Linking Climate Change, Gender and Nutrition: Approaches, Highlights and the Way Forward
In this webinar, speakers from the Gender, Climate Change and Nutrition Integration Initiative and the USAID Bureau for Food Security discussed how to integrate resilience, gender, and nutrition into program interventions to maximize development impact.
Supporting Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture through Neglected and Underutilized Species—Operational Framework
In this report, Investing in Rural People and Biodiversity International provides an operational framework to help Investing in Rural People project development teams integrate neglected and underutilized species into their activities.
This paper identifies three key starting points to make progress toward this goal: 1) the public health sector should acknowledge that because trade has the potential to enhance as well as hinder health outcomes, it deserves further attention; 2) public health actors need to be better prepared with the right language to push for better policy; and 3) public health actors need to frame nutrition…
The Relative Caloric Prices of Healthy and Unhealthy Foods Differ Systematically across Income Levels and Continents
This paper aims to quantify the link between price and dietary indicators and nutrition outcomes. Pulling from existing databases, it determines the relative caloric prices for foods across different categories, such as animal source foods and starchy staples, in 176 countries.
Field Exchange Special Issue on the Continuum of Care for Acute Malnutrition
Nutrition in Humanitarian ContextsNutrition and Health Systems
This special edition takes stock of current acute malnutrition programming efforts, including successes and ongoing challenges, through a curated summary of 8 field articles, 19 research studies, and 1 evaluation.
The Science Behind the First 1,000 Days: Linking Nutrition, Brain Development, and Nurturing Care
Early Childhood Development
In this webinar, Dr. Sarah Cusick, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, provided an overview of how nutrient deficiency in the first 1,000 days can lead to long-term dysfunction and how application of the general principles of nutrient and brain interaction can help inform programming.
Improving Parenting Practices and Development for Young Children in Rwanda: Results from a Randomized Control Trial
Early Childhood Development
The first years of life have long-term impacts on children’s development across language, cognitive, social-emotional, and motor domains, yet evidence on critical parent-young child interactions in low-income settings is scarce.
Recommendations to tackle malnutrition in all its forms include increasing budgetary allocations for multi-sectoral nutrition plans, enforcing compliance with mandatory food fortification legislation, increasing women’s and girls’ empowerment, and ensuring timely collection of high-quality data.
Integrating Nutrition Services into Health Care Systems Platforms: Where are We and Where Do We Go from Here
Monitoring, Evaluation, and LearningFood Systems
Papers explore barriers and facilitators to integrating maternal and child nutrition into health care services. Addressing financing, health information systems, health workforce, supplies and technology, governance, and service delivery issues are as critical as engaging in robust implementation science research.
Building Healthy Communities at Home and Abroad: Catalyzing the Impact of the U.S. Government’s Efforts to Support Breastfeeding Families
In honor of World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month, the U.S. Government Global Nutrition Coordination Plan hosted an event in Washington D.C on August 2019 to bring together U.S. Government departments and agencies, implementing partners, external stakeholders, civil society, and other breastfeeding advocates to discuss U.S. Government investments in supporting families to…
Improving Nutrition Services in the Care of the Ill and Vulnerable Newborn and Child Webinar
Join USAID Advancing Nutrition and USAID's MCSP to learn about important outcomes from this workshop and to discuss progress made at the country level to institutionalize and operationalize country action plans.
Nourishing Lives & Building the Future: The History of Nutrition at USAID
On June 25, 2019, USAID launched a new resource showcasing the Agency's support for various nutrition focus areas, related research, vulnerable populations, and programming approaches over the past 50 years.