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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 92 activities from our Focus Area technical teams.

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Understanding Counter-Referral and Support Systems to Prevent Acute Malnutrition Relapse in Nigeria

Evidence Generation Nutrition and Health Systems

USAID Advancing conducts a mapping exercise to understand the status of counter-referral provision and the availability of supportive systems to prevent acute malnutrition relapse.

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Understanding Local Alternatives to Treat Moderate Acute Malnutrition in Children Under Five

Nutrition and Health Systems Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts

USAID Advancing Nutrition seeks to understand the comparability and cost of locally produced alternatives to ready-to-use supplemental food to inform potential scale-up.

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Internships for University Students Advance Multi-sectoral Collaboration for Improving Nutrition in Honduras

Capacity Strengthening Food Systems Nutrition and Health Systems

The internship program allows young professionals to gain experience which strengthens sustainability and creates local connections, while also extending the project’s reach.

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Strengthening Intersectoral Councils to Promote Nutrition and Well-being in Honduras

Capacity Strengthening Nutrition and Health Systems

USAID Advancing Nutrition is supporting the organizational capacities of intersectoral councils in the western municipalities of Honduras to strengthen the multi-sectoral approach to improving well-being and nutrition.

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Promoting Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture to Improve Nutrition in India

Food Systems Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

USAID Advancing Nutrition is supporting the scale-up of gender transformative activities in nutrition-sensitive agriculture to empower women, increase incomes, and improve nutrition.

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Driving Consumer Demand for Nutritious Foods in Nigeria

Food Systems Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Social and Behavior Change and Gender

Assessing consumers’ preferences, barriers, and motivators for consuming safe, nutritious foods to design social and behavior change activities in Nigeria.