Supporting Children with Feeding Difficulties and Disabilities in Nutrition Programs: Tools for Action

Date: Nov 30 2022

Time: to EST


Nearly 240 million children worldwide live with a disability—the majority of them in low- and middle-income countries with limited or no access to critical support and services. Close to 80 percent of children with disabilities, and up to 45 percent of children without disabilities, experience feeding difficulties, but feeding difficulties in young children’s nutrition are often overlooked. To assist nutrition and disability program managers with the design and implementation of effective nutrition programs for children with feeding difficulties and disabilities, USAID Advancing Nutrition created the Feeding and Disability Resource Bank—a collection of resources designed to address feeding difficulties and encourage disability inclusion in nutrition programs. 
Join USAID Advancing Nutrition for the launch of the Feeding and Disability Resource Bank to learn about the importance of addressing feeding difficulties and how this new resource can help nutrition programs be more inclusive. 
This event will include live English, French, and Spanish interpretation. Automated live captioning through Zoom will be enabled.

  • Kellie Stewart, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Shona McDonald, Executive Director, ShonaquipSE
  • Christine Kirungi, Executive Director, Uganda National Association of Cerebral Palsy
  • Alyssa Klein, Technical Advisor, USAID Advancing Nutrition
  • Malia Uyehara, Project Officer, USAID Advancing Nutrition
  • Rachel Lassman, Global Coordinator, Baby Ubuntu
  • Lauren Hughey, Program Officer, SPOON
  • Cat Kirk, Early Childhood Development Team Lead, USAID Advancing Nutrition
  • Tafadzwa Maseva, Deputy Director, Disability, HIV and AIDS Trust
  • Daniela Briñón, Executive Director, Zona de Sentidos

Key Area
children with disabilities


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