Map of Honduras

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

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.