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Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

New Resources for IYCF Programming—Updated Image Bank

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COVID-19Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
High-quality images are an essential component of social and behavior change, and illustrations can be particularly helpful where literacy rates and access to media are low. Updates expand the collection of IYCF images to include content on responsive feeding, responsive care, and overweight and obesity. This is a webinar.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Mycotoxin Exposure and Nutritional Status in the First 1000 Days: Policy and Programmatic Implications

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Food SafetyInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal Nutrition
Speakers discuss the programmatic and policy implications of the relationship between nutritional status and mycotoxin exposure. This is a webinar.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Key Messages to Help Strengthen Infant and Young Child Feeding during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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COVID-19Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
This video provides frontline health and nutrition workers with messages to provide pregnant women, mothers, and caregivers about infant and young child feeding in the context of the pandemic. This webinar is available in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Online Trainings: Feed the Future Ethiopia Growth through Nutrition Activity

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COVID-19Food SafetyFood SecurityNutrition Sensitive Agriculture
Short online courses focus on strengthening food consumption information systems; environmental enteropathy; sustainable agriculture and the role of livestock; research challenges at the intersection of agriculture, diet, and health; COVID-19 and nutrition; food safety; good governance; and nutrition policy and programs, among others. 
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Elevating Mothers’ and Women’s Nutrition

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Adolescent NutritionCOVID-19Maternal NutritionNutrition Sensitive Agriculture
USAID Advancing Nutrition has conducted a systematic review of evidence on behavioral interventions about how to involve family members in supporting women’s nutrition, launched the Adolescent Nutrition Resource Bank, and developed a learning agenda on women’s diets to synthesize evidence and learning across its portfolio.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Child Health Task Force Resource Library

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Adolescent Nutrition
This database hosts documents from agencies and organizations working on child health programming. Resources include journal articles, presentations, webinars, tools, and event materials.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Tackling Malnutrition: Improving Both Food and Health Systems

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COVID-19
Nearly one in three people around the world had at least one form of malnutrition before the COVID-19 pandemic, and trends suggest this will rise to one in two people by 2025. The pandemic could result in an additional 11.9 million severely malnourished children, and malnutrition will likely kill more people than the virus itself.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

2021 World Food Prize Announcement

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Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture
Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted received the 2021 World Food Prize for her groundbreaking work to develop holistic and nutrition-sensitive approaches to aquaculture and food systems. This is a webinar.
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Achieving Equitable Diets for All: The Long and Winding Road

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Political commitment, science and data, incentives, and collectivism will help achieve global goals to improve food systems for healthy, equitable, and sustainable diets by 2050. This commentary by Jessica Fanzo is behind a paywall.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

You Say You Want a Data Revolution? Taking on Food Systems Accountability

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Data gaps and limitations hinder food systems learning and accountability. The Food Systems Dashboard improves access to and usage of food systems-related data to inform policies and actions to improve diets, nutrition, livelihoods, and environmental sustainability.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

The Carbon Footprint of Dietary Guidelines Around the World: A Seven Country Modeling Study

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Understanding the carbon footprints of different food-based dietary guidelines can help decision-making that incorporates environmental sustainability.
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Food Systems are Responsible for a Third of Global Anthropogenic GHG Emissions

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Building on the Emissions Database of Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR), a new global food emissions database (EDGAR-FOOD) provides data about greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the global food system. In 2015, food system emissions represented 34 percent of total GHG emissions, with agriculture, land use, and land-use change activities contributing the most.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Can Agroecology Improve Food Security and Nutrition? A Review

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Food SecurityNutrition Sensitive Agriculture
Evidence suggests that crop diversity, organic soil amendments, and agroforestry have positive impacts on food security and nutrition and that agroecological systems that include multiple components are more likely to produce positive outcomes. Farmer networks and attention to social equity dimensions are also important. This article is behind a paywall.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Nurturing Care during COVID-19: Lessons Learned in 7 Countries

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COVID-19
The pandemic has disrupted efforts to promote and protect nurturing care for young children, while social and economic ramifications have left families needing even more parenting and family support. Speakers discuss emerging lessons from seven programs that prioritize nurturing care and early childhood development. This is a webinar.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Childcare Solutions: Changing Fathers’ Attitudes and Involvement in Care and Early Childhood Education

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Adolescent Nutrition
Incentivizing fathers’ involvement in child-bearing practices can help ensure that children get appropriate care and can help facilitate higher female labor force participation. Speakers discuss policy interventions to influence engagement through behavioral approaches. This is a webinar.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Why We Need to Focus on Quality Care for Women and Newborns

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Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal Nutrition
The Network for Improving Quality Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health provides a platform for collaboration and learning across programs and countries.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

The Principles of Nurturing Care Promote Human Capital and Mitigate Adversities from Preconception through Adolescence

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Adolescent NutritionInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Extending the Nurturing Care Framework from preconception through age 20 in laws, policies, and services improves human capital by promoting resilience and adaptive developmental trajectories and mitigating negative consequences of adversities.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Parenting Interventions to Promote Early Child Development in the First Three Years of Life: A Global Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Parenting interventions improve young child socioemotional development and cognitive, language, and motor skills. Interventions also improve parenting knowledge and practices and parent–child interactions and reduce behavioral issues.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Six Years in 60 Minutes: Learning from the HRH2030 Program

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Human Resources for Health in 2030 panelists discuss building, managing, and optimizing the health workforce for improved health outcomes. This is a webinar.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Developing and Implementing Quality Assessment Tools for MNCH in Malawi

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The Malawian Ministry of Health developed quality improvement assessment tools to help health facilities report on adapted Quality of Care standards for maternal and newborn health and pediatric care. Ministry officials share lessons learned in developing and using the tools. This is a webinar.