evidence-based blog of Filippo Dibari

(Free) Training by UNICEF & Cornell University: “Programming for Infant and Young Child Feeding”

In Under-nutrition on July 24, 2012 at 7:29 am

from the NutritionWorks website (click here):

This training course aims to enhance the competencies and build capacity of UNICEF staff and counterparts who are involved in Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) programmes in developing countries. This includes programme development, programme implementation, programme evaluation, and other related activities for improving nutrition and health outcomes of infants and young children.

The training course consists of 12 units, including 9 lectures and 3 case studies:

Essentials of IYCF

  1. Undernutrition Basics
  2. Role of IYCF in Child Survival, Growth And Development
  3. Essentials of Breastfeeding
  4. Essentials of Complementary Feeding


  1. Comprehensive IYCF Programming
  2. Selected Interventions for Improving Breastfeeding
  3. Selected Interventions for Improving Complementary Feeding

Special Topics

  1. IYCF in Emergencies
  2. IYCF in the Context of HIV/AIDS

Case Studies

  1. Case Study – Country 1
  2. Case Study – Country 2
  3. Case Study – Country 3

After completing the training, you should have:

  • Awareness of up-to-date knowledge about IYCF.
  • Ability to interpret data and describe population-based problems related to infant and young child feeding.
  • Ability to recommend appropriate IYCF research, programmes, and policies to supervisors, partners, and national governments.
  • Awareness of best practices to coordinate/facilitate/manage action on recommended IYCF research, programmes, and policies.
  • Awareness of best practices to incorporate IYCF initiatives with emerging issues.

After completing all 12 units, the final exam and a course evaluation survey, you will receive a personalized certificate of completion worth 12 continuing professional education units.


If you want other relevant trainings be posted on this blog, please, contact me.

Or for more training see this other link on this blog.

  1. Am SOLOMON MUSEMA am working as a Community Nutrition Volunteer (cnv) in Across,YeiRiver state (southsudan) please help me join your iycf online studies by UNICEF.


  2. hi am kenyi Emmanuel in South Sudan may i join your training


  3. I am Peter Yoak Yap, from S.Sudan I would like to rejoin your program on IYCF training in order to improve iycf good practice in S.Sudan.


    • Hi, you may wish to contact directly the source of the training? thanks for your comment.


  4. very nice and good programme


  5. I want to join this cannel university


    • Thanks for the message. I hope you contacted the University and succeeded to get enrolled. Cheers. fil


  6. i want to take admission in this university, kindly share procedure.


    • Hi, thanks for your message. Did you try to contact the University?


  7. Frist of all am greeting agreat which come from vocal point of my heart an I am saying hay

    Secondly am astudent an I will like to continue my study so I went to help me plz for unicef….my number is +251915151639


    • My dear, you may wish to contact directly the link in the post. I am sure you will get all the needed information. In my case, I am just a messenger. Have a lovely day. Fil


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