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USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Glossaire des Terminologies Utilisées dans le Contexte des Interventions Multisectorielles de Nutrition

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Knowledge Management
Dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du Plan Stratégique Multisectoriel de Nutrition au Burkina Faso, plusieurs acteurs dans des secteurs ministériels sensibles et spécifiques interviennent. La multiplicité des acteurs nécessite une harmonisation des concepts et langages en lien avec la nutrition.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

USAID Advancing Nutrition Honduras Fact Sheet

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Knowledge Management Maternal Nutrition
Describes the project's work in 12 municipalities of Honduras to address nutrition challenges through a systems approach. USAID Advancing Nutrition aims to improve the quality of diets to reduce malnutrition in at least 10,000 households.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Measuring What it Takes to Provide Care: A Toolkit for Nutrition Programs and Research

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender
This toolkit introduces eight measures of caregiver resources that are relevant to the care of young children and nutrition outcomes. These include mental health, healthy stress levels, perceived physical health, safety and security, equitable gender attitudes, self-efficacy, social support, and time sufficiency.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Focusing on Social Norms: A Practical Guide for Nutrition Programmers to Improve Women’s and Children’s Diets

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Adolescent NutritionGenderInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal Nutrition
This guide provides insights on how to identify social and gender norms that influence dietary practices, to improve norm-responsive programming, and to monitor and measure shifts in norms. The guide includes worksheets and a social norms checklist.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Impacts of a Social and Behavior Change Communication Program Implemented at Scale on Infant and Young Feeding Practices in Nigeria: Results of a Cluster-Randomized Evaluation

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender BreastfeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Results showed weak impacts of the Alive & Thrive social and behavior change communication intervention on early initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding, and minimum dietary diversity in Nigeria, but spillover of the intervention to the comparison group may have muted the results.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Development and Validation of a Health and Nutrition Module for the Project‐Level Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro‐WEAI+HN)

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Adolescent NutritionBreastfeedingGenderInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture
Adding a health- and nutrition-related agency module to the project-level Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI) produced seven distinct indicators. Using these indicators could strengthen the evidence base about how nutrition-sensitive agricultural development programs enhance women's empowerment to improve health and nutrition.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

COVID-19, Nutrition, and Gender: An Evidence-Informed Approach to Gender-Responsive Policies and Programs

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender COVID-19Gender
Analyzing the impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls points to underlying gender inequities exacerbating health and nutrition outcomes in a crisis. It is essential to identify and advocate for more comprehensive upstream policies and programs to address such inequities.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

How We Can Engage Youth in Food Systems to Improve Diet and Nutrition Outcomes

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Food SystemsNutrition and Health Systems Adolescent NutritionFood Systems
Better evidence is urgently needed of effective approaches to engage youth in food systems.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Lessons Learned From Integrating Infant and Young Child Feeding Counseling and Iron-Folic Acid Distribution Into Routine Immunization Services in Ethiopia

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Nutrition and Health Systems Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Although health workers initially struggle with the responsibilities associated with integrating services, their planning, reporting, and service delivery improves after receiving technical assistance. Integration helps maintain a focus on both programs and complete infant and young child feeding counseling more regularly.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Integrating Women and Girls’ Nutrition Services into Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review

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Nutrition and Health Systems Adolescent NutritionGenderMaternal NutritionMicronutrient InterventionsNutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
Increasing service coverage and improving health outcomes for current and future generations of girls and women will require addressing barriers to service integration in the public health system and gaps in nutrition services, especially for non-pregnant girls, women of reproductive age, and postpartum women.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Impact Evaluation of a Community Nutrition and Livelihood Program on Child Nutrition in Rural Bangladesh

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Nutrition and Health Systems Adolescent NutritionInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal Nutrition
Adding an economic development component to the Positive Deviant/Hearth program significantly increases income and dietary diversity among young children and mothers, promotes household food security, and diversifies crop production.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

How COVID-19 Affected Food Systems, Health Service Delivery, and Maternal and Infant Nutrition Practices: Implications for Moving Forward in Kenya

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Food SystemsNutrition and Health Systems BreastfeedingCOVID-19Food SystemsInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal Nutrition
In Kenya, fear of infection and government lockdowns reduces health service uptake, a lack of clear guidance delayed breastfeeding, and increased mother-child separation following delivery among COVID-19-positive women.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Evaluating the Role of Breastfeeding Peer Supporters’ Intervention on the Inpatient Management of Malnourished Infants Under 6 Months in Kenyan Public Hospitals

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Nutrition and Health Systems Breastfeeding
Peer supporters of breastfeeding play an important role in recording and reporting practices and in ensuring that breastfeeding is central to the management of inpatient malnourished infants in Kenya. Implementation tools facilitate their effective application and should accompany guideline formulation.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Determinants of Maternal Diet Quality in Winter in the Kyrgyz Republic

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Nutrition and Health Systems Food SystemsMaternal Nutrition
Dietary diversity in the Kyrgyz Republic is strongly associated with the cultural practices of preserving and storing food during the fall. Identifying and promoting positive cultural practices to support greater diet diversity, engaging food systems, and increasing market access to improve maternal diets are critical.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

A Review of Measures and Indicators for Assessing the Relationship between Women’s Empowerment and Nutrition

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Adolescent NutritionGenderMaternal Nutrition
This paper identifies how relationships between women’s empowerment and nutrition have historically been assessed and what components of women’s empowerment may be most useful in influencing diet and nutrition outcomes among women and children.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Seasonal Variation in the Association between Household Food Insecurity and Child Undernutrition in Bangladesh: Mediating Role of Child Dietary Diversity

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Food SystemsMonitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Adolescent Nutrition
Children in food-insecure households are more likely to have poor nutrition and to be stunted, wasted, and underweight than those in food-secure households. Dietary diversity mediates the relationship between food insecurity and undernutrition but its impact varies seasonally. Seasonality and dietary diversity should be considered when designing population-level food-based interventions.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Drops of Capillary Blood Are Not Appropriate for Hemoglobin Measurement with Point-of-Care Devices: A Comparative Study Using Drop Capillary, Pooled Capillary, and Venous Blood Samples

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Anemia
Using drops of capillary blood produces too much random variation to approximate true hemoglobin values. Practitioners should not use this method to diagnose anemia in individuals and populations.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Critical Review of Indicators, Metrics, Methods, and Tools for Monitoring and Evaluation of Biofortification Programs at Scale

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Micronutrient Interventions
The authors recommend using 17 high-level indicators to track critical results along the crop biofortification implementation pathway. They also call for more research to test, revise, and develop mechanisms to harmonize the monitoring and evaluation framework across programs, institutions, and countries.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

USAID Advancing Nutrition Presents at the 2022 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit

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Knowledge Management Adolescent NutritionGrowth Monitoring and PromotionInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal NutritionPrivate-Sector Engagement
Summit topics include generating demand for healthy diets, supporting local leadership skills development for social and behavior change (SBC), and prioritizing behaviors for effective multi-sectoral nutrition SBC. Accompanying resources include posters and slide decks.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Nutrition in the Health Sector: Urgent Need to Accelerate Action and Accountability

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Knowledge Management COVID-19Food Systems
New programmatic and financial commitments focus on the importance of strengthening national- and local-level nutrition financing, coordination, human resources, policies, and surveillance systems.