Implementation Notes summarize experiences related to how specific interventions or programs are delivered. They are intended to share information on innovations in delivery and are not research products.  The latest set of Implementation Notes documents nine examples of program initiatives that have attempted to improve the quality of young children’s diets in India.

The Health Subcenter as an Effective Platform for Coordinated Capacity Building and Supportive Supervision of Frontline Workers

Given the range of frontline staff and their complementary aims, the health subcenter represents an optimal geographical and demographic unit for health and nutrition programs to target specific outcomes through nutrition-specific interventions. It is a natural platform for convergence among staff of both the Department of Health and the Department of Social Welfare. Since 2011, >> Read more

Leveraging the Power of Women’s Groups and Financial Services to Improve Knowledge and Behaviors for Improved Child and Maternal Nutrition

 Microfinance institutions (MFIs), self-help promoting institutions (SHPIs), and their self-help groups (SHGs) reach about 90 million poor women in India, bringing them together regularly to participate in financial activities that support their livelihoods. Since 2007, Freedom from Hunger and the Microcredit Summit Campaign, in partnership through the Health and Microfinance Alliance (HMA), have worked with >> Read more

Pustikar Diwas: Convergent Action to Reduce Child Undernutrition in Odisha

In 2009, the Department of Health & Family Welfare and the Integrated Child Development Services began Pustikar Diwas, which is a fixed-service delivery day on which medical personnel at primary health centers and community health centers attend the nutritional needs of severely underweight children and those suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Pustikar Diwas enables skilled providers >> Read more

The Bhavishya Alliance: A Multisectoral Initiative to Address Undernutrition in Maharashtra

In 2006, a strategic, multistakeholder alliance among Hindustan Unilever, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the Synergos Institute was conceived and formalized as the Bhavishya Alliance to address malnutrition in Maharashtra. This Implementation Note summarizes how the Bhavishya Alliance served as a way for those in corporate, government, and civil society sectors planned and >> Read more

Writing About Nutrition in Indian Newspapers: Lessons Learned from the OneWorld POSHAN Media Fellowship

To try to raise the profile of nutrition in the Indian media, POSHAN and the OneWorld Foundation, India (OWFI) co-implemented the six-month OneWorld-POSHAN Fellowship on Maternal and Child Undernutrition. The fellowship was designed to highlight the massive prevalence of undernutrition among women and children in India through the mainstream newspaper media. It was envisioned that >> Read more

POSHAN Releases New Series on the Implementation of Innovations to Improve Nutrition in India

Today, POSHAN launched a new series of publications called Implementation Notes. These papers summarize experiences related to how specific interventions or programs are delivered. They are intended to share information on innovations in delivery and are not research products. POSHAN launched these at the Together for Nutrition 2014: Working Across Sectors to Improve Nutrition in >> Read more