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USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Learning from Implementers of Small-Quantity Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplement Programs for Children and Pregnant and Lactating Women in Honduras, Niger, and Somalia to Strengthen Programming and Scale-Up

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Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Maternal NutritionMicronutrient Interventions
USAID Advancing Nutrition aimed to understand how to scale small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements effectively to reduce mortality and undernutrition. This session was presented at the 22nd International Congress of Nutrition in December 2022.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Barriers and Facilitators in the Use of Iron and Folic Acid and Vitamin A Supplementation and Improving Dietary Practices: A Qualitative Study in Zinder and Maradi, Niger

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Micronutrient Interventions
To reduce micronutrient deficiencies and improve health in Niger, this formative research aimed to understand how to improve access to and use of iron-folic acid and vitamin A supplementation and dietary practices. This session was presented at the 22nd International Congress of Nutrition in December 2022.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Diet Quality Indicators for Children 6 to 23 Months: Comparing Two Assessment Methods in Cambodia

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
This study compared methods to assess the diet quality of children under two in Cambodia to understand which method most accurately assesses consumption. This poster was presented at the 22nd International Congress of Nutrition in December 2022.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Comparing Methods and HemoCue Devices to Determine Hemoglobin in Population Surveys

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Anemia
To facilitate estimating anemia prevalence and identifying suitable interventions, this study aimed to identify optimal procedures and methods for hemoglobin assessment in population-based surveys. This poster was presented at the 22nd International Congress of Nutrition in December 2022.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Healthy Diets Symposium

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Food SystemsMonitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Food Systems
Presenters and panelists describe progress in providing data to understand what comprises healthy diets globally and the factors that influence them. This session was presented at the 22nd International Congress of Nutrition in December 2022.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Food Taboos and Preferences among Women of Reproductive Age in Mainland Tanzania: A Qualitative Study

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning GenderMaternal Nutrition
This research identified food preferences for women of reproductive age, adolescent girls, and children in mainland Tanzania to contribute to the understanding of nutritious dietary practices and the design of interventions that reduce maternal malnutrition. This poster was presented at the 22nd International Congress of Nutrition in December 2022.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Assessing Food Environments in Low- and Middle-Income Countries—Unlocking the Potential to Improve Diets, Nutrition, and Health Outcomes

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Food Systems Food Systems
To guide programs improving diets, USAID Advancing Nutrition identified possible food environment interventions for healthy diets across diverse contexts. This poster was presented at the 22nd International Congress of Nutrition in December 2022.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Creating an Enabling Environment for Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative: Two Country Case Study of Malawi and the Kyrgyz Republic

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Nutrition and Health SystemsSocial and Behavior Change and Gender BreastfeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
To motivate increasing rates of initiation, exclusive breastfeeding, and duration, this poster shares country experiences building an enabling environment to help institutionalize the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. This poster was presented at the 22nd International Congress of Nutrition in December 2022.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

A Novel Analytical Framework for Identifying and Exploring Public Health Pathways Linking COVID-19 with Nutrition Outcomes Developed by the Agile Core Team for Nutrition Monitoring (ACT-NM)

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning COVID-19Food SystemsResilience
To monitor the challenges the global nutrition community faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, an agile working group developed a framework outlining the public health pathways through which the pandemic could impact maternal and child nutrition outcomes. This session was presented at the 22nd International Congress of Nutrition in December 2022.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Counseling is Complex: Approaches and Tools to Improve Infant and Young Child Feeding Counseling Quality

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Early Childhood DevelopmentNutrition and Health Systems BreastfeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
Learn about key considerations, barriers, and opportunities for implementing counseling that improves infant and young child feeding in this interactive session. This session was presented at the 22nd International Congress of Nutrition in December 2022.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Knowledge and Skills to Counsel on Infant and Young Child Feeding During and After Illness Among Community Health Volunteers in Turkana County, Kenya

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Nutrition and Health Systems Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
This study outlined in this poster examines whether and how community health volunteers counsel caregivers on infant and young child feeding during and after illness to prevent malnutrition. This poster was presented at the 22nd International Congress of Nutrition in December 2022.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Using Child Growth Monitoring and Promotion Data for Decision-Making in Ghana and Nepal

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Nutrition and Health Systems Growth Monitoring and Promotion
This poster was presented at the 22nd International Congress of Nutrition in December 2022. To improve child growth and prevent growth faltering before malnutrition occurs, USAID Advancing Nutrition examined how government staff track and use growth monitoring and promotion data for decision-making.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Tools for Designing and Conducting Social and Behavior Change Evaluations

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Behavior Change for Nutrition
This short document provides practical tools for improving nutrition social and behavior change evaluations. It complements Measuring Social and Behavior Change in Nutrition Programs: A Guide for Evaluators and Evaluating Social and Behavior Change Components of Nutrition Activities: A Design Guide for USAID Staff.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Determinants of Maternal Diet Quality in Winter in the Kyrgyz Republic

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Nutrition and Health Systems
Diet quality influences maternal health and nutrition from preconception through pregnancy and lactation, as well as infant health and nutrition.
Adolescent Nutrition Resource Bank

Realising the Potential of Schools to Improve Adolescent Nutrition

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Adolescent NutritionFood Systems
In this article, authors argue that school health programs have the potential to mitigate a growing epidemic of malnutrition in children and adolescents through the provision of healthy school meals, micronutrient supplementation, and setting standards for drinks and beverages.
Adolescent Nutrition Resource Bank

Anthropometric Assessment of Nutritional Status in School-Aged Children and Adolescents

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Adolescent Nutrition
This article discusses anthropometric assessment in school-aged children and adolescents.
Adolescent Nutrition Resource Bank

VIDEO: Building the Future of Girls: Alive & Thrive Interventions to Improve Adolescent Nutrition in Ethiopia

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Adolescent NutritionAnemia
These videos summarize testimonials from health workers, teachers, and adolescent students who were part of the Alive & Thrive intervention in Amhara; Somali; and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's regions of Ethiopia.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Renforcer le continuum de soins pour la prise en charge de l’émaciation par la coordination et la collaboration

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Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Acute Malnutrition
Le Bureau de l’aide humanitaire (Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance) d’Agence des États-Unis pour le développement international et la Mission de l’USAID en RDC ont demandé à l’USAID Advancing Nutrition d’entreprendre une activité d’apprentissage facilité sur la co-localisation délibérée des partenaires de la nutrition en RDC.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Strengthening the Continuum of Care for Wasting Management through Coordination and Collaboration: Findings from Facilitated Learning in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Acute Malnutrition
The U.S. Agency for International Development Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance and the USAID Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) asked USAID Advancing Nutrition to undertake a facilitated learning activity on purposeful co-location of nutrition partners in four provinces in the DRC.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

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

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Early Childhood DevelopmentNutrition and Health Systems Acute MalnutritionBreastfeedingComplementary FeedingEarly Childhood DevelopmentInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Feeding difficulties can negatively impact children’s growth and development, as well as the quality of life for themselves and their families. To better understand needs and opportunities in this area, USAID Advancing Nutrition conducted a scoping review of programs supporting nutritional care of children with feeding difficulties and disabilities.