Guía de Uso de la Rueda de Prácticas Para Vivir Mejor

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La Guía de Uso de la Rueda de Prácticas Para Vivir Mejor (User Guide for the Wheel of Practices for Better Living), a companion guide to La Rueda de Practicas Para Vivir Mejor, is designed to support community health workers in their home visits to families in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. The Wheel focuses on improving the practices of pregnant and lactating mothers, including feeding, care, hygiene and use of health services during the “window of opportunity of the first 1,000 days of life” (270 days of pregnancy and the first 730 days in the child’s life).

The guide directs the health worker through the three sections of the wheel, illustrating best practices for family nutrition every day, during pregnancy, and during the first two years of a child's life. The guide demonstrates the proper use of the Wheel at home and guides practitioners through home visits, noting questions to ask and providing counseling support to help families overcome possible obstacles to proper use and adherence to program recommendations within the home.

The program and materials have been developed thanks to the financial support of USAID; Nutri-Salud partner Mercy Corps' previous work, the “House and Lot Management” strategy and tool for food and nutrition security; and technical assistance provided by Nutri-Salud partner, The Manoff Group.  In addition, Guatemala's Ministry of Public Health has provided invaluable collaboration at the  central, area, district and community levels and of service delivery NGOs in the pre-testing and household trials of the Wheel of Practices for Better Living.

These and other USAID | Nutri-Salud program materials have been developed thanks to the financial support of USAID; Nutri-Salud partner Mercy Corps' previous work, the “House and Lot Management” strategy and tool for food and nutrition security; and technical assistance provided by Nutri-Salud partner, The Manoff Group.  In addition, Guatemala's Ministry of Public Health has provided invaluable collaboration at the  central, area, district and community levels and of service delivery NGOs in the pre-testing and household trials of the Wheel of Practices for Better Living.

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