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USAID Advancing Nutrition draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement, and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition. Working across and through varied sectors, we provide technical support to and implementation of nutrition interventions for USAID and its partners to address the root causes of malnutrition. We also provide technical assistance to USAID to support the implementation of the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy 2014-2025 in the many countries where USAID works.

Explore our Technical Area Spotlights featuring research and tools from USAID and USAID Advancing Nutrition that can help you adopt proven approaches to reduce malnutrition.

Our Focus Areas


Browse a selection of 6 activities from our Focus Area technical teams.

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Lessons and Recommendations for Strengthening the Capacity of Local Organizations Working in Nutrition

Capacity Strengthening Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

This learning agenda documents best practices and recommendations related to strengthening the capacity of local organizations working in nutrition.

Vendor selling produce in Kenya.

USAID Advancing Nutrition Leads Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Efforts in Kenya

In Kenya, USAID Advancing Nutrition led policy customization, enhanced multisector planning at the subnational level, and strengthened government-led nutrition coordination.

Photo credit: Fridah Bwari, Save the Children

Strengthening Breastfeeding Counseling Through Mentorship in Kenya

Capacity Strengthening Identification and Use of Nutrition Competencies Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Nutrition and Health Systems Social and Behavior Change and Gender

Developing and testing a breastfeeding counseling mentorship program in Kenya.

A group of people sitting around a conference table actively discuss nutrition topics.

USAID Advancing Nutrition Leads Multi-Sectoral Co-creation Initiative in Kenya

Capacity Strengthening Food Systems Nutrition and Health Systems

The national and county-level plans developed through the co-creation initiative continue to inform sector priorities and various policy documents supported by USAID Advancing Nutrition.

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Partnering to Improve Maternal and Child Nutrition in Burkina Faso and Kenya

Capacity Strengthening Nutrition and Health Systems Social and Behavior Change and Gender

USAID Advancing Nutrition received New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) funding to provide grants and support to four organizations in Burkina Faso and Kenya working to improve maternal and child nutrition.

A Community Health Volunteer in Marsabit County in Northern Kenya holds her seven month old baby.

Supporting Community-Level Counseling on Common Childhood Illnesses and Nutrition-Related Behaviors in Kenya

Nutrition and Health Systems

USAID Advancing Nutrition is supporting efforts to strengthen counseling related to prevention of common childhood illnesses and malnutrition within the integrated community case management program.