Minimum dietary diversity for children 24-59 months
Proportion of children 24-59 months who receive foods from 4 or more food groups
Number of children 24-59 months who receive from 4 or more of the following food groups.
Total number of children 24-59 months surveyed
Geographical area, age, sex
Indicator used for response monitoring ?
Threshold / Standard
No standard identified, only WHO source indicator
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 (WHO uses a parameter of previous 24 hours). Food groups defined as follows: (1) grains, roots and tubers (2) legumes and nuts (3) dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese) (4) flesh foods (meat, fish, poultry and liver/organ meats) (5) eggs (6) vitamin-A rich fruits and vegetables (7) other fruits and vegetables
Guidance on phases
preparatory; Phase I and II; Phase II and IV
surveys; rapid assessments;
Indicator used for IYCF for 6-23 month age group based on WHO indicator