Minimum meal frequency for children 24-59 months

Minimum meal frequency for children 24-59 months

Proportion of children 24-59 months who are eating 3 meals a day or more

Unit Description: 
Percentage
Numerator: 
Number of children 24-59 months who are eating 3 meals a day or more
Denominator: 
Total number of children 24-59 months surveyed
Disaggregation: 
Geographical area, age, sex
General guidance: 
Use 6-23 months age group indicator as proxy for 24-59 months, and assume older age group is worse off CAN be an important ALERT indicator in early phases of an emergency
Guidance on phases: 
preparatory; Phase I and II; Phase II and IV
Phase applicability: 
Pre-crisis/Baseline
Phase 1
Phase 2
Phase 3
Phase 4
Data Sources: 
surveys; rapid assessments;
Comments: 
Indicator used for IYCF for 6-23 month age group based on WHO indicator.
Code: 
N-016
Sub-domain: 
N1 Prevention and Management of Acute Malnutrition
Unit of Measurement: 
Individual
Key indicator: 
No
Types: 
Baseline
Indicator used for response monitoring ?: 
No
Global Clusters: 
Nutrition
Sector cross-tagging: 
F1 Food Assistance
F3 Food Access
F4 Income Access
F5 Market Access
F6 Availability
F7 Utilization
H2 Child health
H4.2 Maternal and newborn care