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The “Fill the Nutrient Gap” analysis: An approach to strengthen nutrition situation analysis and decision making towards multi-sectoral policies and systems change

The World Food Programme, with input from University of California Davis, International Food Policy Research Institute, Epicentre, Harvard University, Mahidol University, Save the Children, and UNICEF, has developed a framework for strengthened nutrition situation analysis and decision-making called the “Fill the Nutrient Gap” (FNG), which aims to support identification of strategies to increase availability, access, and choice of nutritious foods, to ultimately improve nutrient intake. The FNG analysis takes a systems approach to identify context-specific barriers to accessing and selecting nutritious foods for and by different target groups. The review of secondary data together with ‘Cost of the Diet’ linear programming provides an evidence base for policymakers to develop policies and programmes. The FNG process engages stakeholders from multiple sectors to contribute to the analysis and identify how they can improve nutrition within their context.


Maternal and Child Nutrition Bose et al. January 2019
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