Assessing Food Environments in Low- and Middle-Income Countries—Unlocking the Potential to Improve Diets, Nutrition, and Health Outcomes
Food SystemsFood 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.
Creating an Enabling Environment for Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative: Two Country Case Study of Malawi and the Kyrgyz Republic
Nutrition and Health SystemsSocial and Behavior Change and GenderBreastfeedingInfant 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.
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)
Monitoring, Evaluation, and LearningCOVID-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.
Counseling is Complex: Approaches and Tools to Improve Infant and Young Child Feeding Counseling Quality
Early Childhood DevelopmentNutrition and Health SystemsBreastfeedingInfant 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.
Knowledge and Skills to Counsel on Infant and Young Child Feeding During and After Illness Among Community Health Volunteers in Turkana County, Kenya
Nutrition and Health SystemsNutrition 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.
Using Child Growth Monitoring and Promotion Data for Decision-Making in Ghana and Nepal
Nutrition and Health SystemsGrowth 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.
Tools for Designing and Conducting Social and Behavior Change Evaluations
Social and Behavior Change and GenderBehavior 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.
Realising the Potential of Schools to Improve Adolescent Nutrition
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.
VIDEO: Building the Future of Girls: Alive & Thrive Interventions to Improve Adolescent Nutrition in Ethiopia
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.
Renforcer le continuum de soins pour la prise en charge de l’émaciation par la coordination et la collaboration
Nutrition in Humanitarian ContextsAcute 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.
Strengthening the Continuum of Care for Wasting Management through Coordination and Collaboration: Findings from Facilitated Learning in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nutrition in Humanitarian ContextsAcute 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.
Improving Nutrition among Children with Feeding Difficulties and Disabilities: Call to Action for Policymakers
Feeding and DisabilityAcute 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.
Examining the Association between Anemia and Early Childhood Development in 9 Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Early Childhood DevelopmentAnemia
Results showed no significant association between anemia and early childhood development (ECD) domains or the overall ECD index, except social-emotional development in Benin and physical development in Maldives.
Small-Quantity Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplement Program Implementation
Nutrition in Humanitarian ContextsMicronutrient Interventions
This report describes a learning activity to 1) document the factors that promoted and/or hindered successful implementation of small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements (SQ-LNS) programs in highly food insecure contexts and 2) garner perspectives on considerations for scale-up.
The Neglect of Culture in Global Health Research and Practice
Social and Behavior Change and GenderGender
Reframing research and interventions to ensure that they reflect the structure, roles, and resources of indigenous cultures is critical. Global research and funding institutions should support more culturally grounded research and programs to increase their relevance, effectiveness, and impact.
Behavioral Solutions for Child Feeding Before and After Illness
Social and Behavior Change and GenderAdolescent NutritionInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Behavioral design guided the development of solutions that support families to continue feeding their young children during periods of illness and more food in the two weeks following an illness. Solutions also provide community- and facility-based health workers with resources and approaches to support families.