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Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Complementary Feeding in Emergencies Programming—Yemen Case Study

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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.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Complementary Feeding in Emergencies Programming—Myanmar Case Study

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Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Acute 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.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Access to Health Services, Food, and Water during an Active Conflict: Evidence from Ethiopia

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Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Adolescent 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.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Supporting Children with Feeding Difficulties and Disabilities in Nutrition Programs: Tools for Action Webinar

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Early Childhood Development Infant 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.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Role of Pediatricians, Pediatric Associations, and Academic Departments in Ensuring Optimal Early Childhood Development Globally: Position Paper of the International Pediatric Association

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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.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Nurturing Care and Men's Engagement: Thematic Brief

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Early Childhood Development BreastfeedingGenderInfant 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.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Improving Nutrition among Children with Feeding Difficulties and Disabilities: Call to Action for Policymakers

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Early Childhood Development Acute 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
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Comparing Delivery Channels to Promote Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial in Bangladesh

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Capacity Strengthening GenderNutrition Sensitive Agriculture
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.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

The Multiple Dimensions of Participation: Key Determinants of Nutrition Intervention Outcomes

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Capacity Strengthening
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.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

International Humanitarian Organizations’ Perspectives on Localization Efforts

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Capacity Strengthening
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.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Getting It Right! Stepwise SBC Best Practice through User-Tested Tools

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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.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Generating Demand for Healthy Diets: A Guide to Social Marketing in Nutrition

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Food Systems Food 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.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Mapping and Gap Analysis of Tools for Complementary Feeding in Emergencies

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Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Complementary 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.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Wasting and Stunting Special Section in Field Exchange

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Early Childhood Development
WaSt Special Section of Field Exchange includes the following:
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Covid 19 Learning Series; Case Study 2: On The Role of Entrepreneurs in Supporting Nutrition Services During the Pandemic

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COVID-19Economic GrowthPrivate-Sector Engagement
Case study 2: Adeck Juice Bar, an all-natural smoothie bar run by a young entrepreneur in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

COVID 19 Learning Series; Case Study 1: Western Stone Enterprise

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COVID-19Economic Growth
COVID 19 Learning Series on the role of entrepreneurs in supporting nutrition services during the pandemic.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Women's Nutrition: A Summary Of Evidence, Policy and Practice Including Adolescent and Maternal Life Stages

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender GenderMaternal Nutrition
Malnutrition disproportionately affects women and girls, with more than 1 billion women globally experiencing at least one form of malnutrition.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Bringing New Evidence on Undernutrition and Mortality Risk Into Practice

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Early Childhood Development Emergency 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.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Complementary Feeding in Emergencies Programming in Nigeria

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Early Childhood Development Complementary FeedingEarly Childhood DevelopmentFood SecurityInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
A case study based on the UNICEF Action Framework for improving the diets of young children during the complementary feeding period.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Complementary Feeding in Emergencies Programming in Sudan

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Early Childhood Development Complementary FeedingEarly Childhood DevelopmentFood SecurityInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
A case study based on the UNICEF Action Framework for improving the diets of young children during the complementary feeding period.