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Nutrition-specific refers to actions that address immediate causes of malnutrition (see in light blue in figure below). Interventions refer to action that directly enhance and improve intake at the level of individuals.
Examples of interventions, mainly implemented by nutrition and health specialists:
Nutrition-sensitive refers to actions that address underlying causes of malnutrition (see in dark blue below). Interventions target especially assets and behavior at the household and community level to indirectly improve the nutritional status of persons.
Examples of interventions, many times implemented by different cooperating experts relating to nutrition, agriculture, water and hygiene, education, others:
Source: adapted from UNICEF conceptual framework
More information about nutrition relevant interventions
FAO course on Food and Nutrition Security Foundation:
UNICEF training on Nutrition in Emergencies:
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