Proven Interventions for Reducing Stunting


  • Focus on the first 1,000 days.
  • Behaviour Change Communication and public awareness campaigns.
  • Iron and Folate supplements for women pre-conception and during pregnancy.
  • Early initiation of breastfeeding.
  • Exclusive breastfeeding to 6 months.
  • Vitamin A Supplementation (6-59 months).
  • Increasing diet diversity and frequency during pregnant and 2-4 months.
  • Addressing food taboos in pregnancy and during complementary feeding age 6-24 months.
  • Adolescent care, delayed pregnancy and family planning.
  • Social safety nets and maternity cash transfers.
  • Water and sanitation services
  • Home gardening and diversification of crops.
  • Fortification of foods (home and staples).