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.
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.