In order to combat some of the key challenges in addressing hunger and malnutrition, BRAC provides an integrated set of interventions to empower communities and improve their nutritional outcomes.
Community health workers conduct home visits, counselling sessions, coaching, demonstrations and use referrals to improve feeding practices of pregnant women and mothers. Early childhood development care is supported through direct services at the community level, and through engaging local government institutions for improving service delivery outcomes. Over the past year, 1.6 million mothers have been counselled on exclusive breastfeeding and recommended complementary feeding practices. In addition, 1.1 million pregnant women and adolescent girls received counselling on dietary diversity and adequate food intake.
Courtyard meetings, school forums and social mobilisation efforts help to address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls. Nutrition-sensitive aquaculture is promoted to enable households to produce more nutritious food for consumption as well as improve availability and accessibility of nutritious food in their communities.