144/1058 - First-Foods: Accelerating progress to improve the quality of complementary foods and feeding practices for children

Organized by: UNICEF Nutrition HQ (USA)
Track 2: Nutrition Through Life Course
Sunday 15 October 16.30 - 18.30 h. Room 2 - Libertador C

Welcome and Introduction


Dr. Víctor Aguayo

Associate Director, Programme Division | Chief, Nutrition Programme. UNICEF Headquarters. New York. USA.

Complementary feeding practices: Current global and regional estimates and links with stunting


Dr. France Begin

Senior Advisor, Infant & Young Child Nutrition, Nutrition Section. UNICEF. New York.

Consumption of commercial snack food products in young children


Dr. Alissa Pries

Helen Keller International (HKI). USA.

Using behavior changes to improve complementary feeding practices


Dr. Tina Sanghvi

Alive & Thrive. FHI 360. USA.

Linking agriculture and nutrition education to improve access to quality foods for young children


Dr. Ramani Wijesinha Bettoni

Nutrition Division. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Italy.

Role of private sector in improving complementary feeding


Dr. Saul Morris

Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) – Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Commentary – time to revise the complementary feeding guidelines?


Prof. Laurence Grummer-Strawn

Technical Officer. Infant & Young Child Nutrition. World Health Organization. Geneva.

Discussion and questions from the audience