PROFILES & Nutrition Costing
Manual for Country-Level Nutrition Advocacy
The Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA), funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and managed by FHI360, has created this manual for facilitation at the country level of a comprehensive and consultative nutrition advocacy planning process using PROFILES and nutrition costing. Using a collaborative approach, FANTA has facilitated nutrition advocacy in several developing countries. The nutrition advocacy planning process used by FANTA as outlined in this manual was developed, expanded, and field-tested over several years to be as effective and comprehensive as possible.This nutrition advocacy planning process is based on completing three key elements at various time points in the process.