USAID Advancing Nutrition began working in Honduras in June 2021. In the departments of Santa Bárbara, Ocotepeque, and Copán, USAID Advancing Nutrition will establish foundational activities to increase consumption of a minimum acceptable diet, minimum dietary diversity, and animal source foods among children under 5 years of age. We will measure these indicators among a select number of children under 2 who receive services directly from decentralized health providers. These activities support the overarching goal of USAID/Honduras to create a more prosperous, democratic, and secure Honduras where citizens, especially youth, are inspired to stay and invest in their future. We aim to—

  • increase consumption of nutritious and safe diets
  • increase use of direct nutrition interventions and services
  • generate more hygienic household and community environments.

Activities

Ann Mueni, 20 with her daughter receiving the nutrition supplements from Nutritionist Alice Wanjiru during a clinic visit at Reuben Health Center

Documenting COVID-19 Adaptations in USAID Nutrition Programs

Tracking adaptations of USAID-funded nutrition activities in response to COVID-19.

Three mothers holding their small children, while they are smiling outside

Establishing a Women’s Diets Learning Agenda

The project aims to generate global learning, evidence, and innovative practices on how to improve women’s diets.

2021 was a “Year of Action” for nutrition. For USAID Advancing Nutrition, that meant expanding our work to support local ownership of multi-sectoral nutrition programs in 11 countries.