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 13 activities from our Focus Area technical teams.

Grandmother and Grandfather in traditional Kyrgyz clothing with their four grandchildren of various ages, in a group photo.

Integrating Responsive Care and Early Learning Practices into Infant and Young Child Feeding Activities in the Kyrgyz Republic

Early Childhood Development Responsive Care and Early Learning Addendum for IYCF Counseling Social and Behavior Change and Gender Infant and Young Child Feeding Recommendations

USAID Advancing Nutrition in the Kyrgyz Republic is piloting its Responsive Care and Early Learning Addendum through facility and community platforms to better understand its feasibility.

Woman working in a community vegetable garden with her toddler on her back.

Partnering with Nutrition Actors in Niger to Refine SBC Quality Tools and Increase Micronutrient Intake

Social and Behavior Change and Gender

Young children, adolescent girls, and pregnant and lactating women in rural Niger are at high risk for inadequate intake of multiple micronutrients, especially vitamin A and iron.

A group Kyrgyz women in folk-outfits on stage and singing at the event.

Promoting Good Nutrition with National Influencers and Public Events in the Kyrgyz Republic

Early Childhood Development Social and Behavior Change and Gender Infant and Young Child Feeding Recommendations

USAID Advancing Nutrition in the Kyrgyz Republic works with national influencers and hosts public events to raise awareness on nutrition topics.

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 Consumer Demand for Healthy Diets Social and Behavior Change and Gender

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