05 maio CREN TRAINS SERVICES ON FIRST THOUSAND DAYS
CREN has signed a partnership with the São Paulo City Hall to train health professionals from 230 Public Health Units. It is estimated that 6,900 thousand employees and 500 thousand families will be benefited by the action called “The first thousand days: Educating, Caring and Nurturing for Life”.
The activities correspond to goals 2 and 3 of Sustainable Development Agenda adopted by UN, as well as they match with São Paulo Government Plan, which aims to reduce preventable infant mortality rates up to five years of age.
The first thousand days
The first thousand days of life include the months of gestation and the two years after the birth of the baby. Properly caring for the child in this period for healthy growth and its impact throughout adult life. In the case of children with malnutrition (undernutrition or obesity), the first thousand days are the ideal phase for nutritional recovery.
Therefore, the four CREN Training modules seek to ensure the incentive to breastfeeding, care for maternal feeding and the introduction of complementary (baby) feeding.
Educating, Caring and Nurturing for Life
The CREN Training team is formed by 14 professionals (duals of a nutritionist and a social educator). The group started the actions in mid-March. “It is delightful to see human engagement unfolding in such challenging scenarios,” says social educator Cintia Andrade.
The learning process is based on conceptual training and practice support according to the reality of each Public Health Unit. The objective is to train the professionals in order to them become multipliers of malnutrition knowledge.
Caring for professionals
The technique in Pharmacy Talita Morais has participated in the Training and has reported how the activities helped its routine. “The dynamics of mental photography [about memory of eating] changed my way of seeing [this theme]. ”
CREN is the reference center for malnutrition of the São Paulo City Hall. It is the institution that municipal public services resort to refer patients with moderate and severe nutritional disorders.
Since 1993, CREN has served 144,000 undernourished children and adolescents and trained more than 37,000 professionals. 3.8 million people have already been benefited from the institution.