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Nutrition for Growth Communication Toolkit

To celebrate the leadership of the Government of Japan as hosts of the Tokyo 2021 Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit, stakeholders across governments, donors, civil society, the UN, and business are joining together with a united voice to raise awareness on the urgency for recommitments on nutrition at N4G. The following toolkit arms those working to mobilize and/or make commitments at the 2021 Summit with social media assets, copy, and key messages on why we all must step up and make bold commitments at the 2021 N4G Summit December 7-8 to end malnutrition in all its forms.

2021 Breastfeeding Inspiration Guide

August 1st marks the beginning of National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week, celebrating the benefits of breastfeeding for families in the United States and around the world. All month long, 1,000 Days and its fellow advocates will be highlighting breastfeeding in different communities and how we can build a landscape of breastfeeding support.

Nutrition for Growth Year of Action Advocacy Toolkit

Good nutrition is a human right and is fundamental to health and well-being. To support the nutrition advocacy community to continue building momentum during this 2021 Nutrition Year of Action, please visit the Nutrition Year of Action Advocacy toolkit bringing together a bevy of priority messages, resources, and social graphics to amplify key asks from ICAN and SUN CSN colleagues. The toolkit aims to inspire collective action on global nutrition towards the Tokyo Summit and other key commitment-making moments this year, including the Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems Summit in July and the Summit in September.

The Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Undernutrition Progress

In 2021, The Lancet published the latest Series on Maternal and Child Undernutrition, including three new papers that build upon findings from the previous 2008 and 2013 Series, which established an evidence-based global agenda for tackling undernutrition over the past decade. The newest series highlights how the evidence base for nutrition, health, food systems, social protection, and water, sanitation and hygiene interventions have evolved since the 2013 Series and identifies the priority actions needed to regain and accelerate progress within the next decade.

Management of At-risk Mothers and Infants under 6 months (MAMI): experiences from community programming

The vision for MAMI is that every infant under 6 months is nutritionally assessed and appropriately supported to survive and thrive, at every community and health-service contact.

In this short video Save the Children share experiences from the field of utilizing the MAMI Approach in Bangladesh and Ethiopia to save the lives of vulnerable infants who may otherwise be missed. To see the MAMI Tool for programming from Save the Children and GOAL, visit here.

MAMI can help save the lives of vulnerable infants.
But we need your help: To see them. To assess them. To provide support.
Contact: mami@savechildren.org for queries and further support.

This video was developed by Save the Children in collaboration with GOAL, with financial support from Eleanor Crook Foundation (ECF) and technical support from the MAMI Global Network.

Due Diligence for Predictive Models

A list of questions advocates should ask themselves before using numbers that have been generated by a predictive model. The information came from a 1,000 Days Severe Malnutrition Learning Series webinar “Predictive Modelling for Nutrition: Using Projections to Enhance Advocacy” and was provided by speakers Dr. Derek Headey, Senior Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) – Myanmar and Dr. Rebecca Heidkamp, faculty member in the Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Reflections on the UN Global Action Plan (GAP) on Child Wasting: How can the GAP on Child Wasting address gaps in continuity of care?

The release of Field Exchange 60 coincided with UN Agencies global initiative to determine how they could provide a more unified response to care for wasted children. In March 2020, five UN agencies (UNICEF, WFP, WHO, UNHCR, FAO) published the Global Action Plan (GAP) on Child Wasting: A Framework for Action (see box 2). In May 2020, the Field Exchange Team reviewed the Field Exchange 60 priority actions relative to the GAP Framework. This brief outlines findings to help inform next steps in the development and finalisation of the GAP on Child Wasting.

Vaccinations, Nutrition, and COVID-19

Key messages about how vaccinations, nutrition, and COVID-19 are connected. The following organizations contributed to this messaging: Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN), 1,000 Days, ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership, HarvestPlus/IFPRI, Save the Children Japan, Save the Children UK, Eleanor Crook Foundation, Power of Nutrition, RESULTS UK, and Nutrition International.

Webinar: Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding amid COVID-19

Dr. Larry Grummer-Strawn, Technical Officer Dept. of Nutrition and Food Safety at the World Health Organization (WHO), presents to the International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN) regarding the official guidance, challenges, and concerns with promoting, protecting, and supporting breastfeeding in the time of COVID-19. The WHO continues to recommend mothers with suspected COVID symptoms who choose to breastfeed can as long as they practice proper respiratory and hand hygiene. Read more here.