Action - Tamil Nadu Integrated Nutrition Project I (TINP I) - Nutrition education

Programme: Tamil Nadu Integrated Nutrition Project I (TINP I)

Programme description

The Tamil Nadu Integrated Nutrition Project I (TINP I) ran from 1980 to 1989.

Programme type

Large scale programmes


Community health workers (CHWs) for TINP I was reported as 1:150 households, or 40;1000 households. Resource intensity was previously estimated as US$ 9,50/household per year.


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 TINP Iis retrieved from the ENA Part II where TINP I is one of 32 large-scale community-based programs that has been reviewed in detail and evaluated.


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Coverage level (%): 
approximately 46 % coverage by areas (173/373 rural blocks in 11 districts)
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M&E system: 

<p>Among TINP participants, there was an approximate 1.25 to 2.40 ppt/ year decline in underweight prevalence. In TINP areas, there was an approximate 0.83 to 1.12 ppt/year decline in underweight prevalence as compared with non-TINP areas where an approximate 0.26 to 1.12 ppt/year decrease in underweight prevalence was observed. &nbsp;The estimated underlying trend for the whole of India during this time was a 0.7 ppt/year decrease in underweight prevalence. Thus an estimated one quarter to one half of the decrease in underweight prevalence is attributable to the project.</p>


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