Welcome to eLENA
The WHO e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA) is an online library of evidence-informed guidance for nutrition interventions. It is a single point of reference for the latest nutrition guidelines, recommendations and related information including supporting materials such as scientific evidence, background materials and commentaries from invited experts.
eLENA aims to help countries successfully implement and scale-up nutrition interventions by informing as well as guiding policy development and programme design.
New nutrition actions
19 August 2013 -- As part of eLENA's expanding catalogue of nutrition actions, the latest evidence and guidance is now included on the following nine topics, as well as five NCD-related topics. To suggest a new topic to be included in eLENA, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Breastfeeding education for increased breastfeeding duration
- Implementation of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative
- Iron supplementation in children 6-23 months of age
- Macronutrient supplementation for people living with HIV/AIDS
- Nutrition counselling during pregnancy
- Regulation of marketing breast-milk substitutes
- Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy
- Zinc supplementation and growth in children
- Zinc supplementation during pregnancy
New NCD-related nutrition interventions
Obesity and other nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) represent a growing public health problem, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. To help address these growing health concerns, the latest evidence and guidance is now included on the following five topics:
- Increasing potassium intake to control blood pressure in children
- Increasing potassium intake to reduce blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular diseases in adults
- Reducing sodium intake to control blood pressure in children
- Reducing sodium intake to reduce blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular diseases in adults
- Reducing the impact of marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages on children
Global targets 2025: to improve maternal, infant and young child nutrition
WHO's Member States have endorsed global targets for improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition and are committed to monitoring progress. The targets are vital for identifying priority areas for action and catalysing global change.