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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
UNICEF

Ms. Vinita Singhal
Commissioner ICDS. Government of Maharashtra.


Meeting Closure 6:00 PM