Tackling malnutrition at the community level

Community Hunger Fighters (CHF) for every FSN village to create awareness on importance of nutrition, health and hygiene 
A pathway to address malnutrition is by involving the people, to understand and address problems of malnutrition in their own communities.

CHF are selected by the village community in consultation with them. They are given training on what a balanced diet is, kitchen garden concept, importance of eating vegetables, accessing entitlements, safe drinking water, health and nutrition of mother and child, as well as child-feeding practices.

In Wardha, five males and three females from five FSN villages underwent training (Dec 2014 - Mar 2015) in ten modules. The training was organised by MSSRF, and included field exposure visits. 

In Koraput also, CHFs were trained in three villages. Totally, 30 CHF will undergo residential training at MSSRF’s Jeypore office. 

CHFs will receive nutrition, health and hygiene info posters, leaflets and flash cards in their local language. Knowledge extension from exposure will be arranged periodically, and LANSA nutritionists - DJ Nithya,Rupal Wagh and Jasaswini Padhy will empower the CHFs to create nutrition awareness in the FSN villages. 

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Published Date: 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

South Asia Focus

Funded by UK DFID

This research has been funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK Government’s official policies



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