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Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Affordability of the EAT-Lancet Reference Diet: A Global Analysis

Food Systems
The EAT-Lancet Commission created a global benchmark diet capable of both sustaining health and protecting the environment, but did not examine the diet’s affordability. This analysis strives to understand the diet’s cost around the world by comparing food price and household income data from 159 countries.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Nurturing Care for Small and Sick Newborns: Evidence Review and Country Case Studies

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Early Childhood DevelopmentNutrition and Health Systems
Small and sick newborns face serious risk of developmental delays, but most newborns can survive and thrive, provided they have access to quality nurturing care. This package summarizes nurturing care evidence and best practices for this population.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

The Case for Early Child Development Programmes (a Review of the Documentary "Brain Matters")

Early Childhood Development
This “Reflections” article reviews the recently released documentary by Carlota Nelson, Brain Matters. The film focuses on the first three years of life when a baby’s brain is optimized for learning, highlighting evidence that child development interventions during this period yield lifetime developmental benefits.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Do Effects of Early Life Interventions on Linear Growth Correspond to Effects on Neurobehavioural Development? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Early Childhood Development
Linear growth and child development are often assumed to have common determinants. The authors assess this assumption through a systematic review and meta-analysis of interventions focused on length-for-age or height-for-age Z scores and child development outcomes for children 0-5 years old and during pregnancy. The researchers found that
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USAID Advancing Nutrition Hosts e-Consultation on Research Priorities for Food Systems and Nutrition

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Join the USAID Bureau for Food Security, USAID Advancing Nutrition, Agrilinks and the Feed the Future Nutrition Innovation Lab for an e-consultation to discuss opportunities for future research with researchers and the scientific community, implementers, donors, nongovernmental organizations, and government stakeholders.
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USAID Advancing Nutrition Shares Learning at the IBFAN Conference, Brazil 2019

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USAID Advancing Nutrition is proud to join the joint meeting of the Third World Breastfeeding Conference ,  the First World Complementary Feeding Conference, the XV Brazilian Breastfeeding Meeting, and the V Brazilian Healthy Complementary Feeding Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from November 11 - 15,  2019; hosted by The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) with support from the G
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Essential Nutrition Actions: Mainstreaming Nutrition throughout the Life-Course

Nutrition and Health SystemsSocial and Behavior Change
The World Health Organization has released updated Essential Nutrition Actions to mainstream nutrition throughout the life-course and support the Global Nutrition Targets 2025.
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Using a Gender Lens to Understand Eating Behaviors of Adolescent Females Living in Low-income Households in Bangladesh

Social and Behavior Change
To understand individual, social, and environmental factors that influence eating behaviors of adolescent females in Bangladesh, researchers conducted this qualitative study, which found that household food insecurity, gender norms and discrimination, work and school schedules, and an inferior social position influence girls' level of psychological stress as well as food quality, quantity, and…
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Participatory Agroecological Research on Climate Change Adaptation Improves Smallholder Farmer Household Food Security and Dietary Diversity in Malawi

Food SystemsMonitoring, Evaluation, and LearningSocial and Behavior Change
This four-year mixed-methods study examined the effect that agroecological farming practices can have on food security and dietary diversity in Malawi.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Is Women’s Empowerment a Pathway to Improving Child Nutrition Outcomes in a Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Program? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Burkina Faso

Social and Behavior Change
Women's empowerment is thought to be a critical component in improving household nutrition. To test this theory, researchers used a cluster-randomized controlled trial in Burkina Faso that examined whether empowering women in four domains--purchasing decisions, healthcare decisions, family planning decisions, and spousal communication--improves child nutritional outcomes.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Grab a Seat! Nudging Providers to Sit Improves the Patient Experience in the Emergency Department

Social and Behavior Change
Are patients in the emergency department more satisfied during a visit if the provider sits and are there ways to encourage providers to sit? These are the question researchers sought to answer in a prospective, controlled pre-post trial.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Fathers’ Experiences and Perspectives of Breastfeeding: A Scoping Review

Social and Behavior Change
The researchers conducted a scoping review across 18 international studies to determine the experiences, roles, and needs of fathers of breastfed infants and how health care providers can use this knowledge to assist, support, and engage fathers.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Building Healthy Communities at Home and Abroad: Catalyzing the Impact of the U.S. Government’s Efforts to Support Breastfeeding Families

Nutrition and Health Systems
As a leader in global nutrition and development, the U.S. Government recognizes the critical role that the 1,000-day window between pregnancy and a child’s second birthday has on child growth, cognitive development, and disease prevention.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Addressing Barriers to Exclusive Breastfeeding in Nampula, Mozambique: Opportunities to Strengthen Counseling and Use of Job Aids

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Nutrition and Health Systems
In Nampula, Mozambique, exclusive breastfeeding practices are suboptimal. To reduce breastfeeding challenges in Nampula, the USAID Maternal and Child Health Survival Program conducted a study on the minimum breastfeeding competencies and practical skills needed by Nampula facility- and community-based providers.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Nutritional Interventions for Preventing Stunting in Children (Birth to 59 Months) Living in Urban Slums in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC)

Nutrition and Health Systems
Researchers systematically reviewed 15 studies conducted in slums or poor urban and periurban areas to determine nutritional interventions that can prevent stunting of infants and young children who are high-risk populations.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Marketing and Consumption of Commercial Foods Fed to Young Children in Low and Middle-income Countries

Nutrition and Health Systems
Editorial commentary and supplementary articles on the consumption and marketing of foods fed to young children, including breast milk substitutes, complementary foods, snack foods, and beverages, comprise this journal supplement.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Excess Risk of Preterm Birth with Periconceptional Iron Supplementation in a Malaria Endemic Area: Analysis of Secondary Data on Birth Outcomes in a Double Blind Randomized Controlled Safety Trial in Burkina Faso

Nutrition and Health Systems
To examine the effects of long-term weekly iron supplementation on malaria and genital tract infections in pregnant and non-pregnant women, researchers used secondary data on birth outcomes from a double-blind randomized control trial in Burkina Faso.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Nutrition 2019 Sessions on Demand

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
Professionals who missed Nutrition 2019 in Baltimore, MD, USA, or who would like to find the materials from a session they attended, can find them on the American Society for Nutrition website, where select session recordings are available for free.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

What’s the Cost of Evaluations and Other Surveys?

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
Data for Impact helps countries improve their program design, policies, and overall health outcomes through operationalizing the power of data.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Private Sector in Agricultural Innovation and Development Community of Practice

Knowledge Management
This community of practice, launched in June 2019, showcases examples of and approaches to working with the private sector in international agricultural innovation.