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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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What Tools do Community Health Workers Want to Help Them Practice Compassionate Counseling on Nutrition?

Nutrition and Health Systems Social and Behavior Change and Gender

As integral members of health systems, community health workers (CHWs) are often expected to perform one of the hardest tasks: provide timely and tailored counseling to families in the critical first 1,000 days.

Two scientists in a wheat field taking measurements with handheld equipment

Using An Illustrative List of Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Behaviors to Engage the Food System For Improved Nutrition

Food Systems Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Design Guide Community of Practice Social and Behavior Change and Gender

An illustrative list of nutrition-sensitive agriculture behaviors helps program planners and managers take the first step toward nutrition social and behavior change. Defining actions at all levels of the food system can help improve and achieve…

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Increasing Nutrition Literacy Across Sectors at USAID

Capacity Strengthening Curriculum Design and Communities of Practice Knowledge Management

To increase USAID staff’s core knowledge of nutrition concepts, USAID and USAID Advancing Nutrition developed a course that would prepare them to respond to the increasing need to strategically integrate nutrition into programming as part of their…

community health worker provides counseling to a mother and infant

Project Year 4 Summary: Priorities and Key Accomplishments

Capacity Strengthening Early Childhood Development Food Systems Knowledge Management Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Nutrition and Health Systems

Over the past four years, USAID Advancing Nutrition has supported policies, programs, interventions, and systems to realize our vision of a world where countries, communities, and families are well nourished, resilient, and able to thrive.

Village Savings and Loans Group meeting doing accounts outside in a group setting, with a woman smiling in the right foreground

What Makes a Quality Peer Group? Members Respond through Participatory Research in Zimbabwe and Malawi

Social and Behavior Change and Gender

USAID Advancing Nutrition and USAID implementing partners are conducting implementation research to improve the quality of peer groups.

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Working to Prepare Frontline Health Workers to Deliver Quality Nutrition Services

Capacity Strengthening Identification and Use of Nutrition Competencies Pre-Service Training Nutrition and Health Systems

USAID Advancing Nutrition invests in pre-service training curricula, a critical, sustainable, and scalable approach to improving the nutrition-related competencies of health workers.