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A multimedia nutrition education and communication project in Sahelian countries

Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Senemaud, Beatrice (main author / Food Policy and Nutrition Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome Italy)
Conference paper
Publication Date:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois Box: 97
Subject Term:
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), health education, international communication, international programs, linkages, multimedia systems, nutrition education, participation, program development, public information
James F. Evans Collection, Ham, Mimeographed, 1994. 1 p. Presented at the Society for Nutrition Education, Portland, OR, July 16-20, 1994., The paper will present the approach taken by Sahelian countries for nutrition education for the public. It will show the synergistic linkages between various media (e.g., rural radio, script, visuals, video, etc.) within an overall nutrition education program. The participatory role of the public as beneficiaries, as well as actors, in the program will be shown. Through this project the institutional capacities of countries for comprehensive nutrition education programs were strengthened through training of technical staff and the establishment of a network for information exchange. Each country elaborated appropriate strategies and plan for a nationwide program on nutrition education. The role of different UN agencies (FAO, UNICEF, WHO) and international NGOs (HKI, AED) in this project is elucidated. The usefulness of the intersectoral and multimedia approach taken for other countries will be shown.