The Department of Health is inviting comments on the it’s proposed Nutrition Guidelines for Early Childhood Development Centres. The full document is viewable here. Comments must be sent to Ms Rebone Ntsie by 9th December 2016 on email@example.com.
The national Department of Social Development this week published a Terms of Reference for the Appointment of a Service Provider for the Implementation of the Household Food and Nutrition Security Programme for 2015/16. The purpose of the TOR is “solicit proposals from NPOs to facilitate implementation of an integrated Household Food and Nutrition Security Programme for the Department of Social … Read More
This article published last week in the Lancet, discusses child development, growth and health outcomes achieved by adding an integrated cognitive stimulation/nutrition intervention for 0-2s on to a lay community health worker programme in rural Pakistan, as part of a large RCT funded by UNICEF. The results show that children who received responsive stimulation had significantly higher development scores on … Read More
Adequate nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life are crucial to his or her survival, optimal growth, development, and cognitive and social-emotional functioning. Investing in effective infant nutrition also has long-term benefits in school outcomes and economic productivity. This publication, authored by Michael K. Hendricks (School of Child and Adolescent Health, UCT) and Sipho Dlamin (UCT, formerly DGMT), … Read More