Action - National Nutrition Program (NNP) - Food distribution/supplementation - Infants and young children|Lactating women (LW)|Pregnant women (PW)|Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)|School age children (SAC)

Programme: National Nutrition Program (NNP)

Programme description

The NNP was a follow-up of the The Bangladesh Integrated Nutrition Programme ((BINP) - which was completed in 2002). The implementation of the NNP started in 2004. 

Programme type

Large scale programmes


WHO (2013) Essential Nutrition Actions – Improving maternal, newborn, infant and young child health and nutrition, which provides a compact of WHO guidance on nutrition interventions targeting the first 1000 days of life. Part I presents the interventions currently recommended by WHO, summarizes the rationale and the evidence, and describes the actions require to implement them. Part II provides an analysis of community-based interventions aimed at improving nutrition and indicates how effective interventions can be delivered in an integrated fashion. It shows how the essential nutrition actions described in the first part have been implemented in large-scale programmes in various settings, what the outcomes have been, and to examine the evidence for attribution of changes in nutritional outcomes to programme activities. This summary of NNP is retrieved from the ENA Part II where NNP is one of 32 large-scale community-based programs that has been reviewed in detail and evaluated.


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Target group: 
Infants and young children
Lactating women (LW)
Pregnant women (PW)
Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)
School age children (SAC)
Age group: 
Children below 6 years
Implementation details : 

<p>Internal provision supplementary feeding</p>

Target population size : 
Intended coverage: 105/464 thanas
M&E system: 

<p>NNP had implementation problems; the baseline survey was delayed and the end survey never conducted. Thus, no estimate of effect is available.</p>

Outcome reported by social determinants: 

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