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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


Browse a selection of 91 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.

Ward and student nurses give a baby a regular check-up at a maternal and child clinic in Cap-Haitian.

Improving the Quality of Nutrition Services with Digital Tools

Nutrition and Health Systems

USAID Advancing Nutrition is exploring the effective use of digital tools for improving the quality of nutrition services.

A woman in a bright yellow t-shirt is at the front door of a woman in a white button up shirt, holding her infant child swaddled in a white blanket. The women are shaking hands.

Working Collaboratively to Improve Maternal Nutrition around the World

Nutrition and Health Systems

Strengthening maternal nutrition programming to support healthy moms and babies.

mother and baby

Country Profiles Aim to Advance Nurturing Care for Improved Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development

Country profiles visualize country-level data, policies, and programs to three years to help improve both nutrition and ECD outcomes.

woman wearing a child on her back

Integrating Responsive Care and Early Learning in Mozambique

Early Childhood Development Responsive Care and Early Learning Addendum for IYCF Counseling Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

Integrating responsive care and early learning into existing nutrition programming to improve early childhood development 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.