Healthy people need healthy food systems. That’s why we promote food security around the world and help health workers provide the guidance and services their communities need to stay nourished and healthy.

Our key approaches include:

  • Supporting advocacy and policy efforts on nutrition, health, and food security issues
  • Promoting evidence-based maternal, neonatal, and child health practices in the first 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday
  • Incorporating gender-equitable and culturally sensitive approaches that empower women to improve their health and the health of their children
  • Linking HIV positive individuals and families with nutrition education and support
  • Improving the quality of essential community services, such as Village Health and Nutrition Days in India
  • Providing support for improved dietary diversity, household budgeting, backyard gardening, and essential hygiene practices

Selected Achievements

Developed a nutrition education program for district hospitals in Rwanda to combat chronic child malnutrition.
Served as the Secretariat of the Coalition for Sustainable Nutrition Security in India leading to the launch of the Karnataka Comprehensive Nutrition Mission.
Deployed nutrition advisors in India to work across sectors and serve as a bridge between the community and government departments and services.
Improved the health of mothers and babies throughout rural India through technology and training for community-based midwives and accredited social health activists.