Scope: The Household Economic Security (HES) Roster is an International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) global tool launched in 2009, managed by the British Red Cross (BRC). The roster aims to provide a deployable and flexible IFRC disaster response in the early phase of an emergency through the deployment of HES delegates with the skills to assess and respond to food/economic security and livelihood needs in relief and early recovery. Since its inception in 2009, HES delegates have been deployed in a range of emergency contexts including Angola floods, Haiti Earthquake, Mongolian Dzud, Philippines cyclone, Syrian refugee crisis and Sahel food crisis. Objectives: The objective of the Nutrition for HES delegates training is to provide HES delegates with the knowledge and practical skills required to be able to integrate a nutrition perspective into HES assessments and programming. In this respect, it should complement the HES Guidelines on Assessment and Programme design. The outcomes of the training are that those attending will be able to: Understand the basic concepts of nutrition and why these are important in emergency responses; Understand the basic causes of malnutrition and which groups are most vulnerable in an emergency context; Know how to interpret anthropometric indices and statistics that indicate the scale and severity of malnutrition in a population; Know how to develop simple food and nutrition related questions and indicators that can be factored into a HES assessment and programme monitoring; Be able to identify and integrate interventions that contribute to alleviating and preventing malnutrition in a HES response Specific experience/skills required: Experience in nutrition in emergencies analysis and programming; Experience in emergency food security & livelihoods programming; Experience of developing and delivering training, preferably including nutrition trainings; Up-to-date understanding of current good practice and international standards in the emergency nutrition and food security/livelihoods sector; Experience of working with the RCRC Movement (and ideally the HES Roster) is preferable but is not a requirement How to apply: For more information on this role please email Khosi Algir on firstname.lastname@example.org Due to UK employment regulations, the consultant must be eligible to work in the UK.
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MyPlate moms have a better understanding of nutrition
Both local government units clinched the GBA, particularly in 2010, 2011 and 2012 for their very satisfactory performance in implementing the governments nutrition program. The LGUs also received a cash prize of P500,000 each, which will be utilized to boost their respective nutrition programs, projects and activities. Ungson lauded the exceptional performance of the province, particularly in the micro-nutrient supplementation, which significantly cut malnutrition rate among preschoolers in Davao del Norte from 6.66 percent in 2011 to 4.6 percent in 2012. Del Rosario reiterated Capitols dedication to maintain and further its outstanding performance to attain zero malnutrition in keeping with the provinces commitment to the Millennium Development Goals. Along with our efforts to achieve food sufficiency is our deep commitment to engender a well-nourished and productive population, he said. The Governor received the Nutrition Champion award, while the local chief executives of the performing LGUs were also honored for their all-out support to the nutrition program. Sherwin Abellaniza of Brgy. Magugpo East, Tagum City was also recognized for clinching the 2ndRunner Up for the National Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar award.
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DavNor PLGU, New Corella town top nutrition awards
One of the top resolutions is to eat healthier, and for parents this carries over to helping our children make healthier choices, too. According to a January 2 article at Food Product Design the government’s MyPlate guidelines may be just the tool to help accomplish that goal. In fact, a recent study showed that moms who use the government’s MyPlate guidelines have a better understanding of nutrition and are more likely to include their kids in the food preparation process. MyPlate impact on moms’ approach to nutrition The researchers at Cornell University and Purdue University considered moms to be the “nutritional gatekeepers” and recently took a look at the impact of the MyPlate program on how moms approached nutrition of the family. They conducted a national online survey of almost 500 moms who ranged in age from 18 to 65. Survey questions gathered information about demographics, knowledge, attitudes and behavior to determine how familiar moms were with the MyPlate program. The results were published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior . Of the 497 moms surveyed, 46 were familiar with MyPlate, while 105 were somewhat familiar, and the remaining 349 were not familiar with it at all.
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