© 2010 Jessica Scranton, FHI 360. Mother and child in a market in Zambia.
FANTA strengthens food security and nutrition policies, strategies, programs, and systems.
© 2009 Todd Shapera, Courtesy of Photoshare. Women volunteer at a seed nursery near their village in a deforested region of the Guatemalan Highlands. Many seedlings are Guama, a fast growing species that helps provide shade for their corn crops in the mountains surrounding their communities, and helps augment depleted fuel wood supplies.
FANTA enriches the evidence base, methods, and global standards for nutrition and food security programming.
© 2006 Shwe Inn Thar, Courtesy of Photoshare.  A mother in Bago, Myanmar takes a break from working in the paddy field to breastfeed her child. Women in rural areas in Myanmar have to routinely juggle child care with work.
FANTA supports country-level food security and nutrition programs.
© 2009 Hanmanta V. Wadgave, Courtesy of Photoshare. A self-help group (SHG) member provides a mother with information on infant and newborn care during a home visit in India.
FANTA integrates nutrition interventions into community health services.

The Science of Designing Food for the World's Poor

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.

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Strengthening Maternal and Child Nutrition Services in Lesotho

FANTA is working with the Lesotho Ministry of Health to improve nutrition services for HIV-positive pregnant and lactating women and their children. Through training of trainers on NACS, FANTA is strengthening participants’ knowledge of the causes and consequences of malnutrition in HIV-affected populations and helping to improve skills in nutritional assessment and classification and nutrition counseling.