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Body Mass Index (BMI) Wheel

19 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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The Impact of a Promising Prenatal Health Intervention on Children’s Mortality, Morbidity, Growth, and Development in Rural Malawi

17 October 2016

Little is known about the cause of preterm birth and its exact association with adverse health outcomes later in life. FANTA initiated a study with its partner, the University of Tampere, to investigate some of these issues affecting those living in low-income settings where the problem is most common.

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World Food Day 2016

13 October 2016

The world aims to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. Addressing climate change is crucial to continuing the fight against hunger and achieving this goal. That's why the theme of World Food Day this year is "Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must, too." Learn more about the links between climate change and food security.

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Impact Story: Research Informs Guidance on the Integration of Family Planning and Nutrition Programming

12 October 2016

To capture USAID experiences with integrating family planning with food security and nutrition programming, FANTA published findings and case studies from a desk review on the topic. Findings and recommendations are also included in a USAID technical brief on the topic.

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Congratulations to the 2015–2016 Uganda Nutrition Fellows

7 October 2016

The Uganda Nutrition Fellowship—an 18-month program to develop skilled nutrition professionals—placed 12 Fellows with nine host organizations last year to engage in a variety of nutrition activities. The multi-talented and dedicated Fellows graduated from the program on October 13 with newly gained technical and leadership experience. Learn more about the Fellows.

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Community Mobilization on Food and Nutrition Security: Materials for Community Development Officers and Mobilizers in Uganda

3 October 2016

FANTA worked in collaboration with the Uganda Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development to develop a guide to assist with conducting a 3-day session for community development officers on integrating food and nutrition security within community mobilization activities.

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Guidelines for Integrating Nutrition into Agriculture Enterprise Mixes in Uganda

28 September 2016

With support from FANTA, the Uganda Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries developed these guidelines to strengthen the contribution of agriculture extension and community mobilization to improving household food and nutrition security.

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Micronutrient Deficiencies in Guatemala: Analysis, Trends, and Call to Action

19 September 2016

Results of an in-depth analysis provides evidence for the need to develop and update policy and technical guidelines in Guatemala to address micronutrient deficiencies as a public health concern, and within the context of Guatemala’s national strategy for the prevention of chronic malnutrition.

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Workshop on Conflict of Interest among SUN Stakeholders

12 September 2016

On August 26, 2016, FANTA hosted a workshop in Nairobi on preventing and managing conflict of interest in the context of the SUN movement. The workshop provided practical hands-on support to SUN focal points regarding tools to prevent and manage conflict of interest in support of developing multisectoral nutrition plans.

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USAID Breastfeeding Symposium, August 29, 2016

29 August 2016

FANTA and Alive & Thrive hosted the USAID Breastfeeding Symposium in Washington, DC, on August 29, 2016. This event brought USAID staff together with experts to look at the latest evidence and programmatic approaches in the area of breastfeeding.


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