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Key Considerations for Engaging Men in Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition Programming. A Technical Report for USAID Resilience Food Security Activity Implementing Partners

Maternal, infant, and young child nutrition programs have traditionally focused on mothers. Growing evidence suggests engaging men in nutrition programs is often associated with improved infant and young child feeding, maternal dietary practices. This paper highlights the importance of intentionally engaging men through gender transformative approaches such as establishment of education programs that promote conversations and encourage dialogue amongst partners whilst creating safe spaces for gender reflection. It encourages good practices such as encouraging men to take on caregiving responsibilities for improved nutrition outcomes at the household level.

USAID USAID Advancing Nutrition September 2023
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