WFP Timor-Leste Country Brief, September 2019

Situation Report
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In Numbers

3.888mt of Super Cereal distributed to 648 pregnant and nursing women

WFP reached 1,441 community members through 26 nutrition education sessions and cooking demonstrations in five municipalities (Bobonaro, Covalima, Dili, Ermera and Oecusse).

Operational Updates

• WFP supported the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, on the distribution of the LAFAEK Magazine which highlights the importance of a nutritious diet and healthy life style choices for adolescents. The magazines were distributed in five municipalities (Bobonaro, Covalima, Dili, Ermera and Oecusse).

• WFP developed and distributed a poster, along with the LAFAEK Magazine in five targeted municipalities, as part of the social behaviour change communication activities targeting adolescent girls and boys. The poster highlights the connection between nutrients and healthy growth and development through adolescence.

• WFP is continuing its data analysis for the Fill the Nutrient Gap (FNG) Assessment. This assessment highlights likely nutrient gaps and identifies barriers to adequate nutrient intake. The preliminary result will be launched in October 2019 after an intensive consultation with members from the National Council for Food Security,
Sovereignty and Nutrition (KONSSANTIL).

• WFP has also completed FNG data analysis training for KONSSANTIL personnel and nutrition students from the University of Timor-Lorosa’e. This will strengthen their capacity to also conduct future studies.

• WFP completed an acceptability trial which showed positive receiption to fortified rice in two schools in Dili Municipality.

• WFP supported the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in revising the 2013 School Feeding Program Manual to ensure the guidance remains relevant. The process of the revision was led by the National Directorare of Social Actions for School with support from relevant stakeholders.

• WFP and the National Logistic Centre developed a joint workplan on warehouse management and rice fortification.