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Maternal Nutrition: Prevention of malnutrition in women before and during pregnancy and while breastfeeding

This document aims to provide UNICEF country teams and their partners with guidance to design, implement and monitor evidence-based programmes to improve the nutrition of women before and during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. The guidance supports UNICEF’s vision for improving the diets, services and practices of women as described in the UNICEF Nutrition Strategy 2020–2030. Specifically, this guidance supports the implementation of Results Area 3 on the prevention of all forms of malnutrition in women across the life course. 

UNICEF Dalmiya et al. January 2022
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