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How can other programmes become nutrition sensitive?


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Nutrition sensitive interventions address the underlying determinants of fetal and child nutrition and development. Example of nutrition sensitive programmes and approaches are: agriculture and food security; social safety nets; early childhood development; maternal mental health; child protection; women’s empowerment; water and sanitation; health and family planning services. Programmes can become more nutrition-sensitive by: • Strengthening their nutrition goals, design, and implementation. For example, health programmes can often deliver nutrition services through antenatal care services, routine immunization, and family planning. • Improving targeting, timing, and duration of exposure to interventions. For example, integrating nutrition into programmes that reach families with pregnant and lactating women and children between 0 and 24 months of age will optimize delivery of key services during the critical window of opportunity. • Using conditions to stimulate demand for programme services, while ensuring good service quality. For example, cash transfer programmes can set conditions on payments that require families to utilize key nutrition services, enforce school enrolment and attendance, or require parent participation in health and life skills education. Additional information can be found in the below link: Multi-sectoral approaches to nutrition

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