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 52 activities from our Focus Area technical teams.

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.

Two young women in Malawi are standing outdoors engaged in conversation.

Global Adolescent Nutrition Twitter Chat

Knowledge Management Adolescent Nutrition

USAID Advancing nutrition hosted a Twitter chat to commemorate International Adolescent Health Week 2022 and elevating the importance of adolescent nutrition.

Health practitioner measuring child's foot

Reevaluating Stunting as an Indicator for Nutrition Projects

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

While stunting is a useful indicator for some nutrition programs, oftentimes other measures can more accurately capture program results.

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.

Vaccinator gives a baby, sitting in its caregivers arms, a vaccine at the Nihessiua Health Centre in Nampula, Mozambique.

Strengthening Human Resources Capacity for Improved Nutrition Service Delivery in Mozambique

Capacity Strengthening Nutrition and Health Systems

USAID Advancing Nutrition supported the Ministry of Health in Mozambique to develop a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive supervision tool for nutrition services.

A Tanzanian government official stands and holds up copies of the NMNAP II document, while two other onlookers stand by his right and left side.

Mobilizing Resources for Multi-Sectoral Nutrition in Tanzania

Capacity Strengthening

USAID Advancing Nutrition supported the Prime Minister's Office in Tanzania to develop a resource mobilization strategy for the country’s second National Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan.