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Promoting Optimal Infant Feeding Practices and Effective Use of Complementary Foods for Infants: Delivery Lessons

This paper brings together evidence and learning from a portfolio of innovative private and public models aiming to improve the consumption of nutrient-dense, vitamin-rich and mineral-rich complementary foods in children 6-23 months of age alongside breastfeeding. It specifically focuses on behavior change to adopt better feeding and care practices. The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition’s (GAIN) project portfolio consists of a diverse set of 23 projects in 17 countries in Africa, Asia,and Latin America carried out over a 7-year period between 2008 and 2014. By December 2014 a total of 19 million beneficiaries have been reached, close to the initial target of 20 million,and cumulative coverage is expected to be almost 25 million by the end of 2015.

van Liere
Director, Nutrition for Mothers and Childern
Geographical coverage: 

02. zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages