POSHAN Delivering for Nutrition 2016: Session on India’s Food Supplementation Programs

The Supplementary Nutrition Program (SNP) component of the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) and the mid-day meal scheme are two of the key food supplementation programs offered by the Government of India. The SNP provides a daily snack and hot cooked meal for 3–6-year-old children at the anganwadi centre and take home ration (THR) for >> Read more

Estimating the Cost of Delivering Direct Nutrition Interventions at Scale

More than a third of all children under-five in India are still stunted (RSOC 2014), and other forms of undernutrition also remain a challenge. Our previous analyses indicate that two national programs— the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)— are designed specifically to cover a set of nutrition-specific interventions; >> Read more

Delivering for Nutrition in Madhya Pradesh: Insights from a Study on the State of Essential Nutrition Interventions

POSHAN is pleased to release a report on the state of delivery of ten essential nutrition interventions (ENIs) in Madhya Pradesh. This report showcases results of a recently conducted study in Tikamgarh, Shahdol, and Dindori. Using household and frontline worker surveys, data were gathered on a variety of topics including household conditions, exposure to services, >> Read more

Delivering for Nutrition in Odisha: Insights from a study on the state of Essential Nutrition Interventions

Two national programs in India ─ the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) ─ have been designed to cover and address a set of recommended nutrition-specific interventions. Frontline workers (FLWs) from both programs are expected to work together to deliver these interventions. There are, however, challenges to working across >> Read more

Taking Nutrition Action to the District Level: Identifying Workable Solutions through Cross-Sectoral Dialogue in Unnao District, Uttar Pradesh

As noted in this blog post, POSHAN has been supporting civil society partners in convening nutrition-focused solution-oriented workshops at the district level. This is the first of what will be a set of reports on such workshops across Uttar Pradesh.  Please see our previous blogs on such workshops in Madhya Pradesh (click here).  We will >> Read more

Meeting Highlights Challenges to ICDS Implementation in Madhya Pradesh

On September 24, 2013,  Vikas Samvad, a POSHAN knowledge mobilization partner, and Spandan Samaj Seva Samiti held a meeting of the Child Development Project Officers  and supervisors of Khandwa District Madhya Pradesh to gain a better understanding the issues faced in their implementation of the Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) and to discuss peer networks >> Read more

Meeting Highlights Knowledge-Sharing Needs of ICDS Implementors

POSHAN knowledge mobilization partner, Vikas Samvad, held a meeting on August 5, 2014,   in a Shivpuri District, Madhya Pradesh with 35 district and block-level officials of the Women and Child Development Department there. The meeting aimed to better understand their activities, identify their information and knowledge needs, and discuss peer networks and knowledge sharing. >> Read more