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.

Our Focus Areas

Activities

Browse a selection of 10 activities from our Focus Area technical teams.

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

Strengthening Breastfeeding Counseling Through Mentorship in Kenya

Capacity Strengthening Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Nutrition and Health Systems Social and Behavior Change and Gender

Developing and testing a breastfeeding counseling mentorship program in Kenya.

Mother feeding her small infant

Strengthening Program Evaluations for Social and Behavior Change Activities Used to Improve Nutrition Outcomes

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Social and Behavior Change and Gender

Quality social and behavior change (SBC) evaluations are needed to improve nutrition program design and nutrition outcomes.

Two women preparing greens and veggies for meals in a local market

Generating Demand for Healthy Diets

Food Systems Social and Behavior Change and Gender

Melding private sector and social marketing best practices to promote healthy diets.

A group of people sitting in a circle are watching a demonstration from a woman sitting in the middle.

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 group of children sit near piles of stacked wooden boards. They are all holding and eating mangos

Responding to Social Norms that Influence Food Choices

Food Systems Nutrition and Health Systems Social and Behavior Change and Gender

Nutrition programs should focus on addressing social norms due to the influence they can have on people’s diets.

A graphic showing the different steps for quality SBC as individually labeled arrows around the words "Steps for Quality SBC"

New Tools for High-Quality Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Programming

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Social and Behavior Change and Gender

Nutrition social and behavior change can be challenging, but the right tools can help programmers design, implement, monitor, and evaluate high quality social and behavior change programs.