Complementary Feeding in Emergencies Programming—Yemen Case Study
Acute MalnutritionBreastfeedingComplementary FeedingEmergency NutritionInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
This USAID Advancing Nutrition case study argues that donors and decision makers need a greater understanding of the importance of complementary feeding and that the humanitarian response must be balanced to improve and scale both preventive and curative nutrition efforts. Integration with other sectors, such as food security and livelihoods, may enhance opportunities to engage men.
Complementary Feeding in Emergencies Programming—Myanmar Case Study
Nutrition in Humanitarian ContextsAcute MalnutritionComplementary FeedingEmergency Nutrition
This USAID Advancing Nutrition report provides examples of what is possible at the humanitarian-development nexus when influenced by the performance of multi-sector integrated policies, coordination, funding, and program implementation. Practitioners should continue to assess the potential for integrating these interventions into humanitarian planning efforts.
Access to Health Services, Food, and Water during an Active Conflict: Evidence from Ethiopia
Nutrition in Humanitarian ContextsAdolescent NutritionEmergency NutritionWater, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
The conflict in Ethiopia has decreased access to health services and medicine and the ability to purchase staple foods and soap, especially among poor and rural populations, households with undernourished children, and those living in communities without health facilities. Documented differences in the impact of the conflict could help guide rapid post-conflict responses.
Supporting Children with Feeding Difficulties and Disabilities in Nutrition Programs: Tools for Action Webinar
Early Childhood DevelopmentInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
The Feeding and Disability Resource Bank is a collection of resources that addresses feeding difficulties and encourages disability inclusion in nutrition programs. This is a webinar with simultaneous interpretation in American Sign Language, French, and Spanish.
Role of Pediatricians, Pediatric Associations, and Academic Departments in Ensuring Optimal Early Childhood Development Globally: Position Paper of the International Pediatric Association
Early Childhood Development
The International Pediatric Association calls for prioritizing early childhood development in routine pediatric care, identifies challenges to doing so, and proposes strategies and resources to overcome them. This paper is behind a paywall.
Nurturing Care and Men's Engagement: Thematic Brief
Early Childhood DevelopmentBreastfeedingGenderInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal Nutrition
The engagement of men is associated with higher levels of antenatal, childbirth, and postnatal care, better infant and mother nutrition, higher rates of exclusive breastfeeding, and a reduction of postpartum depression and violence against women and children.
Improving Nutrition among Children with Feeding Difficulties and Disabilities: Call to Action for Policymakers
Early Childhood DevelopmentAcute MalnutritionBreastfeedingComplementary FeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Improving competencies among health professionals, ensuring inclusion in social protection and food supplementation program eligibility criteria, revising guidelines and care protocols, and ensuring that disability-inclusive nutrition programs are included in government- and donor-funded guidance documents are critical to improving nutrition among children with feeding difficulties and disabili
Female nutrition workers and male agricultural extension workers experienced an increase in nutrition-related knowledge, household and individual diet quality, and women’s empowerment. Training men to deliver nutrition messages could help address shortages of female extension workers and provide greater opportunities to scale and promote nutrition-sensitive agriculture.
The Multiple Dimensions of Participation: Key Determinants of Nutrition Intervention Outcomes
Papers in this series discuss how to define and measure participation, how to explore approaches to encourage indirect and direct participation, and how participation at different time points and by different stakeholders can validate, support, and increase the effectiveness of interventions.
International Humanitarian Organizations’ Perspectives on Localization Efforts
This critical research addresses internal barriers to localization and identifies how perceptions of barriers or drivers differ depending on roles and institutional affiliations. The ways that current operational expectations can evolve to support localization, how localization is currently implemented, and how organizations address localization challenges are also assessed.
Getting It Right! Stepwise SBC Best Practice through User-Tested Tools
Social and Behavior Change and Gender
A suite of stepwise, user-tested tools to help programmers achieve high-quality nutrition SBC across the program cycle. Presented by Kelsey Torres, Specialist, USAID Advancing Nutrition and Amelia Giancarlo, Program Officer, USAID Advancing Nutrition.
Generating Demand for Healthy Diets: A Guide to Social Marketing in Nutrition
Food SystemsFood Systems
We know that generating consumer demand for safe and nutritious foods is key to improving global nutrition. High-quality and successful marketing campaigns that improve nutrition outcomes include several components.
Mapping and Gap Analysis of Tools for Complementary Feeding in Emergencies
Nutrition in Humanitarian ContextsComplementary FeedingEmergency Nutrition
Recognizing the importance of protecting, maintaining, and potentially improving the diets of children under the age of two, there has been an increased focus on supporting infant and young child feeding in emergency contexts in recent years.
Bringing New Evidence on Undernutrition and Mortality Risk Into Practice
Early Childhood DevelopmentEmergency Nutrition
This study aims to test whether weight-for-age (WFA) and MUAC can be effectively utilised in existing programmes to capture these children with single and dual deficits and reach considerably more children at a high risk of death.