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Food Systems Toolkit

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

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Food Systems Food Systems
Social norms influence the meaning and value of food as well as roles and expectations. This guide is for nutrition program planners and implementers planning norm-responsive activities within nutrition-sensitive or nutrition-specific programming.
Food Systems Toolkit

Suitability of Data-Collection Methods, Tools, and Metrics for Evaluating Market Food Environments in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)

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Food Systems Food Systems
This journal article summarizes results from a scoring exercise and expert survey to determine the suitability of data collection assessments for measuring market food environments in LMICs.
Food Systems Toolkit

Illustrative Behaviors to Improve Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Tool

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Food Systems Food Systems
This tool offers an evidence-based list of illustrative nutrition-sensitive behaviors to help activity designers and implementers design more effective approaches to increase uptake and adoption of behaviors to improve nutrition outcomes using a food systems lens.
Food Systems Toolkit

Diet Assessment Decision Tool

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Food Systems Food Systems
This tool makes it easier for practitioners and decision makers to understand dietary patterns and nutrient intake. Such information is critical to design, monitor, and evaluate efforts to improve diets. The decision tool provides existing data sources and data collection tools related to the different target groups and diet questions below.
Food Systems Toolkit

Food Processing for Improved Diets

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Food Systems Food Systems
The relationship between food processing and diets is complex; expanding the production of processed foods may play a role in both supporting and hindering food systems in delivering safe, nutritious diets.
Food Systems Toolkit

Developing Resources to Support Policymakers to Take a Food Systems Approach to Policymaking

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Food Systems Food Systems
There are increasing calls to take a food systems approach to food and nutrition policy; however, it is often unclear how policymakers can adopt this approach and adapt it to their particular context. R4D and the Centre for Food Policy at City at University of London developed an evidence review and four technical briefs to respond to this challenge.
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Visualizing the Impact of COVID-19 on Nutrition Outcomes: Interactive Framework Tool Analyzes the Effects of Global Shocks on Nutritional Status Webinar

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and LearningBuilding Global Consensus
In response to the pandemic and other global shocks threatening to derail progress made towards achieving nutrition targets, the ACT-NM launched the COVID-19 and Nutrition Analytical Framework.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Engaging Youth in Food Systems for Improved Nutrition Outcomes: Concept Note

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Food Systems Adolescent NutritionBehavior Change for NutritionFood Systems
This concept note describes evidence and opportunities for programmatic approaches to engage young people in food systems activities for improved diet and nutrition outcomes.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Strengthening Wasting Management in Nigeria

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Acute Malnutrition
In Nigeria, malnutrition remains a problem of public health significance across all age groups and geographies. The causes and risk factors of malnutrition are multifaceted; thus a multi-sectoral approach is needed to address them.
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2023 Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Design Guide Training of Trainers Workshop in Kenya

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Food Systems
The ToT will provide an orientation to the Design Guide materials, an overview of best practices in peer-led facilitation, and the opportunity to practice facilitating workshop sessions.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Integrating Gender into Nutrition Programs: Program Guide

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Adolescent NutritionBehavior Change for NutritionComplementary FeedingFood SystemsInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal Nutrition
This guide is for nutrition program planners and implementers who aim to integrate gender into global or country-based multi-sectoral nutrition activities.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Nutrition SBC Work Plan Checklist

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Behavior Change for Nutrition
A social and behavior change (SBC) work plan should reflect implementation and adaptation of the SBC approaches of a program to ensure the work stays focused on achieving the desired social and behavior change outcomes each year. Nutrition program planners and managers can use this checklist to consider SBC content to include in an annual work plan or assess a draft.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Nutrition SBC Strategy Checklist

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Behavior Change for Nutrition
A social and behavior change strategy provides a “road map” to achieve key social and behavioral outcomes. Nutrition program planners can use this checklist to prepare and outline a new SBC strategy under development.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

SBC Formative Research Decision Tree

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Behavior Change for Nutrition
Nutrition programmers can use this tool to select one or more research methods when gathering information needed to design any nutrition social and behavior change program or activity. It guides users in following these three key steps to selecting research methods that answer their research questions.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Growth Monitoring and Promotion Expert Consultation Summary Report

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Nutrition and Health Systems Growth Monitoring and Promotion
The Growth Monitoring and Promotion (GMP) Expert Consultation was hosted virtually from April 20–21, 2022 by USAID and USAID Advancing Nutrition in collaboration with the Global Financing Facility, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Behavioral Barriers to Feeding Young Children During and After Illness

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Social and Behavior Change and GenderInfant and Young Child Feeding Recommendations Behavior Change for NutritionInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Qualitative research, informed by behavioral science, helps to explain why young children do not receive enough food and breastmilk during and after illness to recover and grow well.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Behavioral Solutions for Child Feeding During and After Illness

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Social and Behavior Change and GenderInfant and Young Child Feeding Recommendations Behavior Change for NutritionInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
In close collaboration with caregivers, health providers, programmers, and policymakers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Breakthrough ACTION and USAID Advancing Nutrition used behavioral design to develop solutions that support families so they can continue feeding their young children during periods of illness and feed children more in the two weeks following illness.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Fiche d'information sur le projet de l'USAID en action pour la nutrition

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Knowledge Management
L’USAID en action pour la nutrition renforce les investissements de l’Agence des États Unis pour le développement international (USAID) dans le domaine de la nutrition, en fournissant un soutien et une assistance technique aux Missions de l’USAID, aux gouvernements et aux partenaires aux niveaux local, régional et national, dans le cadre de l’amélioration de l’état nutritionnel et des résultats
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Hoja de datos del Proyecto para el USAID para el avance de la nutrición

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Knowledge Management
USAID para el avance de la nutrición refuerza las inversiones en nutrición de la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID), proporcionando apoyo y asistencia técnica a las misiones de USAID, a los gobiernos y a los socios a nivel local, regional y nacional para mejorar el estado nutricional y los resultados de salud en todo el mundo.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

USAID Nawiri Transition Workshop Brief

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The USAID Nawiri program is a five-year initiative funded by the USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance with the overarching goal of sustainably reducing levels of persistent acute malnutrition in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands.