Box 4Good complementary foods are

  • Rich in energy, protein and micronutrients (particularly iron, zinc, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C and folate);
  • Not spicy or salty;
  • Easy for the child to eat;
  • Liked by the child;
  • Locally available and affordable.

From: SESSION 3, Complementary feeding

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