Nutrition programmers recognize that fathers, grandmothers, and other family members can have tremendous influence on decision-making and roles related to household purchasing, food allocation, and feeding practices. However, services and programs often focus on caregivers and place less emphasis on the critical role that family systems and family members play in improving nutritional outcomes. The growing body of evidence suggests the importance of engaging family members while also empowering and supporting caregivers. This brief compiles resources for family inclusion, organizing them by type of resource, with notes indicating the family member and geographic focus.
USAID Advancing Nutrition