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Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

How to Work With USAID: Exploring USAID Funding Opportunities

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This series answers frequently asked questions about working with USAID and provides tips and examples on researching funding opportunities, creating a proposal, and building a budget and a monitoring and evaluation plan. This is a webinar.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Distance and Blended Learning, Part 1: An Overview and Introduction to Assessing Resources, Needs, and Capacities

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COVID-19
This guide provides an overview of different kinds of distance and blended learning; insights about the advantages and challenges of each; and tools for conducting inventories, assessments, and surveys prior to implementing virtual training.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Blended Learning Using Peer Mentoring and WhatsApp for Building Capacity of Health Workers for Strengthening Immunization Services in Kenya

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Peer mentoring for immunization capacity building of maternal and child health nurses using WhatsApp increased mentees' knowledge, skills, and practices; improved engagement with peers; and promoted discussion and learning. Peer mentoring and WhatsApp networking are useful blended learning methods for need-based and individualized capacity building of health workers.
Monitoring and Evaluation Online Course Repository

Program Monitoring and Evaluation: Basic Principles

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This module provides an overview of the principles and practice of program monitoring and evaluation, with a focus on how to define and measure a program’s success using the appropriate indicators and research design.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

USAID Advancing Nutrition BHA TA Fact Sheet

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Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Food SecurityResilienceWater, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
This fact sheet describes how USAID Advancing Nutrition helps improve the quality of USAID-funded Development Food Security Activities and Resilience Food Security Activities programs that address the immediate, underlying, and root causes of malnutrition and food insecurity in non-emergency contexts. The project can provide technical assistance at both the global and country levels.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Social and Behavior Change Resources for Women's Healthy Diets: 5 Gaps and Recommendations

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Social and Behavior Change Maternal Nutrition
To explore the gaps in social and behavior change (SBC) resources for women’s healthy diets, USAID Advancing Nutrition identified quality SBC tools and resources through document review and expert interviews. In addition, we identified five key gaps in existing SBC resources and five recommendations for future research and SBC resource development.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Office Hours with Feed the Future Hinga Weze

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Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Design Guide Community of Practice
This is a recording of the office hours discussion hosted by USAID Advancing Nutrition and Feed the Future Hinga Weze on May 6, 2021.
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[Webinar] Modality Decision Tool Nutrition Addendum

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Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts
The USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance and USAID Advancing Nutrition hosted a webinar on the new Modality Decision Tool Nutrition Addendum.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Getting Practical: Integrating Social Norms into Social and Behavior Change Programs

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While social and behavior change program implementers may be aware that social norms are powerful influencers of behaviors and outcomes, many are unsure about how to integrate social norms-shifting programming into program design.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Gender Training for Nutrition Programs Package

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Adolescent NutritionCOVID-19Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture
Training and supporting materials prepare participants to identify key gender concepts, describe why gender analysis is important, explain how to conduct a gender analysis, and complete a gender integration action plan.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Aligning Best Practices and Addressing Misinformation for Optimal Infant Feeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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BreastfeedingCOVID-19Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
This brief discusses hospital best practices to encourage breastfeeding and ensure lactation success for COVID-19 infected mothers and their newborns. It also addresses whether COVID-19 can be passed from mother to infant at delivery, whether rooming-in and breastfeeding with an infected mother are safe, and whether it is safe to use donor milk during the pandemic.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Grandmothers—A Neglected Family Resource for Saving Newborn Lives

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Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Grandmothers play important roles in newborn care.  Grounding newborn research and interventions within a family systems framework that reflects local family structures and dynamics may be more influential in saving lives than strengthening health systems.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Exploring the Influence of Social Norms on Complementary Feeding: A Scoping Review of Observational, Intervention, and Effectiveness Studies

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Food SecurityInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal NutritionNutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Social norms and cultural beliefs can be influential barriers or facilitators for adopting improved complementary feeding (CF) practices, but guidance to address norms and beliefs is limited.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Adolescent Nutrition: Current Progress and Looking Ahead

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Adolescent Nutrition
Presenters provide an overview of adolescent nutrition status across seven global regions, discuss how adolescents experience nutrition across the world, and present youth-led solutions to improve nutrition in Indonesia.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Volunteer Community Health and Agriculture Workers Help Reduce Childhood Malnutrition in Tajikistan

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Adolescent NutritionMaternal NutritionWater, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Community volunteers specializing in maternal, newborn, and child health, water, sanitation, and hygiene activities, and agriculture are an effective workforce to improve individual knowledge, attitudes, and practices that result in better nutrition and improve the dietary diversity of women and children.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

The Quality of Maternal Nutrition and Infant Feeding Counselling During Antenatal Care in South Asia

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BreastfeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal NutritionNutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
The effectiveness of approaches to develop frontline worker capacity in counseling on maternal nutrition and infant feeding during antenatal care in South Asia is unclear. At the same time, unequal access to services as well as the duration and frequency of counseling contacts constrain counseling quality.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Series on Maternal and Child Undernutrition Progress

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Acute MalnutritionAdolescent NutritionCOVID-19Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal NutritionMicronutrient Interventions
Three new papers build upon findings from the 2008 and 2013 Series. They conclude that despite modest progress, maternal and child undernutrition remains a major global health concern.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Remote Developmental Evaluation: A Guide for Funders and Practitioners

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COVID-19Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
Developmental Evaluation (DE) seeks to improve programs by strengthening innovation and adaptation. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a shift from embedding evaluators to engaging remotely. This guide captures broadly applicable learnings and methods for successfully implementing remote DEs. This is a webinar.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

From Programs to Policies: Translating Nutrition Indicators

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Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
Programmers often need technical, project-specific data to evaluate the effectiveness of an evaluation, while advocates frequently use more easily explicable data to illustrate trends at the macro level.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

The State of Evidence and Experiences in Double Fortified Salt (Iodized Salt with Iron)

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AnemiaMicronutrient Interventions
Articles focus on iron fortification practices and the implications of adding iron to salt, and whether double fortification salt (DFS) with iron and iodine reduce anemia, iron deficiency anemia, iron and iodine deficiencies, and functional outcomes.