IR2. Promoting Optimal Nutrition, WASH, and Agriculture Behaviors

The goal is to improve maternal, adolescent and child nutrition by increasing the adoption of optimal nutrition, WASH, and agriculture behaviors using social and behavior change communication (SBCC). This approach addresses gaps and promotes alignment and consistency of SBCC activities across the country.

IR2 integrates programming related to nutrition-sensitive agriculture (IR1), nutrition-specific interventions through the health sector (IR3), and WASH (IR4). The targets are women and their family members, caretakers, and the most vulnerable households with children under two. The SBCC focus on women emphasizes equal distribution of responsibilities and decision-making in households for optimal family health and growth.

The following focus areas are identified under IR2:

  • Evidence-based SBCC approaches to improve nutrition, WASH, and agriculture-related behaviors
  • Frontline agriculture and health workers’ skills related to SBCC
  • Promotion and support of SBCC at community and household levels
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Menu Planning Game for Improved Dietary Diversity and Increased Frequency of Eating/Feeding-Tigringa

The revised version includes a 1 square meter vinyl mat with printed images of 3 large bowls (for meals) and 2 small bowls (for snacks); a set of laminated food cards that include a variety of animal source foods, nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, staple foods, breastmilk, and also non-nutritious/junk foods (e.g. candy and sweets, biscuits, carbinated beverages); and written instructions for the facilitator.

Menu Planning Game for Improved Dietary Diversity and Increased Frequency of Eating/Feeding-Oromiffa

The revised version includes a 1 square meter vinyl mat with printed images of 3 large bowls (for meals) and 2 small bowls (for snacks); a set of laminated food cards that include a variety of animal source foods, nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, staple foods, breastmilk, and also non-nutritious/junk foods (e.g. candy and sweets, biscuits, carbinated beverages); and written instructions for the facilitator.

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