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KEY ACHIEVEMENTS                                          TSU-WCD DIVISION OF NITI AAYOG                                                                                              information on ECD-related initiatives for children in
                                                                                       FOR STRENGTHENING THE                                                                                                       the age group of 0-3 years and a document on best

                             YES TO POSHAN IN ANDHRA PRADESH                           IMPLEMENTATION OF MISSION                                                                                                   practices was compiled for nutrition functionaries
                                                                                       POSHAN 2.0                                                                                                                  of aspirational districts.
                             • Adoption of Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) as
                                                                                       •  Reviewing the erstwhile Poshan  Abhiyaan and now
                               an approach for all key functionaries, which can help
                                                                                         Mission  Poshan 2.0  for  monitoring and  evaluation
                               bring the community together to identify, understand,
                                                                                         guidelines through the technical support provided to
                               and address nutrition problems of the community. The
                                                                                         the Niti Aayog, the team was able to provide data to
                               process comprises a series of meetings, in which
                                                                                         support  the  findings  of  the National  Family  Health
                               community groups are encouraged to discuss, learn, and    Survey  (NFHS)   for  individual  states  and  union
                               engage in participatory decision-making that will enable   territories (UTs). In addition, a few specific states have
                               them to take action to address malnutrition problems.     been supported in developing the action plan for
                                                                                         addressing weight and anaemia-related deficiencies.
                             • Revamping the capacity of actors, such as  Anganwadi
                               Workers (AWW), Accredited Social Health Activist        •  Preparation  of   a  booklet   on   Gender   and
                               (ASHA),   family  members,   and   members    from        Nutrition by the Women and Child Development
                               community-based organisations, such as                         division of the  NITI Aayog with the technical
                               mothers’ groups, etc. through education                            support  of  Tata  Trusts’  Nutrition team.
                                                                                               The booklet:
                               to ensure essential nutrition, including
                                                                                          (a) emphasises the role of women as the nutrition
                               breastfeeding and complementary feeding.
                                                                                                  gatekeepers of society

                                                                                                       (b)  provides  a  situational  analysis
                             • Providing technical support to key
                                                                                                            and  strategy  for  improving
                               programme  functionaries  on growth
                                                                                                             health and nutrition outcomes
                               monitoring/promotion, dietary diversity,
                                                                                                              among  women,  adolescent
                               i.e., di erent foods and food groups                                           girls, and children
                               as a good source for various macro                                           (c)  advocates  best   practices
                               and   micronutrients  to   ensure                                              followed in aspirational districts
                               nutrient adequacy.                                                            relating to gender and nutrition
                                                                                                          (d)  provides  state-specific  salient
                             • Popularising the adoption of nutri-                                         features and recommendations for
                               gardens at Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) at                                    improvement in gender and nutrition
                               the community level. This has been done by
                               enhancing dietary diversity through a constant                     • Facilitation of the compilation of best
                                                                                         practices for Early Child Development (ECD) along with
                               supply of micronutrients in the form of fruits and
                                                                                         the  NITI Aayog. This has been done by reviewing the
                               vegetables, which are su cient to meet a family's
                                                                                         status of ECD in India, gathering scientific evidence,
                               nutritional requirements.
                                                                                         programmes and policies, and through coordination
                                                                                         with  States/UTs.  The   team   collected  detailed

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