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Use of Guatemalan Household Consumption and Expenditure Survey (HCES) Data to Develop Optifood Food-Based Recommendations

18 December 2017

Optifood, a tool used to develop food-based recommendations (FBRs), usually relies on primary data, which require considerable resources to collect. FANTA studied the feasibility of using Household Consumption and Expenditure Survey (HCES) data to develop FBRs. The results show that HCES data can serve as a proxy for primary data to develop FBRs for testing in communities. The report is available in English and the summary report is available in Spanish and English. 

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Food for Peace and FANTA Webinar on Data Use in Decision Making

14 December 2017

FFP and FANTA co-facilitated a webinar in November 2017 to discuss different approaches to data use. The webinar featured presentations from FFP staff and implementing partners, plus a presentation from a PEPFAR implementing partner on innovative data use strategies in other sectors.

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Operationalizing Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS) Guidance In Zambia: A Report on FANTA Activities from 2013 to 2017

12 December 2017

Over the last four years, FANTA worked with the Government of the Republic of Zambia, PEPFAR Implementing Partners, and other key nutrition stakeholders to integrate NACS into the country’s health policy, planning, and service delivery.  A new report describes our contributions to Zambia’s efforts to address the nutrition problems of children, women, and people with chronic infectious diseases, including HIV. 

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Uganda Nutrition Advocacy Planning Workshop Guide for Districts and Lower Local Governments

7 December 2017

FANTA developed a guide for workshops that equip Uganda’s nutrition coordination committees and local leaders to create nutrition advocacy implementation plans for local governments. The plans support district/local Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plans, which prioritize nutrition efforts in those jurisdictions. 

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