In 2022, NACCHO hosted three in-person regional convenings with a total of 51 multisector professionals within the local health system to further investigate and identify best practices and solutions to improve the first 1,000 days of nutrition infrastructure in historically neglected communities. In addition, a virtual national stakeholders’ convening was hosted, to understand how national organizations can support the community nutrition infrastructure. Click to view Improving Infant and Young Child Nutrition during the first 1,000 days in Communities of Color summary report and review the convenings’ lessons learned.
To watch the recording of the webinar that launched the report and the culturally responsive nutrition materials, click HERE.
To view the Webinar Resource Guide, click HERE.
NACCHO has also been part of My Plate National Strategic Partners, and has been supporting CDC and USDA to promote chapter 2 of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, dedicated to Infants and Toddlers. NACCHO has co-created culturally diverse nutrition materials for infants and toddlers based on the Dietary Guidelines with different communities (African American, Chinese, Latinx, and Vietnamese).
The first set of nutrition materials toolkits, including educational handouts with recipes, a nutrition assistance resource directory, and social media posts can be accessed here:
Educational Handout from Dietary Guidelines:
Nutrition Resource Directory:
Social Media Posts
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
Bridging Breastfeeding Continuity of Care and Nutrition Security within the First 1,000 Days: Blueprint Cohort III
With support from the CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO), NACCHO is pleased to announce a funding opportunity to support the implementation of the Blueprint to strengthen community lactation support and improve the local nutrition security landscape within the first 1,000 days. NACCHO will select up to five (5) local organizations, with awards up to $30,000 to $50,000 each. Applicants are required to apply with at least 2 key partners to implement strategies from at least three (3) recommendations from the Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support: A Blueprint for Communities. Applicants can select additional activities to improve the community’s child nutrition security infrastructure. Applications must be submitted no later than October 1, 2023, at 11:59 PM PST. Access the RFA HERE.
Register to join the RFA informational webinar on September 21, 2023, at 1 PM EST HERE.
Please note that no new information will be shared during the webinar; as such, applicants need not wait for this optional meeting to begin or submit the application. The webinar will be recorded, sent out to all registrants, and posted on NACCHO’s website. All necessary information regarding the project and application process may be found in the Request for Application (RFA). Applicants may pose individual questions to NACCHO at any point during the application process by e-mailing [email protected]