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 11 activities from our Focus Area technical teams.

Man has been paid cash for his cows at a market and showing off those earnings

Understanding and Identifying Innovative Mechanisms to Finance Food Systems and Improve Diets

Food Systems Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

Verifying the Nutritious Food Financing Facility presents a viable mechanism for agri-food enterprises in LMICs to increase their access to financing and nutritious foods.

Man processing wheat in Uganda

Harnessing Dietary Data to Strengthen Large-Scale Food Fortification Programming around the World

Food Systems Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Micronutrient Measurement

Clear and practical assessment methods and reliable data for decision-making will inform and guide large-scale food fortification programming, particularly by USAID Missions and partners.

Tohnlo Women’s Association in cassava farming in order to increase the crop’s production and profitability

Engaging Youth in Food Systems to Improve Nutrition Outcomes

Food Systems

USAID Advancing Nutrition will conduct a study to explore how youth are engaged in food systems to guide future opportunities to improve nutrition.

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 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.

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.