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 6 activities from our Focus Area technical teams.

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.

Woman with her child in Senegal

Strengthening Programming with Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements

Capacity Strengthening Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Social and Behavior Change and Gender

Partner survey and interviews yielded recommendations for program design and capacity strengthening support.

Mothers holding their babies together

Technical Assistance to BHA and RFSA Implementing Partners

Capacity Strengthening Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Social and Behavior Change and Gender

Providing technical support to improve programmatic outcomes

A father of twin infants sits holding one of the children in his lap, while the other infant is sitting in a bright green and orange baby stroller. A nutritionist sits to the right of the photo frame, next to the young boy. The boy is looking on as the nutritionist speaks to his father.

Engaging Family Members Improves Maternal and Child Nutrition

Social and Behavior Change and Gender Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Engaging family members supports mothers and improves gender equity in the household.

Community Health Worker weighing child

Strengthening Growth Monitoring and Promotion

Nutrition and Health Systems Social and Behavior Change and Gender

Conducting a two-country case study to understand best practices and approaches to strengthen GMP