TBC’s nutrition programme works to complement its food assistance to the camps.
The programme is targeted at vulnerable groups such as children, pregnant women and nursing mothers, and people with debilitating health conditions.
In 2016, TBC expanded its Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCP) campaign which targets pregnant mothers and their children.
The drive focuses on promoting maternal nutrition, exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life with breastfeeding until 24 months, and breastfeeding with complementary feeding starting at six months.
TBC’s complementary baby food called BabyBright has been introduced into six camps with the highest rates of child stunting.
A strategy to educate caregivers on appropriate feeding practices includes sharing the benefits of AsiaREMIX, a fortified flour, which TBC distributes as an extra ration to households with members under 18 years of age.
In addition, malnourished children, pregnant women and nursing mothers, and people suffering from debilitating health conditions continue to benefit from TBC’s Supplementary and Therapeutic Feeding programmes.
A nursery school lunch programme supports nutritious lunches and snacks for children between three and five years of age in 77 schools border-wide.