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Nutrition in Cambodia

Reducing the prevalence of stunting among girls and boys aged 0-5 years, especially the most marginalised.

Nutrition in Cambodia
The parent cooking group is preparing nutritious food for their kids

Plan International Cambodia and partners work with parent groups, village health supporters and commune councils to carry out the programme. The programme habituates pregnant women, parents and caregivers to provide themselves and their children with nutritious foods and live in clean and hygienic environment at home. The programme promotes households to practice climate resilient, nutrition sensitive agricultural activities to sustain nutritious intake at home.

The programme supports adolescents and youth, particularly girls, to feed themselves with appropriate, adequate nutritious foods and delay marriage and early pregnancy until after 18 years of age.

Since 2014, the programme promotes the complementary feeding for children aged from 6-23 months among some 2,900 parents. Over 9,800 children under five years of age have been screened for severe acute malnutrition. Children with acute malnutrition identified and referred to the local health clinic and district referral hospital for treatment and rehabilitation. It has educated some 1,900 pregnant women on health nutrition for them to nutritiously enhance their daily food intakes. 

Key Targets

5,000 adolescents and youth, particularly girls, providing themselves nutritious food, delaying marriage, and planning their pregnancy well
24,300pregnant women, parents and caregivers providing themselves and their children with nutritious food and maintaining clean environment at home
25,000households practising climate resilient, nutrition sensitive agricultural activities
1,280community groups and commune councils able to assess, monitor and take collective action to address child nutrition situation in their communities


Nutrition Funders

SDG Engagement

The programme has been actively engaged in the following Sustainable Development Goals:

Nutrition SDG