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 69 activities from our Focus Area technical teams.

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.

Man has been paid cash for his cows at a market and showing off those earnings

Understanding and Identifying Innovative Mechanisms to Finance Food Systems and Improve Diets

Food Systems Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

Verifying the Nutritious Food Financing Facility presents a viable mechanism for agri-food enterprises in LMICs to increase their access to financing and nutritious foods.

Women checking food at the market

Using Household Consumption and Expenditure Survey Data to Better Understand Food Consumption and Micronutrient Intake

Diet Quality Measurement Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Micronutrient Measurement

Eating a healthy diet helps to protect health and prevent noncommunicable diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

Man processing wheat in Uganda

Harnessing Dietary Data to Strengthen Large-Scale Food Fortification Programming around the World

Food Systems Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Micronutrient Measurement

Clear and practical assessment methods and reliable data for decision-making will inform and guide large-scale food fortification programming, particularly by USAID Missions and partners.

Tohnlo Women’s Association in cassava farming in order to increase the crop’s production and profitability

Engaging Youth in Food Systems to Improve Nutrition Outcomes

Food Systems

USAID Advancing Nutrition will conduct a study to explore how youth are engaged in food systems to guide future opportunities to improve 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.