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Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

The Lancet Series on Maternal & Child Undernutrition Progress

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Adolescent NutritionMaternal NutritionWater, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Multi-sectoral nutrition leaders discuss how the evidence base for nutrition; health; food systems; social protection; and water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions has evolved since the first Lancet Series on Maternal & Child Undernutrition was published in 2013. They also identify priority actions to regain and accelerate progress within the next decade. This is a webinar.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Why Tackling Malnutrition Matters for Women's Empowerment

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Adolescent NutritionCOVID-19Maternal Nutrition
While gender equality and women’s empowerment are associated with improved child nutrition, early childhood nutrition also contributes to strong and healthy women. Interventions such as supplying pregnant women with prenatal vitamins can make a significant difference to their financial security and economic empowerment.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Small-Scale Farmers Developing Resilience to COVID-19

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COVID-19Food SecurityResilience
Speakers shed light on how small-scale farmers are dealing with COVID-19, risks to food security for mothers and children, the importance of bringing digital services to farmers, and the advantages of poultry farming over other types of livestock farming. This is a podcast.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Opinion: Protecting Nature's Perfect Food System

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Breastfeeding
Alive & Thrive’s Cost of Not Breastfeeding tool demonstrates the importance of breastfeeding to increase economic productivity and reduce healthcare costs.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference: CONNECTED 2020

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Adolescent NutritionAnemiaBreastfeedingCOVID-19Emergency Nutrition Food SafetyInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal NutritionNutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)Nutrition Sensitive AgriculturePrivate-Sector Engagement
Recently made available to the public at no cost, conference research tracks explore Micronutrient Biology and Status Assessment, Efficacy and Safety of Micronutrient Interventions, Program Effectiveness, Designing an Enabling Environment for Micronutrients, and Food Systems. Slideshows and other written materials accompany recorded presentations.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

How Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Programs Can Realize both Nutrition and Gender Equality Goals

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Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture
Ensuring gender transformative outcomes of nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs (NSAPs) requires being intentional about empowering women and transforming gender relations as well as recognizing potential trade-offs between women’s different roles and the unintended consequences of NSAP participation.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Global Financing for Nutrition: 45% ≠ 1%

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Acute MalnutritionAdolescent NutritionEconomic GrowthPrivate-Sector Engagement
More than 45 percent of infant and young child deaths are attributable to undernutrition. However, as this article points out, donor funding for nutrition services is less than 1 percent of donor investment in development as a whole. Despite proven solutions to screen and treat children, underfunding hinders large-scale progress with enormous consequences.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

COVID-19 & Nutrition: Crisis and Opportunity

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COVID-19Food Security
As incomes have declined during the pandemic, families cannot afford nutritious foods while producers and sellers struggle to stay afloat. Health systems are overwhelmed,  families are reluctant to seek healthcare, and efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 are decreasing coverage of other life-saving care.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

2021: Make-or-Break Year to Keep Nutrition Promises to Mothers and Children

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Acute MalnutritionAdolescent NutritionBreastfeedingCOVID-19Maternal Nutrition
Fortifying foods with essential vitamins and nutrients, supporting mothers to breastfeed, treating acute malnutrition, and providing nutrient supplements to mothers and children are proven, cost-effective solutions, but this work remains underfunded, limiting the ability to scale interventions.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

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

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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.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Healthy Diet: A Definition for the United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021

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Food Safety
This brief places health-promotion, disease prevention, and food safety at the center of defining a healthy diet and urges translation of this definition into specific food-based recommendations.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Harnessing Aquaculture for Healthy Diets

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Food Security
Aquaculture can contribute to building resilient food systems, improving nutrition, and providing employment and export earnings. Aquaculture products should be integrated into agriculture and trade policies, national food-based dietary guidelines, and nutrition and health policies and strategies.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Comprehensive Nutrient Gap Assessment (CONGA): Micronutrient Gaps During the Complementary Feeding Period

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Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
The Comprehensive Nutrient Gap Assessment tool identifies micronutrient gaps and provides guidance about how to use various types of evidence to assess the significance of nutrient gaps in a given population as well as the best sources of those nutrients.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Affordability of Nutritious Foods for Complementary Feeding

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Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Inadequate quantity and quality of foods during the complementary feeding period impact growth and development and have immediate and long-term consequences. Affordability assessments indicate that liver, small fish, dark green leafy vegetables, milk, and eggs are the most affordable sources to address nutritional shortfalls.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Planting Seeds of Change: Reconceptualizing What People Eat as Eating Practices and Patterns

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While language focusing on food consumption as an individual behavior encourages interventions to educate individuals to make better choices, language of eating practices and patterns invokes a socioecological frame that regards consumption practices as enmeshed within broader social contexts.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

The Quality-of-Care Agenda in Fragile, Conflict-Affected and Vulnerable Settings

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Emergency Nutrition
The World Health Organization worked with partners to develop a technical package that outlines eight interdependent elements for action planning.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Rapid Scale Up Crucial to Meet Humanitarian Needs in Ethiopia’s Tigray: Joint UN-Government Mission

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Emergency Nutrition
The World Food Program is working with the Ethiopian government to improve transportation capacity, deliver humanitarian assistance and emergency food relief, and launch a supplementary feeding program to support nutritionally vulnerable children as well as pregnant and lactating women.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Humanitarian Response Plan - South Sudan

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Emergency Nutrition
Response priorities include reducing morbidity, incidents of human rights violations, and gender-based violence.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Emergency Nutrition Network Field Exchange

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Acute MalnutritionCOVID-19
Focused on wasting, this edition demonstrates the continued innovation and adaptation of nutrition actors to evolving contexts and challenges. A special section highlights the community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) Surge model, a health systems strengthening approach that has shown promise at health facility and district levels.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Caring for the Caregivers: A Path Towards Playful Parenting

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Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
Building frontline worker skills to deliver strengths-based counseling increases caregiver confidence and well-being and helps caregivers develop stress management, self-care, and conflict-resolution skills. This is a webinar.