News and Events

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Tanzania Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS) Tools

17 January 2017

Developed by the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) and FANTA, the first edition of the Tanzania NACS tools was completed in 2011 and used nationwide by local government authorities, other implementing partners, and facility- and community-based service providers in 18 regions of the country.

Tanzania Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS) Training Package for Facility-Based Service Providers

5 January 2017

The NACS training package centers on training facility-based health care providers, based on national and global references and standards. It is a key component of the Tanzanian government’s commitment to integrating quality nutrition services into routine health care and treatment under the National Multisectoral Nutrition Action Plan (2016−2021).

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Improving Dietary Diversity to Enhance Women’s and Children’s Nutritional Status in Guatemala’s Western Highlands: Recommendations for the Guatemalan Agriculture Sector

29 December 2016

The agriculture sector has a significant role to play in improving the nutritional status of women and children. This brief provides recommendations to improve availability of and access to nutrient-dense local foods to improve dietary diversity and reduce nutrient gaps among women and children in the Western Highlands.

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26th Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture: The Virtuous Emulsification of Business and Nutrition

19 December 2016

With FANTA support, the 26th Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture took place at the International Food Policy Research Institute and explored how non-business and business actors engage more productively within the mixed-economy food system to form healthy rather than toxic alliances in the fight against malnutrition.

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2nd World Breastfeeding Conference 2016

8 December 2016

FANTA presented on and discussed nutrition advocacy and community nutrition assessment, counseling and support at the 2nd World Breastfeeding Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference drew in nutrition policy makers from around the world to analyze progress made and challenges faced in enhancing breastfeeding rates globally since 2012.

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World AIDS Day 2016: Leadership. Commitment. Impact.

1 December 2016

Through leadership, commitment, and impact, FANTA is contributing to global efforts in developing effective HIV prevention and treatment strategies as well as strategies to help people living with HIV adhere to HIV treatment and improve their quality of life. Learn more about FANTA’s work in improving the lives of people living with HIV.

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7th African Nutrition Epidemiology Conference (ANEC VII)

23 November 2016

FANTA presented “Strengthening Multisectoral Planning for Nutrition at the Local Government Level: Experience from Uganda ” at the 7th African Nutrition Epidemiology Conference on October 12th. In the presentation, FANTA shared its approach to strengthening local nutrition governance through the District Nutrition Coordination Committee Initiative.

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Effective Sustainability and Exit Strategies for USAID FFP Development Food Assistance Projects

14 November 2016

FANTA’s exit strategy study, conducted by Tufts University, has fundamentally informed the strategic approaches of FFP’s new strategy. The study was carried out in four countries to provide guidance to future development projects on sustainability. Recommendations from the study are reflected in the FFP guidance, which focuses on longer-term sustainable gains as opposed to more near-term modest results.

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FANTA Presents PROFILES Advocacy Tool at CORE Group Global Conference

8 November 2016

At the CORE Group Fall 2016 Global Health Practitioner Conference on Oct 13–14, 2016, FANTA discussed our nutrition advocacy process and explained how the newly revised PROFILES tool supports country-level nutrition advocacy.

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Body Mass Index (BMI) Wheel

24 October 2016

Through the use of the body mass index wheel, created by FANTA and the Boston Children’s Hospital, health care workers can quickly calculate BMI and BMI-for-age as well as determine a client’s nutritional status using a single time-saving tool.


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