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USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

The Strategic Agenda for At-Scale Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Communication

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Behavior Change for Nutrition
The strategic agenda is a blueprint for creating social and behavior change communication programs that contribute to the widespread social and individual behavior changes needed to meet broad nutrition commitments.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

USAID Advancing Nutrition Niger Fact Sheet

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Knowledge Management
This one-page fact sheet describes USAID Advancing Nutrition's support to the government of Niger as it works to reduce malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies by addressing the prevalence of anemia among women of reproductive age (WRA) and adolescents, as well as vitamin A deficiency among children under 5. A version of this document is available in French.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Les choses à faire et à ne pas faire en matière de changement social et comportemental

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Behavior Change for Nutrition
Cet outil aide les planificateurs et les exécutants de programmes de nutrition à améliorer la qualité à chaque étape de nutrition multisectorielle et changement social et comportemental, de la conception à la livraison, le monitorage, et l’adaptation.  
Monitoring and Evaluation Online Course Repository

Introduction to DHS Nutrition Indicators

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
This DHS Nutrition Indicators course is designed to orient national stakeholders such as professionals from ministries of health, civil society, and multilaterals to the nutrition indicators reported in The DHS Program surveys and how to interpret them. Both generalists and technical staff who work in nutrition, as well as policy makers and program managers, will benefit from this course.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Household-level consumption data can be redistributed for individual-level Optifood diet modeling: Analysis from four countries

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Food Systems
Improving dietary quality requires changes across food and agriculture systems to improve access to affordable nutritious foods, especially for women and young children. Local, national, and global leaders need reliable data to inform policies that strengthen the food systems families depend on.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Nutrition at USAID: A Legacy of Impact and Progress

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Knowledge Management Adolescent NutritionFood Security
Good nutrition is critical to achieving global development goals.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

USAID Maternal Nutrition: Preventing Malnutrition in Women and Girls

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Knowledge Management Adolescent NutritionFood Security
Women and girls have unique nutritional requirements throughout the life cycle—especially during adolescence, before and during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Suitability of Data Collection Methods, Tools, and Metrics for Evaluating Market Food Environments in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

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Food Systems Food Systems
This peer-reviewed publication describes a study conducted by USAID Advancing Nutrition to identify assessments (methods, tools, and metrics) suitable for evaluating market food environments in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Findings highlight suitable assessments and recommended adaptations to existing assessments to strengthen market food environment evaluation in LMICs.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Strengthening Nutrition Activities through Gender Integration

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender GenderGrowth Monitoring and Promotion Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
A brief informed by gender analyses considers how gender differences may affect nutrition services and programming. A key aspect of the social and behavior change work of USAID Advancing Nutrition includes unpacking and responding to the social and gender norms that influence nutrition. The brief includes a review of staff learning and examples of gender integration across the project.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Nourishing Heroínas in Mozambique: Understanding, Designing with, and Tailoring Nutrition Interventions to Adolescent Girls

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Adolescent Nutrition
A human-centered design approach to creating behavior change interventions can help identify users’ motivations, abilities, and opportunities. While time consuming and resource intensive, continuous learning through ideation, prototyping, and iteration provides valuable insights into users’ realities. This paper is available in English and Portuguese.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Complexity-Aware Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning for Social and Behavior Change Interventions

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Contextual, temporal, and interpretive complexities impact most social and behavior change interventions. These complexity-aware tools include an advocacy brief; a core set of indicators related to collaborating, learning, and adapting; and a checklist to improve consistency and completeness of intervention documentation.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Maternal Diets in India: Gaps, Barriers, and Opportunities

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender GenderMaternal NutritionNutrition Sensitive Agriculture
Food unavailability and poor economic situations, limited exposure to nutrition counseling, food restrictions and beliefs, adverse family influence and gender norms, and gaps in knowledge constrain healthy diets.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Resilient Health Systems: Adaptive Management Tools to Maintain and Strengthen Nutrition Services

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Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Emergency Nutrition Resilience
Collaborating organizations have developed tools and approaches to improve emergency preparedness and support health systems to respond to increased demands resulting from seasonal and unforeseen shocks and stresses. Speakers shared three tools designed to deliver nutrition services more effectively in such contexts. This is a webinar.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Small-Quantity Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements for the Prevention of Child Malnutrition and Promotion of Healthy Development: Overview of Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis and Programmatic Implications

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Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Adolescent NutritionInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Micronutrient InterventionsNutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Co-packaging small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements with interventions that focus on preventing and controlling prenatal and child infections, improving health care access, and promoting early child development may have a greater impact than interventions alone.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Giving Voice to the Silent Burden: Maternal Mental Health Technical Consultation

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Nutrition and Health Systems Maternal Nutrition
Common perinatal mental disorders have significant and lasting implications for women’s health and quality of life, as well as newborn health and development. Experts from several related fields discuss necessary interventions to ensure that pregnant and postpartum women receive respectful and nurturing care. This is a webinar.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Nutrition Counseling and Care During and After Childhood Illness Literature Review: Evidence from African Countries

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
The review proposes recommendations to improve caregiver practices, strengthen the quality of feeding counseling during illness, address evidence gaps related to feeding care during illness, and identify enablers and barriers to those providing optimal feeding counseling and support after illness or during recovery.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Integrating Early Detection and Treatment of Child Wasting into Routine Primary Health Care Services: A Resource Guide to Support National Planning

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Adolescent NutritionGrowth Monitoring and Promotion Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
The guide presents a process to identify integration actions to address the early detection and treatment of child wasting within primary health care services. Programmers must consider feasibility, risks, and benefits to guide integration and in what form. For each health system component, the guide presents common constraints and presents a set of integration actions to address them.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Fed to Fail? The Crisis of Children’s Diets in Early Life

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Adolescent NutritionCOVID-19Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Policies and programs to improve young children’s diets are not prioritized and are being further eroded by the coronavirus pandemic. UNICEF calls on governments and partners to work collectively to transform food, health, and social protection systems. The report is available in Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Predictors of Complementary Feeding Practices among Children Aged 6–23 Months in Five Countries in the Middle East and North Africa Region

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Findings showed that maternal education and age, paternal education and wealth, culture and geographic location, and utilization of health services were associated with minimum dietary diversity, minimum meal frequency, and minimum acceptable diet.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Impact of Scaling up Prenatal Nutrition Interventions on Human Capital Outcomes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Modeling Analysis

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Nutrition and Health Systems Maternal NutritionMicronutrient Interventions
Scaling up prenatal nutrition interventions in low- and middle-income countries from current levels to 90 percent may lead to substantial gains in schooling and lifetime income. Decision-makers should consider potential long-term human capital returns on investments in maternal nutrition.