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USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

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 LearningMicronutrient Measurement Micronutrient Interventions
With financial support from USAID through USAID Advancing Nutrition, a group of researchers including the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, and the Global Micronutrient Deficiencies Research Group set out to transparently estimate the global and regional prevalence of deficiencies in one or more micronutrients among preschool-age children and non-pregnant women of reproductive age.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Anemia Briefs

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Anemia
Anemia remains a critical and complex global public health challenge with multiple causes—most notably, iron and other nutrient deficiencies, malaria, helminth infestation, non-specific inflammation, and genetic blood disorders. We have traditionally referred to iron deficiency synonymously with anemia.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Implementing Two National Responsibilities of the Revised UNICEF/WHO Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative: A Two-Country Case Study

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Nutrition and Health Systems Breastfeeding
The 2018 implementation guidance for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) recommends institutionalising the ten Steps through nine national responsibilities for universal coverage and sustainability.
Adolescent Nutrition Resource Bank

Toolkit for Transition of Care and Other Services for Adolescents Living with HIV

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Reproductive Health
This toolkit was developed by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), funded through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Adolescent Nutrition Resource Bank

Fighting Childhood Obesity with Healthy School Food Environments

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Adolescent NutritionFood Safety
This fact sheet underscores the importance of implementing strong school food policies to create an environment that leads to healthier food choices for kids at school and beyond school grounds.
Adolescent Nutrition Resource Bank

How to Coach Adolescents on Nutrition Decisions

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Adolescent NutritionPhysical Activity
This blog post provides a guideline for youth exercise professionals to use to coach adolescents on their nutrition and dietary choices. It highlights the importance of proper coaching on nutrition, adolescents' need to consume foods rich in calcium, vitamin D, and iron, and provides examples of nutritious meals.
Adolescent Nutrition Resource Bank

Unhealthy Digital Food Marketing to Children in The Philippines

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Adolescent Nutrition
This report details the results of a study undertaken by UNICEF to understand the marketing strategies used to appeal to children and adolescents aged 5–17 years.
Adolescent Nutrition Resource Bank

Controls on the Marketing of Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Children in Thailand: Legislative Options and Regulatory Design

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Adolescent NutritionFood Systems
UNICEF developed a background evidence report for the Government of Thailand to support the introduction of stronger controls on the marketing of food and non-alcoholic beverages to children.
Disability Resource Bank

Feeding & Nutrition: Resources for Families

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Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
These resources educate families on feeding children with cleft lips and/or palates to keep them healthy and strong.
Disability Resource Bank

Helping Children who are Blind, Chapter 8: Teaching Everyday Activities—Eating

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BreastfeedingComplementary Feeding
This book chapter supports families and communities of children with vision problems to learn eating skills from birth to age 3.
Disability Resource Bank

Revised 2020 Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Behavior Change for Nutrition
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) can use these standards for self-evaluation to assure competent practice and to determine education and training needs for advancement to a higher practice level.
Disability Resource Bank

Responsive Care and Early Learning Addendum for IYCF Counseling

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BreastfeedingComplementary FeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
This package of counseling materials contains materials on the care and feeding for children with feeding difficulties and seeking help if a caregiver is concerned about a child's development.
Disability Resource Bank

Our Videos: Care of Small Babies

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BreastfeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
These short, practical videos enable learners at all levels to easily understand and remember critical teaching points about caring for small babies.
Disability Resource Bank

Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised, with Follow-up (M-CHAT-R/F™)

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Early Childhood Development
This is a screening tool to assess risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Disability Resource Bank

Nurturing Care Handbook, Strategic Action 4: Monitor Progress

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Early Childhood DevelopmentInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
This section of the Nurturing Care Handbook provides information on monitoring implementation of the Nurturing Care Framework.
Disability Resource Bank

Caring for the Caregiver (CFC) Training Module

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Early Childhood DevelopmentMental Health
The CFC training module builds frontline workers’ skills in strengths-based counseling to help caregivers overcome the barriers that reduce their capacity to provide care by encouraging self-care, family engagement, and social support.
Disability Resource Bank

Thinking Healthy: A Manual for Psychosocial Management of Perinatal Depression

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Mental Health
This is a manual for psychological management of perinatal depression.
Disability Resource Bank

Seen, Counted, Included: Using Data to Shed Light on the Well-Being of Children with Disabilities

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Early Childhood Development
This report compiles statistics on children with disabilities and their well-being.
Disability Resource Bank

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Growth Charts for Children with Special Health Care Needs

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Early Childhood DevelopmentGrowth Monitoring and Promotion
This training module provides information on using growth charts to assess the growth of children with special health care needs.
Disability Resource Bank

“Chewing Can Be Tricky” Dysphagia Coloring Book

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Early Childhood DevelopmentInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
This coloring book includes a list of activities that parents and professionals can use to teach children about safe and healthy eating and how to reduce the likelihood of choking.