Resource Library

            

General Nutrition

FAO food composition tables. English, French, Spanish.

International Involvement with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

International Lecture Presentations

Nutrition Reference Guide: CORE Group's Nutrition Working Group

This reference guide includes nutrition-specific tools and approaches, information on how and when to use them, and special considerations for their use. Topics include: Breastfeeding counselling; acute malnutrition; maternal,infant and child feeding; pregnancy and lactation; engaging family and group mentors as support groups; essential nutrition; guide to anthropometry; mobilizing communities; anemia; nutrition assessment, counseling, and support; rehabilitating malnourished children; school gardens.

Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Nutrition Security in Developing Nations: Sustainable Food, Water, and Health


Global Health and Nutrition Literature

2020 Global Nutrition Report

Building Global Nutrition Policies in Health Care: Insights for Tackling Malnutrition from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2019 Global Nutrition Research and Policy Forum: A report on a global nutrition meeting attending by Academy representatives.

Building Global Nutrition Policies PDF

Global Health: Diseases, Programs, Systems and Policies by Michael H. Person, Robert E. Black, Anne J. Mills; 4th ed.

Global Health Partnerships: Check Your Privilege at the Border | Lisa V. Adams | TEDxDartmouth

After 10 years of working in global health, Adams learned firsthand how easy it is for the US partner to inadvertently steamroll a global partnership and jeopardize an entire project. Adams explains what’s at risk when partners from wealthy countries collaborate with low-income partners and ignore the inherent power imbalance and complex historical legacies of the places where they work.

Hinari Programme

Hinari Programme set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables low- and middle- income countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Up to 20,000 journals, up to 64,000 e-books, up to 110 other information resources are now available to health institutions in more than 125 countries, areas and territories. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish

How NOT to save the world: Why U.S. students who go to poor countries to ‘do good’ often do the opposite by Lisa Adams

New Where There is No Doctor, Hesperian Foudation

Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries by Richard Semba and Martin W. Bloem; 2nd edition from 2008. 

Repositioning Nutrition as Central to Development: A Strategy for Large Scale Action from the World Bank

Public Health Guide in Emergencies from Johns Hopkins and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent 2008. (Chapter 9 is especially relevant for RDNs)

The future of global health education: training for equity in global health by Lisa Adams

The Lancet: Breastfeeding

The Lancet: Child & Maternal Nutrition

The Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition (SISN) Knowledge Hub

The Knowledge Hub is a search facility designed to help you find key resources on implementation science in nutrition. This includes a wide range of materials from journal articles, papers, case studies, reports and presentations.

UNICEF/WHO/The World Bank Group joint child malnutrition estimates: levels and trends in child malnutrition: key findings of the 2020 edition

WHO e- Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions(eLENA). Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish


Regional Nutrition: Africa

Affordability of nutritious complementary foods in Eastern and Southern Africa

Comprehensive Nutrient Gap Assessment (CONGA) in Eastern and Southern Africa

Father Engagement in Nutrition (Africa)

Growing Tanzania's Nutrition Knowledge: This provides fabulous insights into teaching about and promoting the use of fruits and vegetables anywhere, not just Tanzania.

Nutrition Guideline for Home Grown School Feeding Programs in South Ethiopia

Stunting Reduction Toolkit: The Mtoto Mwerevu Stunting Reduction Toolkit is a resource for government and organisations involved in addressing stunting and broader nutrition issues in Tanzania. Its goal is to provide government, donors, non-governmental organisations, and civil society organisations (CSOs) with programming recommendations and tools to help implement successful multi-sectoral social and behaviour change (SBC) interventions aimed at preventing and reducing stunting.


Regional Nutrition: Caribbean

Developing Food-based Dietary Guidelines: a manual from the English-speaking Caribbean.


Regional Nutrition: Central & South America

See Spanish Resource Library for all Spanish language materials.


Agriculture: Gardens

Addressing Hunger in Lao PDR: Gardens for Growth by Joanna Cummings, MS, RD, CNSC

Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization: NGO dedicated to supporting agriculture in tropical and other environments around the world.

Growing Tanzania's Nutrition Knowledge: This provides fabulous insights into teaching about and promoting the use of fruits and vegetables anywhere, not just Tanzania.

Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia: Multiple resources and links to resources on agriculture and combating malnutrition in south Asia.


Clinical Care: Hospitals, Clinics

     


Communicable Diseases: General

     


Communicable Diseases: COVID-19

Academy Social Media Toolkit

Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19): How to Protect yourself and Others. English, Chinese, Korean,Spanish, Vietnamese

Disinfect Produce - Advice from Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

The Global Nutrition Cluster

Infant and Young Child Feeding Recommendations When COVID-19 is Suspected or Confirmed

Maya Health Alliance. Summary of COVID-19 topics, emphasis on Guatemala, but valuable information for many cultures. English, Spanish

WAsh'Em: Improving handwashing behaviour change programs in humanitarian crises Wash'Em COVID-19 Resources The Wash'Em team has developed resources to help local actors respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Here you will find coronavirus guides, webinars, questions & answers, and activity videos in various languages. Additional translations are in process.


Communicable Diseases: Respiratory Illnesses and Pneumonia

Respiration and Nutrition: This simple black and white guide was designed to teach about how nutrition impacts the respiratory problems common in low resource communities of Central America.


Cultural Awareness

Global Health Partnerships: Check Your Privilege at the Border | Lisa V. Adams | TEDxDartmouth

After 10 years of working in global health, Adams learned firsthand how easy it is for the US partner to inadvertently steamroll a global partnership and jeopardize an entire project. Adams explains what’s at risk when partners from wealthy countries collaborate with low-income partners and ignore the inherent power imbalance and complex historical legacies of the places where they work.

How NOT to save the world: Why U.S. students who go to poor countries to ‘do good’ often do the opposite by Lisa Adams

The Spirit Falls Down and Catches You by Anne Fadiman: An excellent view into cultural conflicts that immigrants and refugees can experience, complicating their communication, relationships, and health care (among other dimensions of American life).

Guiding Questions


Dental Care

Dental Education Tools  

These are dental education tools used in conjunction with nutrition trainings and activities in communities

Guideline: Sugars Intake for Adults and Children. English, Farsi
Excecutive Summary in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian

Sugars Checklist (infographic)


Education Methods and Ideas: General

Pocket Guide for a Healthy Diet (Infographic)

Growing Tanzania's Nutrition Knowledge: This provides fabulous insights into teaching about and promoting the use of fruits and vegetables anywhere, not just Tanzania.

The future of global health education: training for equity in global health by Lisa Adams


Education Methods and Ideas: Adult

Active Learning Workshop - English


Education Methods and Ideas: Children and Youth

Active Learning Workshop - English


Food Preparation: Food Safety

Five Keys to Food Safety by the World Health Organization

Food Safety Fact Sheet, with links to other information. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish

Mycotoxins Fact Sheet. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish


Food Preparation: Recipes

       


Food Preparation: Stoves

       


Gastrointestinal Diseases: Diarrhea

Diarrhoeal disease Fact Sheet. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian

Rehydration Project

Clear, practical advice on preventing, controlling, managing and treating diarrhoeal diseases. Guidelines from medical authorities on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, causes and risk factors, tests, training tips, feedback from the field, alternative medicine and much more for patients and health professionals. News on developments in the control, management, treatment and prevention of diarrhoeal diseases.


Gastrointestinal Diseases: Parasites, Amoebas

       


Humanitarian Efforts

Humanitarian Response Plans for Countries in Emergency. English, French, Russian, Spanish


International Travel

Health Volunteers Overseas - Travel Resources: This webpage has a number of important links for international travel, from WHO guidelines to State Department to travel insurance.


Macronutrients: Protein, Fats, Carbohydrates

       


Maternal, Infant, & Child Care: Pregnancy

       


Maternal, Infant, & Child Care: Lactation, Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Training Course. English, French, Russian, Spanish

Infant and Young Child Feeding Recommendations When COVID-19 is Suspected or Confirmed

International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. English, French, Russian, Spanish

The Lancet: Breastfeeding

Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review: In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, USAID Advancing Nutrition has compiled this set of resources that focuses on the importance of breastfeeding to improve the health of infants, children, their mothers, and the environment. This collection demonstrates the critical role breastfeeding plays in early childhood development, health and food systems, and nutrition in humanitarian contexts.

Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services: Guideline


Maternal, Infant, & Child Care: Infant Feeding

       


Maternal, Infant, & Child Care: Children

FAO School Food and Nutrition Framework. English, French, Spanish


Maternal, Infant, & Child Care: Adolescents


Non-Communicable Disease: Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular Disease Fact Sheet (Overview). Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian

Hypertension Fact Sheet (Overview). Arabic, Chinese, English, Spanish, Russian

Salt Reduction Fact Sheet. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian


Non-Communicable Disease: Cancer

Cancer Fact Sheet (Overview)


Non-Communicable Disease: Diabetes

Diabetes Fact Sheet (Overview). Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian

"Diabetes Messages" Program:

Diabetes Messages, available in English and Spanish, consists of three, 30 minutes lessons for the prevention and control of Diabetes. The lessons come in two versions, to better fit the learning styles of clientale: Interactive and Drama Lessons. Both versions include with low literacy visuals and posters. The Active Learning Workshop is included, also in English and Spanish.

Though developed with Central American countries in mind, Diabetes Messages can be culturally adapted to other cultures and languages.


Obesity and Overweight

Obesity and Overweight Fact Sheet (Overview). Arabic, Chinese, English, Spanish, Russian

Guideline: Sugars Intake for Adults and Children. English, Farsi
Executive Summary in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian 

Sugars Checklist (infographic)


Program Development and Assessment

Care Groups: A "how to" guide and support network for community-based health volunteers

Community Nutrition Survey: This is a guide to use when starting nutrition work in a new community. It is a brainstorm of information that will be helpful in developing education or intervention tools for a low resource village or region.

The Partnering Toolbook

Tools for implementing WHO PEN (Package of essential noncommunicable disease interventions in Low Resource Settings.


Senior Nutrition

       


Vitamins and Minerals

Calcium in Tortillas
This bar graph shows the impact that soaking in calcium salts can have on the calcium content of tortillas.

IRON: WHO Iron summary and Infographics series on iron. Low literacy posters.

Preventing Anemia  

Designed for Central American countries: fact sheets in Spanish and English, chart in Spanish. Adaptable to other Spanish-speaking populations

WHO guideline on use of ferritin concentrations to assess iron status in individuals and populations

WHO Nutrient Requirements


Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH)

A Guide for Developing an Integrated, Evidence and Theory Based Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Trachoma F and E Programme: Provides an general overview of WASH program guidelines

Build a tippy tap Manual: This graphic demonstrates how to build a hand washing station out of a plastic bottle and has information in multiple languages. A must for facilitating sanitation in difficult areas.

Integrating WASH into Nutrition Programming

Rehydration Project. Multiple languages.

Clear, practical advice on preventing, controlling, managing and treating diarrhoeal diseases. Guidelines from medical authorities on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, causes and risk factors, tests, training tips, feedback from the field, alternative medicine and much more for patients and health professionals. News on developments in the control, management, treatment and prevention of diarrhoeal diseases.

Sanitation Game Videos. English, French, Spanish.  

WASH and health working together: A ‘how-to’ guide for Neglected Tropical Disease programmes. English, French

WAsh'Em: Improving handwashing behaviour change programs in humanitarian crises Wash'Em COVID-19 Resources The Wash'Em team has developed resources to help local actors respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Here you will find coronavirus guides, webinars, questions & answers, and activity videos in various languages. Additional translations are in process.


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