Introduction

This training course aims to enhance the competencies and build the capacity of UNICEF staff and counterparts who are involved in Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) programmes in developing countries. This includes programme development, programme implementation, programme evaluation, and other related activities for improving nutrition and health outcomes of infants, young children, and women.

After completing the training, you should have:

  • Awareness of up-to-date knowledge about IYCF and nutrition for women.
  • Ability to interpret data and describe population-based problems related to IYCF.
  • Ability to recommend appropriate IYCF research, programmes, and policies to supervisors, partners, and national governments.
  • Awareness of best practices to coordinate, facilitate, manage and monitor action on recommended IYCF research, programmes, and policies.
  • Awareness of best practices to incorporate IYCF initiatives with emerging issues.

Acknowledgments

This training course was jointly developed by the Infant and Young Child Feeding Unit, Nutrition Section, UNICEF Headquarters and Cornell NutritionWorks, Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. We also appreciate the contributions of all the speakers.

Credits

This course was developed by the following individuals:

UNICEF

Mandana Arabi, MD, PhD
Former Nutrition Specialist, Complementary Feeding
Nutrition Section
UNICEF Headquarters, New York (until 2012)
Project Manager, Course Content Development & Review

Nuné Mangasaryan, MD, MPH
Former Senior Nutrition Adviser
UNICEF Headquarters, New York (until 2013)
Course Content Development & Review

Christiane Rudert, MSc
Former Nutrition Specialist, Infant Feeding
UNICEF Headquarters, New York (until 2014)
Regional Adviser, Nutrition, East Asia and Pacific Regional Office,
UNICEF
Course Content Development & Review

France Bégin, PhD
Senior Nutrition Adviser
Early Childhood Nutrition
UNICEF Headquarters, New York
Course Content Development & Review

Aashima Garg, PhD
Nutrition Specialist
Early Childhood Nutrition
UNICEF Headquarters, New York
Course Content Update and Review

Jessica White
Consultant
Early Childhood Nutrition
UNICEF Headquarters, New York
Course Content Update and Review

Cornell University

Christina Stark, MS, RD, CDN
Program Leader, Cornell NutritionWorks
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Cornell University
Course Coordinator, Overall Development

Keriann Paul, PhD
Former Postdoctoral Associate
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Cornell University
Course Content Development & Editing

Brian Gollands
Second Nature Productions, Ithaca, New York
Web Developer

Claudia Haferkamp-Wise
Support Specialist
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Cornell University
Course and Web Production Support

Christopher Knight
Producer/Cinematographer
Cornell Transnational Learning
Cornell University
Video Production

Darcy Dyll
Former Production Manager
Cornell Transnational Learning
Cornell University
Video Production