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USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Once Upon a Partnership: A Model for Sustainable Fortification Interventions

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Micronutrient Interventions
This case study provides historical background on a public-private partnership to fortify food in Uganda. The Ugandan Government partnered with a number of oil manufacturers to implement a large-scale, country-wide fortification intervention. In less than 3 years, 85% of the national oil supply in Uganda was fortified with vitamin A.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Use of Household Consumption and Expenditure Survey Data to Predict Quality of the Diet and Potential Strategies to Fill Micronutrient Gaps

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
To learn more about USAID Advancing Nutrition@ the Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference click here.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Nutrition Workforce Mapping Toolkit

Nutrition and Health Systems Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
This simple and easy-to-use toolkit was developed for mapping the nutrition workforce within the health sector. The purpose of this assessment is to collect data on nutrition-specific actions performed by health workers at different levels with the health care service-delivery system.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women: An Updated Guide to Measurement: From Collection to Action

BreastfeedingMaternal Nutrition
Authors discuss high quality methodologies to collect, analyze, interpret, and present data on women’s dietary diversity for use in research, impact assessment, and large-scale health and nutrition surveys.
Adolescent Resource Bank

Conceptual Framework for Adolescent Girls' Nutrition

Adolescent Nutrition
This one-page conceptual framework was developed to guide the 2016 USAID study "Diet and Eating Practices among Adolescent Girls in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review." The framework depicts the many factors that influence adolescent girls' nutrition and their impact on short-term, long-term, and intergenerational consequences.
Adolescent Resource Bank

Nutrition in Middle Childhood and Adolescence

Adolescent Nutrition
This paper describes adolescent nutrition as a neglected area of research and programming globally. It concludes that integrated adolescent health programs to prevent infection, improve diet quality, and encourage physical activity are necessary to reduce deficiency-related malnutrition while preventing overweight and obesity.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

The Nigeria Community and Facility Infant and Young Child Feeding Package

Nutrition and Health Systems Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Since knowledge about feeding young children generally derives from family beliefs, community practices, and information given by health workers, there is a need to empower health workers and community volunteers to provide caregivers with the relevant information and support to achieve optimal nutrition for their children.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Making a Difference: An Evaluation Report of the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) in Mobilising National Actions on Breastfeeding and IYCF

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning BreastfeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
The WBTi has brought together diverse partners to advocate for breastfeeding and created national-level structures to benchmark breastfeeding and infant and young child feeding (IYCF) progress.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Identifying Children at Risk of Intellectual Disability in UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys: Cross-Sectional Survey

Early Childhood Development
Using functional difficulty associated with learning (FDAL) data from Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys as a proxy indicator for intellectual disability risks may produce false negative errors in low- and-middle income countries and false positive errors among those with higher socioeconomic status. This article is behind a paywall.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

The Processed Food Revolution in African Food Systems and the Double Burden of Malnutrition

Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
Consumption of processed food and food prepared away from home is increasing and while this trend improves access to healthy processed food and is a significant source of jobs for women, it is also linked to rising obesity rates. Policy development should focus on healthy weaning foods to address stunting, taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages, and nutrition labeling.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Early Childhood Development 0-3 Program in Ghana

Early Childhood Development
This technical brief outlines the strategic objectives and critical accomplishments of the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) Early Childhood Development (ECD) initiative in Ghana, where almost 20 percent of children under 5 are stunted and more than a quarter of children age 3-5 are delayed in their physical and cognitive development.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Male Engagement and Couples Communication in Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health in Nampula and Sofala Provinces of Mozambique

Nutrition and Health SystemsSocial and Behavior Change
In Mozambique, USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program conducted this qualitative study using baseline assessments and endline studies.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Biases in Self-Reported Food Insecurity Measurement: A List Experiment Approach

Food SystemsMonitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Food Security
Challenges surrounding the impact evaluations of food security programs include issues with both objective and subjective measurements. Exploring the role of bias, researchers compared direct responses to food insecurity questions to indirect responses using a list experiment approach.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Engaging Grandmothers to Improve Nutrition: A Training Manual and Guide for Dialogue Group Mentors

Nutrition and Health Systems Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Grandmothers play a pivotal role in advising mothers and families on how to raise young children and care for pregnant women, and therefore it is critical that grandmothers have the best health and feeding information for the optimal growth of infants and care for pregnant women, and are provided with a forum for discussion.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

USAID Stakeholder Community Meeting on COVID-19’s Impacts on Global Nutrition

Knowledge ManagementNutrition in Humanitarian Contexts COVID-19Resilience
In April, USAID nutrition leadership came together to discuss ongoing global challenges facing the nutrition sector. Presenters provided insight into how USAID might adapt and prioritize activities in response to COVID-19.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Nurturing Care for Children with Developmental Delays and Disabilities

COVID-19Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
This webinar discusses challenges in serving children who have developmental delays and disabilities; presents emerging research; and highlights early identification, capacity building, public awareness, and psychosocial rehabilitation projects. This is a webinar.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

A Learning and Sharing “Café”: IYCF Programming Adaptations in the Context of COVID-19 – Second Cafe

Social and Behavior Change BreastfeedingCOVID-19Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
This platform encourages countries to share lessons learned and experiences with adapting infant and young child feeding (IYCF) programs during COVID-19. It provides videos on breastfeeding and complementary feeding, social media content on IYCF, a detailed review of counseling packages for IYCF, and materials focusing on feeding when COVID is suspected or confirmed.
Anemia Toolkit

The Inherited Disorders of Hemoglobin: An Increasingly Neglected Health Burden

Anemia
This review presents current global estimates of common inherited hemoglobin disorders such as sickle cell anemia and ß-thalassemia, and highlights the lack of evidence and the need for further research and collaboration in this area.
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.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Iron-Folic Acid Distribution and Consumption Through Antenatal Care: Identifying Barriers Across Countries

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Micronutrient Interventions
This study examined the distribution and consumption of iron-folic acid tablets within antenatal care programs in 22 countries with high burdens of undernutrition.