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Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Maternal Nutrition Operational Guidance Program Considerations for Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Nutrition and Health Systems
Developed by USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program, this practical guidance document is meant to help ministries of health, nongovernmental organizations, and implementing partners working in low- and middle-income countries design, implement, and strengthen
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Twin Peaks: The Seasonality of Acute Malnutrition, Conflict, and Environmental Factors

Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts
According to a long-held assumption about the seasonality of food security in Chad, Sudan, and South Sudan, the peak of malnutrition happens at the end of the lean season. This report finds that there are actually two peaks, with the worst occurring at the end of the dry season and a smaller peak at the end of the lean season.
Adolescent Resource Bank

Nutrition: 10 Messages for Children to Learn and Share

Adolescent NutritionWater, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
This poster presents ten key PCAANS nutrition messages for children to learn and share, including information about malnutrition, good nutrition and healthy foods, growth and nutrition screening, hygiene, and food safety and preparation.
Adolescent Resource Bank

Dietary Intake of Schoolchildren and Adolescents in Developing Countries

Adolescent Nutrition
This article provides an overview of the findings of 50 studies published from 2000-2014 that examined the patterns of dietary intake and the adequacy of nutrient intake of schoolchildren and adolescents in developing countries. The article concludes that children, adolescents, parents, schools, and communities need education about healthy eating habits.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

ENN's Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Programme Case Studies

Knowledge Management
The Emergency Nutrition Network conducted case studies of three “high achieving” SUN countries (Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Niger) with a strong track record in championing and improving undernutrition at a sub-national level.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Training Resource Package

Food Systems Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture
The SPRING Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Training Resource Package is a collection of our very best training work, including presentations, activities, handouts, and session guides. In this training resource package, you will find the building blocks for creating a nutrition-sensitive agriculture presentation or training program that reaches program leaders, managers, and other decision-makers
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Drivers of Under-Five Stunting Trend in 14 Low- and Middle-Income Countries since the Turn of the Millennium: A Multilevel Pooled Analysis of 50 Demographic and Health Surveys

Monitoring, Evaluation, and LearningSocial and Behavior Change
Analyzing data from 50 Demographic and Health Surveys in 14 different countries since 2000, the authors of this study sought to detect trends in stunting and potential contributing factors. Their research found a decreasing trend in stunting among all countries.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Core Competency Series Booklet

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
This series (in a combined booklet) contains core competency lists for technical areas and positions. It intends to provide hiring managers, program managers, and program staff with explanations of the basic skills and knowledge senior technical staff may possess to carry out their positions effectively.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Delayed Clamping of the Umbilical Cord to Reduce Infant Anaemia

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Micronutrient Interventions
In the 2012 WHO Recommendations for the Prevention and Treatment of Postpartum Haemorrhage, WHO reiterated its previous recommendation of waiting to clamp and cut the umbilical cord following the birth of the baby.
Adolescent Resource Bank

Food-Based Dietary Guidelines for Sri Lankans

Adolescent NutritionMaternal NutritionMicronutrient Interventions
These dietary guidelines are aimed at the general Sri Lankan population, including recommendations for adolescents. The document includes information on heathy diet, food groups, serving sizes, and recommendations for achieving a healthy, balanced diet.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Success in Delivering Interventions to Reduce Maternal Anemia in Nepal

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Micronutrient Interventions
In 2004 the Government of Nepal launched the Intensification of Maternal and Neonatal Micronutrient Program, more commonly called the Iron Intensification Project, in five districts. This case study describes the development of the project, its design, the process used to implement it at the district level, the strategy used to scale it up, and the data available to describe coverage.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Levels and Trends in Child Malnutrition: Key Findings of the 2020 Edition of the Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates

Early Childhood DevelopmentKnowledge ManagementMonitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Acute MalnutritionGrowth Monitoring and Promotion
The rates of both stunting and wasting are still alarmingly high in many parts of the world, especially among young children. This report by UNICEF, WHO, and the World Bank highlights key findings from the analysis of data related to global estimates of malnutrition, including the prevalence of stunting and wasting.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Reorienting Nurturing Care for Early Childhood Development during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Kenya: A Review

Early Childhood Development COVID-19Economic Growth
To mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on children and their caregivers, authors advocate for full financing and operationalization of service provision that transcends COVID-19 barriers and addresses health, social and child protection, economic protection, and child development.
Adolescent Resource Bank

A Workshop with Children at EPC Changara Sede

Adolescent Nutrition
This presentation is from a workshop about the PCAANS project in Mozambique. The presentation describes the PCAANS approach, the participatory methods used with children, the process, and the results.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Key Messages Related to Evidence on Transmission of COVID in Breastmilk

Knowledge ManagementMonitoring, Evaluation, and Learning BreastfeedingCOVID-19Emergency Nutrition Food SafetyInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
This two-page brief presents key messages on research related to COVID-19 transmission through human breastmilk. The brief was prepared on behalf of the COVID-19 Infant Feeding Working Group and is current as of September 2020.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Feed the Future Learning Agenda Literature Review: Improving Resilience of Vulnerable Populations

Food Systems Emergency Nutrition Resilience
International and humanitarian development actors are increasingly adopting resilience as an organizing concept for food security policy and program development.
Anemia Toolkit

Food Fortification with Multiple Micronutrients: Impact on Health Outcomes in General Population

This Cochrane Systematic Review synthesizes the evidence pertaining to the impact of food fortification with multiple micronutrients on health outcomes in the general population, including men, women, and children.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

An Evaluation of Chile’s Law of Food Labeling and Advertising on Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Purchases from 2015 to 2017: A Before-and-After Study

Food Systems
Policymakers and the public continue to debate the role of policy in limiting consumption of sugary beverages to reduce obesity.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Nurturing Care to Improve Early Childhood Development: Uganda Country Profile

Early Childhood Development Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
To date, there has been limited integration of responsive care and early learning in health and nutrition services. The Nurturing Care Framework provides guidance to help children and families thrive through care for the individual child within a broader enabling environment of capable caregivers, empowered communities, supportive services, and enabling policies (WHO 2018).
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Training Frontline Health and ICDS Workers in Uttar Pradesh

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Micronutrient Interventions
This child anemia training module for training frontline health and Integrated Child Development Services workers in Uttar Pradesh, India, includes a training module, resources, capsules, and facilitators guide. The training addresses the magnitude of the child anemia problem, its service implications, and measures created for preventing it.