Action - Tamil Nadu Integrated Nutrition Programme (TINP II ) - Other - Infants and young children|Lactating women (LW)|Pregnant women (PW)|Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)|School age children (SAC)

Programme: Tamil Nadu Integrated Nutrition Programme (TINP II )

Programme description

TINP II built off the lessons learned during TINP I. The components of TINP II remained the same as those in TINP II, although additional components were added.

Programme type

Large scale programmes


Community health worker (CHW)intensity was reported as 1:150 households, or 40:1000 households.


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 IIis retrieved from the ENA Part II where TINP IIis 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)
Coverage level (%): 
Approximately 80 % by area (316/385 rural blocks)
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M&E system: 

<p>Overall, TINP II was found to be successful in achieving its objective to decrease severe malnutrition but not successful in achieving its objective for moderate malnutrition. The latter objective may have been too ambitious, and underlying trends may have been overestimated.</p>


Revision log

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 14:10engesveenkCopy of the revision from Wed, 11/26/2014 - 16:01.published