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Nutrition at the Center
Pages and Files
Technical Interventions of N@C:
Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition
Cross Cutting Areas:
Gender and Empowerment
IYCN and rMN
Nutrition Programming Resources
FNS Workshop April 30, 2014
Past related projects:
Window of Opportunity
Nutrition at the Center Staff Page
CARE Program Information and Impact Reporting System (PIIRS)
Videos on CARE's work in maternal and child nutrition
Care's Wiki Home
Food and Nutrition Security Resource Hub
Advocacy & Policy
is a framework which guides decision making in an organization or government. It is a statement of intended action. Policies deal with matters of daily life.
is an organized effort to influence decision making. People who attempt to inform decision makers and to influence their decisions are called advocates.
International conventions, policy actions, and initiatives in support of breastfeeding
International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes (1981) and subsequent World Health Assembly resolutions
Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)
World Summit for Children (1990)
World Declaration on the Survival, Protection, and Development of Children and Plan of Action for Children (1990)
Innocenti Declaration (1990)
Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (1991)
International Nutrition Conference (1992)
International Conference on Population and Development (1994)
Fourth World Conference on Population and Development (1994)
Global Strategy on Infant and Young Child Feeding (presented at the World Health Assembly in 2002)
Listed below are links to the three foundation policy documents related to IYCF.
lays out an international agenda with targets for the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding.
HO and UNICEF jointly developed the
Global Strategy for
Infant and Young Child Feeding
to revitalize world attention to
the impact that feeding practices have on the nutritional status, growth and development, health, and thus the very survival of infants and young
This document outlines the contribution of early and exclusive breastfeeding, continued breastfeeding with complementary feeding and related maternal nutrition to the
Millennium Development Goals
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