half of children under 5 are stunted, FANTA used the Optifood tool to identify strategies to improve the nutritional quality of diets in the Western Highlands for pregnant and lactating women and children 6–23 months of age based on locally-available foods.
The multifaceted and innovative Uganda Nutrition Fellowship program is helping strengthen Uganda’s national capacity and nutrition expertise by providing recent nutrition graduates with mentoring and practical experience. The first eight fellows are graduating this August, and FANTA anticipates accepting up to 12 new fellows for the second year of the program. The UNF graduates will be tomorrow’s leaders in the fight for a healthier future for Uganda’s population.
Consensus Meeting on a Global Indicator to Measure Women’s Dietary Diversity
FANTA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) hosted a technical meeting on July 15–16, 2014, to reach consensus on a global dietary diversity indicator to use as a proxy for assessing the micronutrient adequacy of women’s diets. The meeting builds on research carried out by the Women’s Dietary Diversity Project (WDDP).