Infant and Child Feeding Indicators Measurement Guide

Infant and Child Feeding Indicators Measurement Guide

This guide is designed to assist Cooperating Sponsors and USAID in monitoring and evaluating maternal and child health (MCH)/child nutrition activities funded under USAID's PL 480 Title II Food Aid program. The goal of these activities is to improve the nutritional status and the general well-being of infants and children. One measure of success is a reduction of stunted and underweight children. Such decreases across a given population are the broad impacts or outcomes for these projects as defined by the USAID's Office of Food for Peace (FFP) in the Bureau for Humanitarian Response (BHR).(2) This guide is concerned with the changes in feeding practices of infants and small children that must occur as a precondition for improved nutritional status. A number of feeding practices are almost universally believed to be beneficial and are commonly promoted in the course of MCH/child nutrition activities. [author]

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