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Nutrition Integration for the Children with Special Needs: A Facilitator’s Guide for Food Security, Nutrition, Livelihoods and Disability Inclusion Project Staffs

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BreastfeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal Nutrition
This training supports the integration of disability inclusion into nutrition programming by providing information on the nutritional concerns of children with disabilities.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Global Thrive Act Implementation Guidance

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Early Childhood Development Child NutritionInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
The Global Child Thrive Act recognizes that the future health, prosperity, and stability of individuals and societies require promoting and protecting young children’s development, which necessitates coordination and integrated approaches across various sectors, including health; nutrition; child protection; water, sanitation, and hygiene; and education.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Nourishing Connections: Job Aid and Tools

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Nutrition and Health SystemsSocial and Behavior Change and Gender Behavior Change for Nutrition
This booklet provides detailed instructions for community health workers (CHWs) to counsel mothers on child feeding in a compassionate way. It helps them improve feeding practices for children 6 to 24 months through tailored discussions and problem solving.
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More Nutrition Data, Please! Integrating Nutrition Indicators into Health Information System and Facility Assessments Webinar

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Nutrition and Health Systems
Increasing the availability and quality of nutrition data is important to measure progress towards global nutrition goals. There are opportunities to leverage existing data collection platforms, especially within the health system, to collect nutrition data for this purpose.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Sustainability and Scalability of Egg Consumption in Burkina Faso for Infant and Young Child Feeding

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture
Mothers who received the Un Oeuf intervention overcame barriers to feeding their child an egg every day, improved their livelihoods, demonstrated motivation to continue feeding their child eggs, and saw the addition of eggs as sustainable. Research to explore the number of household chickens necessary to continuously feed a child one egg per day is important.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Associations Between Dimensions of Empowerment and Nutritional Status Among Married Adolescent Girls in East Africa: A Structural Equation Modelling Study

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Adolescent NutritionGender
This research examines how investments in girls’ economic empowerment and access to information may contribute to their overall empowerment and nutritional status, while greater autonomy may contribute to increased consumption of unhealthy foods.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Association of BCC Module Roll-Out in SHG Meetings with Changes in Complementary Feeding and Dietary Diversity Among Children (6–23 months)? Evidence from JEEViKA in Rural Bihar, India

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Complementary FeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
This research article explores how behavior change communication intervention in India increased adequate dietary diversity and knowledge and awareness of complementary feeding.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Adequate Dietary Intake and Consumption of Indigenous Fermented Products Are Associated with Improved Nutrition Status among Children Aged 6–23 Months in Zambia

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Food SystemsInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Researchers found a significant association between height-for-age and weight-for-age z-scores and fermented milk consumption in Zambia. Authors call for greater mapping and promotion of traditionally fermented foods and more research to better understand associated health benefits.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Primary Health Care Integration Landscape Analysis: Literature Review Findings

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Nutrition and Health Systems Child NutritionInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal Nutrition
This literature review synthesizes information about the current integration of immunization and primary health care services in low- and middle-income countries. Some facilities have also integrated nutrition services into reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health or immunization services.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Improving Nutrition During Middle Childhood and Adolescence by 2032: A Research Roadmap

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Nutrition and Health Systems Adolescent NutritionChild Nutrition
This report reviews literature for six priority research areas; describes current knowledge, evidence gaps, and lessons learned from research across health-related fields; and provides a global research agenda to support nutrition for children and adolescents.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

The Lancet Series on Breastfeeding 2023

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Nutrition and Health Systems Breastfeeding
This series highlights the multi-faceted strategies used by commercial formula manufacturers to target parents, health care professionals, and policymakers. Lobbying efforts often compound practices that discourage governments from strengthening breastfeeding protection laws and challenging food standard regulations.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

High Consumption of Unhealthy Commercial Foods and Beverages Tracks Across the Complementary Feeding Period in Rural/Peri-Urban Cambodia

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Nutrition and Health Systems BreastfeedingComplementary FeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
The high frequency of unhealthy commercial food and beverage consumption during the complementary feeding period requires early interventions to increase caregiver awareness of the risks; promote increased breastfeeding; and encourage consumption of affordable, nutritious, and locally available foods.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Scaling up Micronutrient Interventions in Nigeria

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Micronutrient Interventions
Speakers discussed the Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition’s strategic plan and share the background and current status of the micronutrient powder/multiple micronutrient supplements implementation science study in Nigeria. This is a webinar.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

The Business Case for Social and Behavior Change for Breastfeeding and Complementary Feeding

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning BreastfeedingComplementary FeedingMaternal Nutrition
Modeling found that social and behavior change (SBC) interventions for breastfeeding and complementary feeding are highly cost-effective to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with undernutrition, especially in areas with higher mortality. Future research should explore social norms around breastfeeding and complementary feeding and the cost-effectiveness of SBC for women’s nutrition.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Benefits of Small-Quantity Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements for Child Nutrition and Survival Warrant Moving to Scale

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and LearningNutrition in Humanitarian Contexts AnemiaBreastfeedingChild NutritionComplementary FeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal NutritionMicronutrient InterventionsNutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
Small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements are a highly cost-effective intervention to reduce relative risk of mortality, severe wasting and stunting, iron deficiency anemia, and developmental delay between 6 and 23 months of age.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Fortified Balanced Energy–Protein Supplementation During Pregnancy and Lactation and Infant Growth in Rural Burkina Faso: A 2 × 2 Factorial Individually Randomized Controlled Trial

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning BreastfeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Micronutrient Interventions
During this study in Burkina Faso, the benefits of daily fortified balanced energy–protein supplementation during pregnancy and lactation size at birth were sustained during infancy.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Existing Knowledge on Zn Status Biomarkers (1963–2021) with a Particular Focus on FADS1 and FADS2 Diagnostic Performance and Recommendations for Further Research

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Micronutrient Interventions
This paper discusses the sensitivity, specificity, and responsiveness of plasma zinc (Zn) concentrations to Zn interventions; describes the biochemical and dietary basis for the causal association between Zn and fatty acid desaturases activity, FADS1 and FADS2; and discusses the influence of potential confounders and covariates on observed relationships.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Introduction to USAID's Research Translation Toolkit Series

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Knowledge Management
USAID’s Research Translation Toolkit helps researchers communicate findings effectively to the most relevant audiences. This four-part series discusses how to use the stakeholder analysis tool, the communication products section, and the research-to-action plan. Guest speakers share examples of how they have used the processes and tools in their work. These are webinars.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

WHO's Science in 5: Disability and Health Inequity

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Knowledge Management
Persons with disabilities (PWDs) die earlier than their nondisabled counterparts; are at twice the risk of suffering from many health conditions; cannot always make their own health care choices; and face stigma and discrimination when seeking healthcare, education, and employment opportunities.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

What is Child Wasting?

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Knowledge Management WastingBreastfeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Micronutrient Interventions
Authors discuss the scope of child wasting and where it is most common, urge early detection and action, examine the importance of ready-to-use therapeutic food, and outline UNICEF priorities.