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Nigeria: Complementary Feeding and Food Demonstration Training

As part of our work building local partners’ capacity to implement infant and young child feeding interventions, SPRING put together a food demonstration training package (adapted from materials from the WINNN project) for civil society organizations (CSOs) and community volunteers who counsel caregivers on complementary feeding.

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These materials can be used by health service providers, households, and communities as reference materials and learning aids for improved understanding and knowledge of complementary feeding. The training also emphasizes best practices around water, sanitation, and hygiene in addition to food safety during the processing and preparation of food. The package includes the following components:

  • Facilitator’s Guide
  • Complementary Feeding Manual
  • Food Demonstration Manual
  • Training Handouts
  • PowerPoint Slides
  • Recipe Cards

Using this training package, which was adapted to include recipes with foods available in the communities of Cross River state, we conducted two complementary feeding and food demonstration workshops for a total of 60 trainers in Cross River state.

Photo of food being ground in a bowl
Photo of food being prepared in bowls
Photo of food in a bowl