While income growth is a key factor in reducing malnutrition, recent studies confirm that malnutrition persists even where rapid income growth occurs, unless additional direct measures are taken.
Malnutrition is often due to a combination of inadequate diet and disease, and compounded by inadequate care of women and children, a comprehensive strategy that cuts across sectors is required .
- Mobilize community groups and leaders to recognize and demand good nutrition for women and young children in particular;
- Base direct actions in the community and focus on counseling for behavior change
- promote micro-nutrient rich diets;
- Improve delivery of nutrition services .
- Improve water and sanitation services;
- Educate girls and women;
- Provide livelihood strategies for women; and
- Assure a supportive food and nutrition policy environment .h