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March 2014 | Alive & Thrive joins #March4Nutrition and releases new technical brief and magazine

In recognition of National Nutrition Month, Alive & Thrive is engaging in the online#March4Nutrition to raise awareness of the importance of the first 1,000 days. One of the themes is birth to 6 months.Two new Alive & Thrive resources feature strategies to support breastfeeding during that time.

Insight | Issue 8

The technical brief discusses rising rates of cesarean delivery, implications for breastfeeding outcomes, and interventions to improve breastfeeding initiation rates following cesarean delivery.

Mass Media for Behavior Change

Ever wonder what role a TV campaign can play in helping to change behavior at large scale? Our eMagazine shows the strategy behind Alive & Thrive’s “talking babies” campaign—how it has changed knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, social norms, and—most importantly—life-saving behaviors.

Small Grants Program

New postings to our website also include:

  • Press release on completion of the Small Grants Program
  • Abstracts of each of the 12 studies
  • Summary report on the novel approaches that were tested to remove obstacles to improved infant and young child feeding.