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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.

Explore our Technical Area Spotlights featuring research and tools from USAID and USAID Advancing Nutrition that can help you adopt proven approaches to reduce malnutrition.

Our Focus Areas


Browse a selection of 94 activities from our Focus Area technical teams.

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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.

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Project Year 3 Summary: Priorities and Key Accomplishments

Knowledge Management

Over the past three years, USAID Advancing Nutrition has supported nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive policies, programs, interventions, and systems to realize our vision of a world where countries, communities, and families are well…

A mother is feeding milk to her son, which she is holding in her arms.

Enabling Whole of Government Effort to Meet Global Nutrition Targets

Knowledge Management Building Global Consensus

USAID Advancing Nutrition serves as the secretariat manager for the U.S. Government Global Nutrition Coordination Plan (GNCP), an interagency effort to strengthen the impact of the many diverse nutrition investments across the U.S. Government…

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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.

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Animated Videos Highlight USAID Nutrition Priorities

Knowledge Management

USAID’s animated video series illustrates how the Agency is addressing various causes of inadequate nutrition.

A Community Health Volunteer in Marsabit County in Northern Kenya holds her seven month old baby.

Supporting Community-Level Counseling on Common Childhood Illnesses and Nutrition-Related Behaviors in Kenya

Nutrition and Health Systems

USAID Advancing Nutrition is supporting efforts to strengthen counseling related to prevention of common childhood illnesses and malnutrition within the integrated community case management program.