Healthy Food and Nutrition for Women and their Families




This Training Course provides a comprehensive tool to teach health professionals and policy-makers how food intake and nutritional status affect the health of women and their families. Women – by breastfeeding their babies, providing meals for their families and making up the majority of the workforce employed in food processing and manufacturing, public catering, health care and education – have a crucial role in implementing healthy nutrition policies. The Course provides information about international nutrient recommendations and dietary guidelines, of evaluating the nutritional quality of the diet, and of providing advice to women during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period with a view to promoting WHO guidelines on healthy eating. Each session is divided into instructors’ notes (describing the aim of the session and with notes for each overhead), overheads, handouts and group work so the trainers are equipped with a complete training manual.