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Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Towards Food Systems Transformation—Five Paradigm Shifts for Healthy, Inclusive, and Sustainable Food Systems

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Food Systems Food SecurityResilience
Avoiding trade-offs and building synergies among health and nutrition, inclusive livelihoods, environmental sustainability, and food system resilience requires fundamental paradigm shifts.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Systematic Evidence and Gap Map of Research Linking Food Security and Nutrition to Mental Health

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Food Systems Food Security
How food security and nutrition connect with mental health has been researched, but conclusions are difficult to draw given the breadth of literature. This map visualizes the extent and nature of analytical studies focusing on the relationship, guides further research, and solidifies strategic planning.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

FAO/WHO GIFT | Global Individual Food Consumption Data Tool

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Food Systems Food Safety
The tool provides food-based indicators focused on nutrition and food safety to support policymakers, program planners, nongovernmental organization staff, and other stakeholders in making informed decisions.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Enhancing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Low- and Middle Income Countries Through a Food Systems Approach

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Food Systems Food SecurityPrivate-Sector Engagement
This brief highlights the main constraints, opportunities, and leverage points to enhance food systems related to fruit and vegetable consumption, trade, processing, and production.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Reverse Thinking: Taking a Healthy Diet Perspective Towards Food Systems Transformations

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Food Systems Food Security
A healthy diet perspective is essential to ensure food systems focus on supplying nutritious foods and providing equitable access to healthy, sustainable, and culturally acceptable diets.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Environmental Performance of Blue Foods

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Food Systems Food SecurityNutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
Fish and other aquatic foods (“blue foods”) can contribute to more sustainable diets, but comprehensive comparisons are limited because these foods are rarely included in environmental impact studies. The analysis identifies high-performing blue foods, highlights opportunities to improve environmental performance, and provides estimates to enable data-poor environmental assessments.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

For Children with Disabilities, “Wait and See” Just Won't Work

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Early Childhood Development Adolescent Nutrition
It is critical for doctors, families, policymakers, and researchers to work together to support early diagnosis and intervention for children with developmental disabilities.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

The Climate Crisis is a Child Rights Crisis

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Early Childhood Development Adolescent NutritionEmergency Nutrition
The Children’s Climate Risk Index measures the likelihood that climate and environmental shocks or stresses will lead to the erosion of development progress, the deepening of deprivation, and humanitarian crises affecting children or vulnerable households and groups. The document is available in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Maternal Resources for Care are Associated with Child Growth and Early Childhood Development in Bangladesh and Vietnam

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Early Childhood Development Adolescent NutritionMaternal Nutrition
Maternal height, good nourishment, mental well-being, decision-making, support in chores, and perceived social support were associated with child health and development outcomes. Interventions that help to improve resources among mothers have the potential to foster child growth and development.
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Evaluation of a Community-Based Mobile Video Breastfeeding Intervention in Khayelitsha, South Africa: The Philani MOVIE Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

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Early Childhood Development BreastfeedingCOVID-19
Videos were as effective as face-to-face counseling when community health workers (CHWs) used them to replace a portion of that counseling. mHealth video interventions could be a feasible and practical solution to support the delivery and scaling of community health promotion services when the CHW workforce is limited.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Associations between Women’s Empowerment and Child Development, Growth, and Nurturing Care Practices in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Demographic and Health Survey Data

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Early Childhood Development Adolescent NutritionGender
There is a strong association between women’s empowerment and early child cognitive development, child growth, early learning, and nutrition outcomes. Authors call for future research to explore the relationship between empowerment and socioemotional, literacy–numeracy, or physical development.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Local Solutions to Improve Health: Strengthening Capacity for Sustainable Health Policy, Advocacy, Financing, and Governance

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Capacity Strengthening
Tailored capacity strengthening approaches must be multi-faceted and mutually reinforcing. Promising strategies include strengthening technology systems and their use, addressing organizational needs, providing training on new skills, and providing space for relationships to build and thrive among and across individuals, networks, and government agencies. This is a webinar.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Local Means Local: Community Leadership and Facilitation in CLD

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Capacity Strengthening Food SecurityResilience
Presenters discuss how and in what contexts key aspects of community-led development, particularly leadership and facilitation, contribute to food security, resilience, and equity. This is a webinar.  The event slide deck is available in English, French, and Spanish.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

The Power of Ownership: Transforming U.S. Foreign Assistance

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Capacity Strengthening Private-Sector Engagement
Development agencies can use several approaches to shift responsibility, accountability, and decision-making power to local government officials, civil society, and entrepreneurs. Findings suggest projects with the highest levels of stakeholder engagement include strong local ownership.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Measuring and Assessing Capacity: A Landscape Review

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Capacity Strengthening
This study presents a methodology to generate indicators that help measure the impact of capacity strengthening efforts on performance and resilience.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Approaches to Partnership Measurement: A Landscape Review

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Capacity Strengthening Adolescent NutritionInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal Nutrition
While calls for partnership measurement are increasing, no standard approaches or indicators exist. This review recommends developing context-specific measurement approaches. To overcome identified challenges, use multiple indicators and mixed-methods approaches to capture complexity, outcome diversity, and the contributions of partnerships to outcomes.
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Enabling Better Complementary Feeding: Guidance and Workbook

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Complementary FeedingEarly Childhood DevelopmentInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Social and behavior change (SBC) is necessary to improve all components of feeding young children: adequate food, adequate services, and adequate feeding practices. This workbook highlights challenges and examples specific to quality SBC for improving complementary feeding.
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Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements: Evidence and Program Guidance

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Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Micronutrient Interventions
This brief provides information on how to design small- and medium-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS-SQ and LNS-MQ) programs that promote improved nutritional status of women and young children in resource-limited settings.
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Social and Behavior Change Competency Assessment: Tool for Resilience Food Security Activities

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Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts
Competencies are critical to job performance and successful social and behavior change (SBC) nutrition interventions. The Social and Behavior Change Competency Assessment tool guides implementing partners of Resilience and Food Security Activities through a process of identifying existing SBC competencies of core staff and building a plan to strengthen and develop further skills.
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Nurturing Care to Improve Early Childhood Development: Kyrgyz Republic Country Profile

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Early Childhood Development Early Childhood Development
To date, there has been limited integration of responsive care and early learning in health and nutrition services. The Nurturing Care Framework provides guidance to help children and families thrive through care for the individual child within a broader enabling environment of capable caregivers, empowered communities, supportive services, and enabling policies (WHO 2018).