Stepping Up Effective School Health and Nutrition: A Partnership for Healthy Learners and Brighter Futures
Adolescent NutritionAnemiaWater, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Stepping up effective school health and nutrition is a partnership comprised of several United Nations and multilateral agencies dedicated to prioritizing school health and nutrition on national, regional, and global agendas through a holistic approach of linking education, health, and food systems.
Programming Guidance: Nutrition in Middle Childhood and Adolescence
This program guidance provides technical and operational guidance for the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the following five programming priorities: (1) nutritious foods, in schools and beyond; (2) healthy food environments, in schools and beyond; (3) micronutrient supplementation and deworming; (4) nutrition education in school curricula; and (5) healthy dietary practices
Systematic review of metrics used to characterise dietary nutrient supply from household consumption and expenditure surveys
Monitoring, Evaluation, and LearningFood Systems
Household Consumption and Expenditure Surveys (HCESs) can contribute a unique source of nationally representative food acquisition data that are regularly collected in low- and lower-middle income countries. This USAID Advancing Nutrition supported study analyzes past use of HCES data to estimate nutrient supply and evaluate adequacy and overviews future impl
How Nutrition Programs Can Level Up with Gamification
Social and Behavior Change and Gender
Finding ways to turn desired practices or behaviors into games with achievable outcomes, providing milestones to indicate progress, recognizing success, giving participants autonomy, and making sure they feel a strong connection to the broader mission can leverage motivation and induce behavior change.
Enabling Better Complementary Feeding: Guidance and Workbook
Social and Behavior Change and GenderComplementary Feeding
This workbook highlights challenges and examples specific to social and behavior change (SBC) for improving complementary feeding. The basic concepts of high-quality SBC design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and learning can also be used to improve other nutrition behaviors.
Empowering Women Can Improve Child Dietary Diversity in Ethiopia
Social and Behavior Change and GenderGender
The survey-based women's empowerment index assessed social autonomy, decision-making, and attitudes to violence and was a stronger predictor of the change in minimum dietary diversity than wealth, child age, and urban residence. Women’s empowerment should be integrated into nutrition interventions.
Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Plans for $11 Billion to End Malnutrition at Global Nutrition Summit
Knowledge ManagementAdolescent NutritionBreastfeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
This investment will give governments and communities skills and resources to improve health, diets, and nutrition by supporting communities in crisis with emergency food and nutrition assistance. Greater investment will also help build resilient health systems and sustainable food systems to overcome setbacks posed by the pandemic, the global climate crisis, and recurring conflict.
Strengthening Maternal Nutrition in Health Programs: A Guide for Practitioners
Nutrition and Health SystemsMaternal Nutrition
This guide provides recommendations to add and strengthen maternal nutrition components in programs or services delivered by the health system, including actions to strengthen the overall health system and enabling environment. It includes a program planning process and additional information on collecting and synthesizing data.
Adolescents have been neglected in national and global nutrition plans and policies. This series highlights the effect of nutrition on adolescent growth and development, the role of the food environment on food choices, and strategies and interventions that may lead to healthy nutrition and growth.
Growth Monitoring and Promotion in Northern Ghana: A Case Study Narrative
Nutrition and Health SystemsGrowth Monitoring and Promotion
Growth monitoring and promotion (GMP) is a common platform for delivering child health and nutrition services. This report highlights findings, challenges, good practices, and innovations that stakeholders can use to foster healthy child growth and development.
Field Exchange Special Issue on Nutrition of School-Age Children and Adolescents
Nutrition and Health SystemsAdolescent NutritionCOVID-19
Developing international targets and goals and systematically tracking nutrition and mortality data are critical to assess the burden of malnutrition, monitor trends, prioritize interventions, advocate with governments, and assess programming efficacy.
Conducting Formative Research on Adolescent Nutrition: Key Considerations
Nutrition and Health SystemsAdolescent Nutrition
Involving adolescents in designing programs and efforts to inform policy allows them to make decisions about their own well-being and ensures the applicability of results in communities. This guidance includes a list of participatory nutrition research methods and pretesting resources.
Best Practices for Conducting a Remote Data Quality Assessment
Monitoring, Evaluation, and LearningCOVID-19Growth Monitoring and Promotion
Using a remote data quality assessment approach facilitates routine monitoring in emergency settings or when travel is not possible. Remote approaches also protect the health and safety of service providers, government staff, data collectors, and supervisors.