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USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Experiences and Lessons Learned for Planning and Supply of Micronutrient Powders Interventions

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Micronutrient Interventions
This paper focuses on programmatic experiences in the planning stages of a micronutrient powder intervention, encompassing assessment, enabling environment and adaptation, as well as considerations for supply.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Introduction to the SIMPLE Macro, a Tool to Increase the Accessibility of 24-Hour Dietary Recall Analysis and Modeling

Micronutrient InterventionsNutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
Information on long-term dietary intake is often required for nutrition research or program planning, but surveys routinely use short-term assessments such as 24-hour recalls. Methods to reduce the impact of within-person variation in 24-hour recalls typically require extensive training and skill.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Cote d’Ivoire Nutrition Counseling Flipchart (Actions Essentielles en Nutrition Plus)

Nutrition and Health Systems Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
The Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project (FANTA) Project, in collaboration with UNICEF, developed a French-language counseling flipchart that provides health care providers and community workers with a set of visual aids and messages to enhance and facilitate interpersonal communication on a variety of nutrition topics.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Job Aids for Malawi Frontline Health Workers Offering Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Services

Nutrition and Health Systems Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
The U.S. Government's Global Food Security Strategy presents an integrated approach to combating the root causes of hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. This guidance on nutrition is one of 18 technical guidance documents intended to provide a shared understanding of key concepts and best practices for designing and implementing Feed the Future programs under the Global Food Security Strategy.
Adolescent Resource Bank

Global Standards for Quality Health Services for Adolescents: Volume 4: Scoring Sheets for Data Analysis

Adolescent Nutrition
The WHO/UNAIDS Global Standards for Quality Health Care Services for Adolescents aim to assist policymakers and health service planners in improving the quality of health-care services so that adolescents are able to obtain services to protect and improve their health and well-being.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Comparative Analysis of Shock Response Programs and Their Impacts on Resilience in Zimbabwe

Food Systems Emergency Nutrition Resilience
In this study, researchers analyzed approaches used by World Vision Zimbabwe and partners (WVZP) to strengthen resilience against drought, climate change, and other climatic shocks that exert pressure on Zimbabwe’s economy, which relies heavily on rain-fed agriculture. Qualitative methods involved focus group discussions with communities and government and development partner officials.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Modality Decision Tool: Nutrition Addendum

Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Emergency Nutrition Food SecurityInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal NutritionMicronutrient Interventions
The Modality Decision Tool (MDT) Nutrition Addendum aids implementing partners to apply a nutrition lens to the selection of appropriate food assistance modalities (cash, vouchers, or in-kind) for the nutritionally vulnerable.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Diet Quality Over Time Is Associated with Better Development in Rural Nepali Children

Early Childhood DevelopmentMonitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Growth Monitoring and Promotion Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
To better understand the links between diet quality and developmental status in resource-poor settings, the authors of this study explored different aspects of dietary quality and child development among children in a western Nepali community.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Advanced Workshop on Designing for Behavior Change: Focus on Activities

Social and Behavior Change
This 3-day curriculum was developed for experienced Designing for Behavior Change (DBC) practitioners. It emphasizes the important step of designing activities that directly link to the results of formative research. The DBC approach was developed to help designers think more critically when developing and reviewing a behavior change strategy.
Anemia Toolkit

Iron Biofortification Interventions to Improve Iron Status and Functional Outcomes

Anemia
This systematic review was conducted to evaluate the evidence of the efficacy of iron biofortification interventions on iron status and functional outcomes. Five studies from 3 randomized efficacy trials (rice, pearl millet, beans) conducted in India, the Philippines, and Rwanda were included.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Baby Friendly Spaces: An Intervention for Pregnant and Lactating Women and Their Infants in Cameroon

Early Childhood Development BreastfeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal Nutrition
The Baby Friendly Spaces program provides workshops focusing on improving maternal mental health, infant and young child feeding practices, early child stimulation, and parenting skills in the context of complex humanitarian emergencies.
Anemia Toolkit

Evidence of the Effectiveness of Flour Fortification Programs on Iron Status and Anemia: A Systematic Review

Anemia
This systematic review synthesizes the evidence pertaining to the impact of government-supported, widely implemented flour fortification on iron status and anemia.
Adolescent Resource Bank

Promoting Girls' Nutrition in Early Adolescence: A Last Window of Opportunity!

Adolescent Nutrition
This infographic highlights the importance of adolescence as the second most crucial period of a child’s life and emphasizes that it is the last opportunity to reverse childhood growth faltering. It also emphasizes the importance of good health and nutrition during adolescence in breaking the inter-generational cycle of undernutrition In Bangladesh.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Maternal Nutrition Operational Guidance Program Considerations for Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Nutrition and Health Systems
Developed by USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program, this practical guidance document is meant to help ministries of health, nongovernmental organizations, and implementing partners working in low- and middle-income countries design, implement, and strengthen
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

IFPRI’s new COVID-19 Food Price Monitor tracks warning signs of stress in local markets

Food SystemsMonitoring, Evaluation, and LearningNutrition in Humanitarian Contexts COVID-19Food Security
The Food Price Monitor from IFPRI allows users to track changes in food prices since the start of COVID-19 social distancing measures. Daily updates of prices in wholesale and retail markets are provided for a wide range of key food products.
Adolescent Resource Bank

Nutrition in Middle Childhood and Adolescence

Adolescent Nutrition
This paper describes adolescent nutrition as a neglected area of research and programming globally. It concludes that integrated adolescent health programs to prevent infection, improve diet quality, and encourage physical activity are necessary to reduce deficiency-related malnutrition while preventing overweight and obesity.
Anemia Toolkit

Success in Delivering Interventions to Reduce Maternal Anemia in Nepal: A Case Study of the Intensification of Maternal and Neonatal Micronutrient Program

Anemia
This case study describes the development of the Iron Intensification Project in Nepal, its design, the implementation process at the district level, the strategy used to scale it up, the data available to describe coverage, and the reduction in maternal anemia in the country between 1998 and 2006.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Once Upon a Partnership: A Model for Sustainable Fortification Interventions

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Micronutrient Interventions
This case study provides historical background on a public-private partnership to fortify food in Uganda. The Ugandan Government partnered with a number of oil manufacturers to implement a large-scale, country-wide fortification intervention. In less than 3 years, 85% of the national oil supply in Uganda was fortified with vitamin A.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Examining Coverage, Content, and Impact of Maternal Nutrition Interventions: The Case for Quality-Adjusted Coverage Measurement

Monitoring, Evaluation, and LearningNutrition and Health Systems Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
To better understand health system performance and the benefits of accessing antenatal care, the authors adjusted maternity care coverage measures for quality of nutrition interventions in Malawi to determine the impact of infant birth weight and breastfeeding.
Anemia Toolkit

WHO Policy Brief for the Implementation of Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy Using Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP)

Anemia
This WHO brief provides updated recommendations for preventive malaria treatment using sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine in pregnancy. Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine is an integral part of WHO’s three-pronged approach to the prevention and treatment of malaria in pregnancy, which also includes the use of insecticide-treated nets and prompt and effective case management.