The Family Nutrition Improvement programme (UPGK), also known as the Posyandu (weighing post) programme, started around 1979 and expanded to national coverage, continuing until constrained by an economic crisis in the late 1990s. The UPGK (centred on Posyandus) projects were based on the strategy of consistent monthly weight gain in healthy children targeting children under five and their mothers. The activities included weighing, education, micronutrient supplementation and supplementary feeding in combination with other health interventions through weighing posts managed by community leaders and volunteers
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 UPGK is retrieved from the ENA Part II where UPGK is one of 32 large-scale community-based programs that has been reviewed in detail and evaluated.
<p>Both process and impact evaluations were performed on UPGK. </p>
The level of severe protein-energy malnutrition declined from 3%–5% to 1%. The reduction in underweight ascribed to UPGK activities based on previous research was approximately 1.0 ppt/year
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