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Learning center - Interactive demonstration of the nutrition survey toolkit
Wednesday, June 4, 10:30-12:00

The overall purpose of this learning center is to provide interested participants with the opportunity to try the web-based version of the nutrition survey toolkit. MF participants are able to drop into this learning center and try out the toolkit at one of the lap top stations. Facilitators are available to provide additional information and assistance.

The learning center modality is preferred because it will give users a hands-on opportunity to experience the resource. Furthermore, we are in the process of producing a second edition of the toolkit, and the learning center will enable us to collect feedback from users about their experiences with the toolkit.

The objectives for each session are as follows:

• Provide participants with a brief overview of the purpose and use of the Nutrition Survey Toolkit

• Provide participants with an opportunity to explore and use the toolkit, with facilitators on hand for discussion

• Provide participants with an opportunity to provide feedback on the toolkit (navigation, function, use)

The Nutrition Survey Toolkit was developed to provide epidemiological support to countries to assess and monitor the elimination of micronutrient malnutrition. This toolkit provides a set of resources collected from many sources, including public health specialists from the CDC and other agencies. New tools have been created where gaps existed.

The toolkit provides:

• Public online access

• A search function that enables the user to identify the tools needed for a specific task or to work through the stages of survey planning and implementation step by step

• Examples of how the tools have been used in the field

• A collection of resources that will be updated as research and best practices evolve

The toolkit can either be used as a stand-alone resource or in conjunction with the CDC/Micronutrient Initiative manual, Indicators and Methods for Cross Sectional Surveys of Vitamin and Mineral Status of Populations, which is also included in the manual module of this toolkit.

Chair: Katie Tripp and Tiffany Duque, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA