USAID Advancing Nutrition conducted an evidence review and multi-stage consultations with BHA and implementing partners to develop an Addendum to the Modality Decision Tool (MDT), to help implementing partners apply a nutrition lens to the selection of appropriate food assistance modalities (cash, vouchers, or in-kind) for the nutritionally vulnerable. Implementing partners are encouraged to use this Addendum alongside the MDT when planning for the development of interventions for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, which aims to provide additional support to specific vulnerable groups to access adequate and diverse diets in emergencies. This activity provided BHA with insights about how implementing partners use the MDT and programming decision factors. We are working on producing a report for implementing partners to summarize these findings from evidence and experience.
USAID Advancing Nutrition is conducting a survey to better understand the range of programs that have adopted this approach to treat moderate acute malnutrition in children under five years of age.
USAID Advancing Nutrition participated in ANH Academy Week Learning Labs on collecting dietary data and behavior change for complementary feeding.
The project’s recommendations for the use of nutrition-related service delivery packages are featured in a technical publication from the Emergency Nutrition Network