The complementary feeding period (6-23 months) is a critical time for healthy growth and development. This session will present an action framework to guide a systematic analysis and systems approach to improving young children’s diets during the complementary feeding period developed by UNICEF. Then participants will learn a step-by-step process to improve the design, implementation and measurement of quality social and behavior change for complementary feeding with a deep dive on Rwanda’s experiences to ground the discussion. We will give participants hands-on practice using practical tools in mock scenarios and then have participants discuss challenges and brainstorm solutions.
Please review the following:
- Social and Behavior Change Helps Improve Nutrition
- Behaviors to Improve Nutrition
- Prioritizing Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Behaviors
- Factors That Influence Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Behaviors
- Social and Behavior Change Do's and Don'ts: Getting It Right for Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Programming
UNICEF Programming Guidance
All of these documents are also available as PDFs here.
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