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Welcome of participants and opening remarks by the co-hosts of First Foods: A Global Meeting to Accelerate Progress on Complementary Feeding for Young Children

Ms. Sujata Saunik
Principal Secretary Public Health, Government of Maharashtra

Opening remarks

Mr Louis-Georges Arsenault
Representative UNICEF-India

Key recommendations on Global Meeting

Dr. Gayatri Singh
Child Development Specialist, UNICEF India

Comprehensive Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) Policy. Improving the quality of maternal and child nutrition in Maharashtra. Progress, challenges, and way forward.

Ms. Sujata Saunik
Principal Secretary Public Health, Govt of Maharashtra

Contributions from State Secretaries. Government of Maharashtra

Mr.Rajesh Kumar
Principal Secretary Water & Sanitation, Govt of Maharashtra

Remarks by Co-chair Dr. Rajesh Kumar, JS, MWCD, Govt of India

Key note address

Mr Sanjay Kumar
PS, DWCD, Govt of Maharashtra

Morning Break 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Infant and young child feeding in India. The challenge of meeting the complementary feeding needs of children 6-23 months old. Evidence from surveys, research, and programmes.

Dr. Purnima Menon
IFPRI, New Delhi

Q&A and discussion

Household food security, children’s diet diversity, and nutrition outcomes. Evidence from Maharashtra’s Comprehensive Nutrition Survey and implications for policies and programmes.

Pr. S Chandrasekhar
IGIDR, Mumbai

Q&A and discussion

Lunch break 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The State Nutrition Mission – The journey

Ms Vandana Krishna
DG Nutrition Mission Government of Maharashtra

Q&A and discussion

mproving infant and young child feeding with a focus on complementary feeding practices in India – sharing of state experience

Gujarat,Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu

Q&A and discussion

Open Discussion 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Coffee/Tea Break 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Improving complementary foods and feeding practices in the states of India. A step-by-step roadmap

Dr. Rakesh Kumar
Joint Secretary. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

Vote of thanks by the organizers

Dr. France Begin

Ms. Vinita Singhal
Commissioner ICDS. Government of Maharashtra.

Meeting Closure 6:00 PM