Minimum dietary diversity for children 24-59 months

Minimum dietary diversity for children 24-59 months

Proportion of children 24-59 months who receive foods from 4 or more food groups

Unit Description: 
Percentage
Numerator: 
Number of children 24-59 months who receive from 4 or more of the following food groups.
Denominator: 
Total number of children 24-59 months surveyed
Disaggregation: 
Geographical area, age, sex
Threshold / Standard: 
No standard identified, only WHO source indicator
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 (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
Phase applicability: 
Pre-crisis/Baseline
Phase 1
Phase 2
Phase 4
Data Sources: 
surveys; rapid assessments;
Comments: 
Indicator used for IYCF for 6-23 month age group based on WHO indicator
Code: 
N-018
Sub-domain: 
N3 Prevention and Control of Micronutrients Deficiencies
Unit of Measurement: 
Individual
Key indicator: 
No
Types: 
Baseline
Indicator used for response monitoring ?: 
No
Standards: 
Food Security and Nutrition 4.1.1
Sphere: Food security - food transfers standard 1: General nutrition requirements
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