Nutritious Food Financing Facility Program Review Report
Food SystemsFood Security
The program review is a qualitative assessment that examines the relevance, uniqueness, consistency, and feasibility of the Nutritious Food Financing Facility (N3F) theory of change (TOC) and plans to achieve it via the selected mechanism (N3F).
USAID Breastfeeding: Providing a Healthy Start for a Healthy Future
Early Childhood DevelopmentGender Equality and Women’s EmpowermentKnowledge ManagementNutrition and Health SystemsBreastfeedingEarly Childhood DevelopmentInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal NutritionNutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
For more than 40 years, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has promoted breastfeeding to save lives, prevent malnutrition, and enhance the long-term health and prosperity of women and children. By promoting breastfeeding in programs and policies, USAID is helping families chart productive and prosperous for their children and supporting communities to thrive.
Methodological Lessons Learned from Conducting a Population-Based Phone Survey of Nutrition Practices in the Kyrgyz Republic
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
This poster was presented at the virtual American Society for Nutrition Nutrition 2021 conference. Conducting nutrition surveys by phone presents opportunities and challenges. Learning from this experience can improve the use of this approach in the future.
This one-page fact sheet describes USAID Advancing Nutrition's support to the government of Burkina Faso as it works to reduce micronutrient deficiencies and the prevalence of undernutrition in children under 5 years of age.
Plan de Capacitación para la Enseñanza de la Alimentación y Nutrición dirigido a docentes de primero y segundo ciclo
Adolescent NutritionFood Safety
This training plan is intended to prepare teachers to educate school-aged children on nutrition, diet and food security. The guide includes educational strategies and activities for interactive learning and the improvement of students' nutrition-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviors.
This report describes the findings from a stakeholder survey on existing research, policies and interventions targeting adolescent malnutrition. Results indicate that most research has focuse don burden, rather than indicators or long-term consequences.
Adolescent Nutrition Training App (UNICEF Bangladesh)
This "Adolescent Nutrition Training" app (available on Google Play), developed by Riseup Labs, with assistance from UNICEF Bangladesh and the Ministry of Health of Bangladesh, provides a free online nutrition course in Bengali.
Adolescent and Women’s Nutrition and Anemia Facilitator Guide
Adolescent NutritionAnemiaMaternal Nutrition
This facilitatator's guide (available in English and Russian) is intended to prepare facilitators with technical knowledge and skills to train doctors and nurses about adolescent and women’s nutrition and anemia throughout the life cycle.
This resource contains 1) an academic article reporting the effectiveness of the Fooya! app for increasing healthy food choices in a study of 10-11 year old children in Chennai, India; 2) a brief communication describing the results of the study; and 3) a link to download the Fooya! game app. Fooya!
Adolescent Job Aid: A Handy Desk Reference Tool for Primary Level Health Workers
Adolescent NutritionAnemiaReproductive Health
The Adolescent Job Aid is intended for primary healthcare workers who see and treat adolescents. It contains guidance on commonly occurring conditions or concerns that may or may not adolescent-specific (e.g. delayed menarche, STIs).
Adolescent Nutrition in West Africa: A Rapid Review of the Research Evidence
This rapid review used a systematic search strategy to identify available evidence on adolescent nutrition and interventions to improve nutritional status. The goal of the review is to support the development of evidence-based programs and policies and to inform the West Africa Health Organization and policymakers in the region of existing evidence, gaps, and future opportunities.
USAID/SPRING and PAHO commissioned this paper to summarize existing information on the current nutritional status of adolescent girls, women of reproductive age and pregnant and lactating women in LMICs, in order to inform key practices (similar to those developed for young children), that characterize the diet and feeding practices for these groups.
Factors influencing obesogenic behaviours of adolescent girls and women in low- and middle-income countries: A qualitative evidence synthesis
Adolescent NutritionFood SafetyPhysical Activity
This systematic review synthesized the qualitative evidence from the peer-reviewed literature on factors influencing obesogenic behaviours in adolescent girls (age 10-19) and women of reproductive age (15-49 years of age) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Adolescent Nutrition in Indonesia: What Have We Learned?
This brief summarizes undernutrition and overweight/obesity among Indonesian adolescents and describes existing programs and policies targeting anemia, overweight/obesity and fruit/vegetable consumption.