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 48 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.

Woman Breastfeeding infant

Animated Videos Highlight USAID Nutrition Priorities

Knowledge Management

USAID’s animated video series illustrates how the Agency is addressing various causes of inadequate 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.

Woman holding her child outside

Strengthening Coordination and Collaboration Among Nutrition Actors in DRC

Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts

USAID Advancing Nutrition supports coordination and collaboration to strengthen a continuum of care for wasting management that includes both prevention and treatment.

Woman holding baby consults with expert on feeding

USAID Advancing Nutrition Anemia Task Force

Micronutrient Measurement

Anemia is caused by multiple factors⁠—most notably, iron and other nutrient deficiencies, malaria, helminthes infestation, non-specific inflammation, and genetic blood disorders. Preventing and controlling anemia require an…

Illustration of woman with a mask breastfeeding an infant

The COVID-19 Infant Feeding Research Interest Group and Working Group

Building Global Consensus

USAID Advancing Nutrition hosts the web platform for the COVID-19 Infant Feeding Research Interest Group, as an active member and sub-group co-chair.