Training and consultancy services

Our train­ing equips others to make a dif­fer­ence in their community.

We offer basic nutrition training and consultancy services for groups and organisations in Nepal who want to develop their nutrition knowledge and ability to conduct community-level nutrition activities. NPCS has a long history of providing training to the staff of NGOs, development agencies, community groups and health sector organisations.

Training —

Our cur­ricu­lum uses NPCS’s food-based approach to pro­mot­ing good nutri­tion and is aligned with current national and global nutri­tion strate­gies. Deliv­ered by expe­ri­enced nutri­tion train­ers, the five-day course involves a mix of the­o­ret­i­cal learn­ing and prac­ti­cal application.

Six months later, the par­tic­i­pants return for a three-day follow up course to ensure they have retained the knowl­edge. The course includes a written assess­ment which par­tic­i­pants must complete.

Par­tic­i­pants are awarded a cer­tifi­cate of achieve­ment after suc­cess­fully com­plet­ing the course.

Topics covered include:

  • Basic con­cepts of food and nutrition
  • Major micronu­tri­ent defi­cien­cies and how to manage them
  • Value of Nepali foods and how to eat a healthy and nutri­tious diet
  • Assess­ing children’s growth and address­ing child malnutrition
  • Con­duct­ing simple nutri­tion ses­sions with a com­mu­nity group
  • Nutri­tion for preg­nant and lac­tat­ing women
  • Com­ple­men­tary feeding of infants
  • Breast­feed­ing promotion
  • Nutri­tion for people living with illness and disease (e.g. HIV/AIDs, dia­betes, heart disease)

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Services —

We provide con­sul­tancy ser­vices to review the work of other organ­i­sa­tions in Nepal and offer rec­om­men­da­tions to improve their work.

Our con­sul­tancy ser­vices are aimed at organ­i­sa­tions working in a wide range of sectors, includ­ing health, agri­cul­ture, food secu­rity, edu­ca­tion and devel­op­ment. After a thor­ough review, we provide prac­ti­cal rec­om­men­da­tions to help improve and develop their operations. 

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NPCS has provided
training and consultancy to —

We needed this sort of practical and behaviour-oriented nutrition training in our community, focusing on women, disadvantaged groups and their special needs. This training will help make the future of our children bright by helping families understand the importance of feeding children nutritious food during their first two years for good brain development 

— Female Com­mu­nity Health Vol­un­teer
and trainee, Jiri Project

NPCS trainers covered factual information about diet in rural Nepal, including the cultural context for Nepali dietary habits and myths associated with certain foods. The sessions were well structured and presented so that participants with only a basic nutrition background could deliver education about nutrition in their own communities in a culturally sensitive way. This is very crucial for behaviour change in rural Nepal 

— Peace Corps Nepal trainee 

Peace Corps Nepal is grateful for its partnership with Nutrition Promotion and Consultancy Service (NPCS). By offering hands-on training sessions to Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers, NPCS has helped Peace Corps to further positive outcomes in nutrition and food security in Nepal. Drawing from practical, field-based skills and knowledge, NPCS provide trainees with relevant and applicable tools for engaging rural Nepali communities in the critical work of nutrition education 

— Peace Corps Nepal