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Technical Note: Defining Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)

Authors:
Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA) Project
Year Published:
2012
Resource Type:
Technical Guidance
Language:
English

The nutrition assessment, counseling, and support (NACS) approach aims to improve the nutritional status of individuals and populations by integrating nutrition into policies, programs, and the health service delivery infrastructure. The NACS approach strengthens the capacity of facility- and community-based health care providers to deliver nutrition-specific services while linking clients to nutrition-sensitive interventions provided by the health, agriculture, food security, social protection, education, and rural development sectors.

This 4-page technical note on NACS was released by FANTA III. The NACS approach aims to improve the nutritional status of individuals and populations by integrating nutrition into policies, programs, and the health service delivery infrastructure.