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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 18 activities from our Focus Area technical teams.

Ghana GMP Health Worker counseling a young mother

Strengthening Growth Monitoring and Promotion: A Core Child Health and Nutrition Service

Early Childhood Development Nutrition and Health Systems Social and Behavior Change and Gender

Learning from country experiences implementing growth monitoring and promotion.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.