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Review of Experiences and Direction on Complementary Feeding in Emergencies (CFE): Putting Policy Into Practice

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Early Childhood Development BreastfeedingComplementary FeedingWater, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
This review indicates that the provisions of the Operational Guidance on IFE regarding CFE are not being met. Worryingly, we identified no clear examples of strong CFE preparedness and response; most KIs described common shortfalls and challenges, from coordination and leadership to resourcing, supply chain and poor inter-sector coordination and collaboration.
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Finding the Best Criteria to Identify Children at High Risk of Mortality

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Adolescent Nutrition
Being concurrently wasted and stunted (WaSt), even at moderate levels, is associated with considerable excess mortality in children comparable to that associated with severe wasting.
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Response to Malnutrition Treatment in Low Weight-For-Age Children: Secondary Analyses of Children 6-59 Months in the Compas Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

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Acute MalnutritionInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Weight-for-age z-score is not an admission criterion to therapeutic feeding programs & children with low WAZ at high risk of mortality may not be admitted.
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Boys are More Likely to be Undernourished Than Girls: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Sex Differences in Undernutrition

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Gender
Excess male morbidity and mortality is well recognised in neonatal medicine and infant health. In contrast, within global nutrition, it is commonly assumed that girls are more at risk of experiencing undernutrition. We explore evidence for any male/female differences in child undernutrition using anthropometric case definitions and the reasons for differences observed.
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Research Methods for Studies Looking at the Relationship Between Wasting and Stunting

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Early Childhood DevelopmentInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
This technical brief shares the extensive experience of the Wasting and Stunting Technical Interest Group (WaSt-TIG) in scrutinising data through the lens of the relationship between wasting and stunting in the hope that it will inspire and facilitate others to do the same.
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Child Wasting and Stunting: Time to Overcome the Separation

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Early Childhood Development Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
A Briefing Note for policy makers and programme implementers.
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Updating Evidence on the Relationship Between Child Wasting and Stunting

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Early Childhood Development Early Childhood DevelopmentFood SecurityInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
For decades, wasting and stunting have been approached as separate conditions, largely disconnected in advocacy, programming, policy and financing.
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Less is More: Prioritizing Behaviors for Effective Multi-Sectoral Nutrition SBC

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender
This session offers a donor’s perspective on prioritizing behaviors in multi-sectoral programs and how this works in practice. This session was presented at the 2022 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit in December 2022.
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The Keys to Quality SBC from Start to Finish: Practice with Nutrition

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender
Interactive, hands-on workshop to learn and practice quality SBC processes using examples related to young children’s diets. This workshop was presented at the 2022 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit in December 2022.
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Generating Demand for Healthy Diets: Practical Lessons from Private Sector Marketing

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender
Learn how to identify and apply insights from the private sector to generate demand for healthy diets. This workshop was presented at the 2022 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit in December 2022.
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Learning from Health Providers: Quality Counseling for Child Nutrition

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender
This poster includes recommendations from health workers in Ghana and Nepal to improve counseling during growth monitoring and promotion (GMP) services. This poster was presented at the 2022 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit in December 2022.
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Learning from Experience: Findings from an SBC Review of USAID Development Food Security Activities

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender
Shifts in how the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance supports partners to strengthen SBC based on a review of social and behavior change methods and approaches used in 11 programs carried out by the Office of Food for Peace. This poster was presented at the 2022 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit in December 2022.
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USAID Advancing Nutrition Presents at the 2022 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender
USAID Advancing Nutrition sponsored the 2022 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit⁣⁣ from December 5–9, 2022 in Marrakech, Morocco.
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What Does It Take to Provide Nurturing Care? Measuring Caregiver Resources

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender
Measures of caregiver resources—intangible resources linked to their own physical and psychological well-being—help to understand and improve program outcomes. This poster was presented at the 2022 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit in December 2022.
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USAID Advancing Nutrition Participates in the 22nd International Congress of Nutrition (ICN)

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Early Childhood DevelopmentFood SystemsMonitoring, Evaluation, and LearningNutrition and Health SystemsNutrition in Humanitarian ContextsSocial and Behavior Change and Gender
USAID Advancing Nutrition participated in the International Congress of Nutrition (ICN) hosted by the International Union of Nutritional Sciences from December 6–11 in Tokyo, Japan.
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Learning to Respond to Social Norms to Improve Maternal and Child Nutrition

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Behavior Change for NutritionInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal Nutrition
By understanding social norms and engaging those who influence them, practitioners can better monitor and measure shifts that influence dietary practices. This session was presented at the 22nd International Congress of Nutrition in December 2022.
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Integrating Responsive Care and Early Learning into Nutrition Delivery to Improve Early Childhood Outcomes In Mozambique

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Early Childhood Development Early Childhood DevelopmentFood SystemsInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
USAID Advancing Nutrition explored the feasibility and impact of integrating responsive care, early learning, and monitoring children’s development into nutrition and health services in Mozambique. This poster was presented at the 22nd International Congress of Nutrition in December 2022.
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Testing the Responsive Care and Early Learning Counseling Package to Improve Early Childhood Outcomes through Nutrition Services in Ghana and the Kyrgyz Republic

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Nutrition and Health Systems Early Childhood DevelopmentInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
This poster outlines a package of responsive care and early learning materials developed to integrate components of nurturing care into nutrition and health services. USAID Advancing Nutrition tested whether their implementation results in improved caregiving practices.
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Nutritional Care for Children with Feeding Difficulties and Disabilities: A Scoping Review

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Early Childhood Development Early Childhood DevelopmentInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
To improve nutritional care for children with feeding difficulties and disabilities, USAID Advancing Nutrition conducted a scoping review of opportunities to improve support and interventions for families. This poster was presented at the 22nd International Congress of Nutrition in December 2022.
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Assessing the Performance of Nationally Adapted Diet Quality Questionnaire (DQQ) Sentinel Food Lists at the Subnational Level in Six Counties

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Food Systems Food Systems
If national-level country-specific sentinel food lists can accurately measure food group consumption when applied at the subnational level, practitioners can better understand dietary patterns of populations. This poster was presented at the 22nd International Congress of Nutrition in December 2022.