Engaging the private sector to improve access to fortified complementary foods: Moving from the “if” to the “how”
Examines private sector engagement in improving access to fortified complementary foods for children 6‒24 months of age.
Summarizes Alive & Thrive’s experience in engaging the private sector to increase supply, demand, and use of fortified complementary foods and products.
Provides the rationale for support groups, describes their design and implementation in Viet Nam, and summarizes lessons learned.
Presents the methodology and results of using linear programming to determine whether micronutrient needs could be met using only unfortified local foods in three countries, explores options for meeting these needs that includes fortified products, and compares the costs of the various scenarios.
The goal of the Alive & Thrive (A&T) Grants Program (2009 to 2014) was to identify new solutions for scaling up effective and sustainable interventions to improve infant and young child feeding by linking research to program delivery.