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Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Anemia Briefs

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning AnemiaMicronutrient Interventions
Briefs explore current evidence and practice to understand and address the causes and consequences of anemia. Topics include assessing for anemia in clinical and public health settings, anemia in pregnancy, food-based approaches to address anemia, and coexisting infection and inflammation.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Strengthening Maternal Nutrition Counselling during Routine Health Services: A Gap Analysis to Guide Country Programmes

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Maternal NutritionNutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
Delivering maternal nutrition counseling through multiple delivery platforms improved maternal diet and/or weight gain during pregnancy.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Micronutrient Deficiencies among Preschool-Aged Children and Women of Reproductive Age Worldwide: A Pooled Analysis of Individual-Level Data from Population-Representative Surveys

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning AnemiaFood SystemsInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Micronutrient Interventions
New estimates of the global prevalence of deficiency in at least one of three micronutrients suggest 56 percent of preschool-aged children and 69 percent of non-pregnant women of reproductive age are affected.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

How Do Children with Severe Underweight and Wasting Respond to Treatment? A Pooled Secondary Data Analysis to Inform Future Intervention Studies

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Adolescent Nutrition
Although a weight-for-age z-score less than three (WAZ <−3) is common among severely and moderately wasted children, this indicator is not widely used in treatment programming. Children with moderate wasting and WAZ <−3, who are typically not eligible for therapeutic feeding, likely require longer or more tailored treatment.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

School Health and Nutrition Microlearnings Toolkit

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Knowledge Management Adolescent Nutrition
The toolkit provides multimedia resources on key school health and nutrition interventions and strategies to strengthen cross-sectoral collaboration and co-investment to improve students’ well-being and learning.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Re-imagining Technical Assistance Hub

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Knowledge Management Adolescent NutritionInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal Nutrition
Ministries of health used human-centered design to identify how to improve technical assistance delivery for maternal, newborn, and child health and health systems strengthening, all of which contribute to improved nutrition.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Human Development Report 2021–2022

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Knowledge Management COVID-19
Desta­bilizing planetary pressures and inequalities, societal transformations to ease these pressures, and intensi­fying polarization are impacting human development. Investing in renewable energy, pandemic preparation, insurance, social protection, and capacity strengthening are critical to respond to these challenges.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Hidden No More: New Estimates Help the Nutrition Community Support Women and Children at Risk of Micronutrient Deficiencies

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Food SystemsKnowledge Management AnemiaMicronutrient Interventions
Timely data on the burden of micronutrient deficiencies is essential to understanding what works where and whether we’re making progress.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Child Food Poverty: A Nutrition Crisis in Early Childhood

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Knowledge Management Adolescent Nutrition
This brief and accompanying database provides detailed country-specific data about children experiencing food poverty and severe food poverty and discusses how metrics have changed over time.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

1000 Days of Good Nutrition: In the United States or Abroad, It Is About Equity, Evidence, and Leadership

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Knowledge Management BreastfeedingCOVID-19
The article discusses the impact of essential nutrient deficiencies before conception and during pregnancy, the importance of creating an enabling environment to support universal breastfeeding, gaps in the U.S. health system, the need for well-designed social protection programs, and the importance of appropriate and timely data.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Measuring What the World Eats: Launch of the Diet Quality Project Data

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Food Systems Maternal Nutrition
Speakers present dietary quality data from 41 countries and discuss the feasibility of a global monitoring system for diet quality. This webinar includes a slide deck.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Supporting Food Systems Transformation with Better Access to Essential Data

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Food Systems Food Systems
Food Systems Dashboard indicators measure components, drivers, and outcomes of food systems to help users identify challenges and opportunities. It also prioritizes actions and policies to transform food systems. This is a webinar.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

New Global Estimates of Micronutrient Deficiencies

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Food Systems Micronutrient Interventions
Panelists discuss the magnitude of micronutrient deficiencies globally and strategies to accelerate progress through cost-effective and scalable actions. This is a webinar. It is available in English, French, and Spanish.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Working Within the Food System: Gender Considerations for Achieving Improved Diets

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Food Systems Food SystemsGender
Investments should enhance women’s roles in agriculture and off-farm livelihoods; provide workplace support to offset risks to household nutrition; and ensure opportunities for income generation, decision-making, and control over household income.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Measuring What the World Eats: Insights from a New Approach

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Food Systems Food Systems
The Global Diet Quality Project helps countries measure dietary adequacy and consumption of foods that protect against, or increase the risk for, noncommunicable diseases.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Global Report on Food Crises 2022—Mid-Year Update

Publication Date:
Food Systems Food SecurityInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Despite humanitarian and development assistance, the number of people requiring urgent humanitarian assistance worldwide is rising due to economic shocks, COVID-19, conflict, and climate change.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Stories of Change in Nutrition: Lessons from a New Generation of Studies from Africa, Asia and Europe

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Food Systems Food SystemsGender
This research focused on multi-sectoral determinants; changes in the food environment; the role of structural factors; and changes in political commitment, cross-sectoral coherence, and capacity. To address these interrelated issues, nutrition policy must simultaneously address upstream social, economic, and equity determinants as well as health and dietary determinants.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Large-Scale Staple Food Fortification as a Complementary Strategy to Address Vitamin and Mineral Vulnerabilities in India: A Critical Review

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Food Systems AnemiaCOVID-19Food SecurityMicronutrient Interventions
Large-scale food fortification was safe with current dietary intake and deficiencies and in areas with low coverage of other interventions. Researchers stressed the importance of effective monitoring and regular dietary surveys.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Global Dietary Quality in 185 Countries from 1990 to 2018 Show Wide Differences by Nation, Age, Education, and Urbanicity

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Food Systems Adolescent NutritionMaternal Nutrition
The Alternative Healthy Eating Index produced regional means ranging from 30.3 (out of 100) in Latin America and the Caribbean to 45.7 in South Asia. Child scores were lower than adult scores in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and high-income countries. Scores were higher among women and more educated individuals.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Interventions to Support the Re-establishment of Breastfeeding and Their Application in Humanitarian Settings: A Systematic Review

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Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Breastfeeding
Providing intensive skilled support can help mothers re-establish lactation, especially when combined with an infant's young age, short lactation gap, and strong motivation. Feasibility and effectiveness of relactation support are likely impacted during acute emergency phases and among populations with low baseline breastfeeding rates.