This nutrition outreach toolkit contains up to 19 nutrition information handouts designed to educate people about basic nutrition to help develop positive nutrition and lifestyle habits.
Handouts 1-8 discuss topics such as healthy food choices for adults and children, breast feeding for babies, eating meals together as a family, hygiene and food safety, planning meals and grocery shopping, staying active, and maintaining healthy weight.
Handouts 9-19 examines topics such as nutrition for pregnant women and for children under 3 years old, maintaining a healthy weight for children, foods that are good sources of iron and calcium, fun and healthy snacks for children, limiting sugar and choosing healthy drinks, the negative consequences of eating too much fast food, portion sizes and healthier fast food choices, and reading nutrition labels.
The toolkit includes a one-page fact sheet educating parents about malnutrition in children. It defines malnutrition, and explains that it can happen because of poor diet or disease. It describes signs of malnutrition, and outlines what a parent should do, such as going to the doctor or WIC clinic and giving children a variety of healthy foods every day. Dietary advice for mothers who are breastfeeding is provided.
All 19 handouts plus the malnutrition in children fact sheet are available in English, Arabic, Burmese, Karen, and Kirundi. The Amharic, Farsi (Persian), French, Hmong, Kreyol (Haitian Creole), Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, and Vietnamese translations contain handouts 1-8 and the malnutrition in children fact sheet. The Nepali translation only includes handouts 9-19.
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.