Photo of parents feeding their infant
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Malnutrition contributes to nearly half of child deaths. Because behaviors are central to the immediate and underlying causes of malnutrition, social and behavior change plays an important role in sustaining improved nutrition outcomes. USAID Advancing Nutrition works across technical focus areas with individuals, families, communities, businesses, policymakers, and others to put incentives, services, and infrastructure in place to make optimal multi-sectoral nutrition behaviors and supportive norms second nature. We also foster environments that enable gender equality and better nutrition norms and behaviors. To catalyze change we focus on five priority areas.

Our work

Activities

Browse a selection of 11 activities from this Focus Area technical team.

Ghana GMP Health Worker counseling a young mother

Strengthening Growth Monitoring and Promotion: A Core Child Health and Nutrition Service

Learning from country experiences implementing growth monitoring and promotion.

A group Kyrgyz women in folk-outfits on stage and singing at the event.

Promoting Good Nutrition with National Influencers and Public Events in the Kyrgyz Republic

USAID Advancing Nutrition in the Kyrgyz Republic works with national influencers and hosts public events to raise awareness on nutrition topics.

Older woman demonstrating breasfeeding with a doll, while three younger women look on at the University

Strengthening Breastfeeding Counseling Through Mentorship in Kenya

Developing and testing a breastfeeding counseling mentorship program in Kenya.

An individual’s behaviors are central to the immediate and underlying causes of malnutrition, making social and behavior change (SBC) interventions in nutrition programs necessary for sustaining…
USAID Advancing Nutrition launched activities in Assam State, India, with a focus on nutrition-sensitive agriculture.
USAID Advancing Nutrition will participate in the ANH Academy Week Learning Labs and Research Conference.