The Clean, Fed & NurturedSM community of practice brings together practitioners and researchers in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); nutrition; and early childhood development (ECD) to discuss and plan ways to share knowledge and proven approaches, and test and improve integration of programming in these areas to promote optimal growth and development for children 0 to 3 years of age.


Because an estimated 165 million children under 5 years of age are stunted. They are unable to reach their full potential—both physically and cognitively. All children should be able to flourish. But, to achieve this objective, the science is becoming clearer:  improved nutrition alone is not enough.

As a community of practice, Clean, Fed & NurturedSM captures and diffuses existing knowledge, shares proven approaches, inspires new solutions, and encourages the free flow of ideas. We also help people undertake purposeful, collaborative actions that test innovations and generate new knowledge on integrated programming and research.