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General Nutrition

FAO food composition tables. English, French, Spanish.

FAO's Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women tool

Global Burden of Disease (GBD): Database to examine prevalence of diseases, causes of death, and risk factors for disease globally and by country.

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 Burden of Disease (GBD): Database to examine prevalence of diseases, causes of death, and risk factors for disease globally and by country.

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

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and… Supremacy, Neo-Colonialism, and International Development: In this blog, Ann Hendrix-Jenkins reflects on how the narrative surrounding Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs can help explain international development's power imbalances and offers suggestions on how to upend the pyramid by authentically partnering with people and communities in the spirit of global solidarity.

Maternal and Child Undernutrition Progress: The latest Series on Maternal and Child Undernutrition Progress, includes three new papers that build upon findings from the previous 2008 and 2013 Series, which established an evidence-based global agenda for tackling undernutrition over the past decade.

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 Lancet: Maternal and child undernutrition progress

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.

UN Report: Pandemic year marked by spike in world hunger: While the pandemic's impact has yet to be fully mapped, a multi-agency report estimates that around a tenth of the global population – up to 811 million people – were undernourished last year.

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

UNSCN Nutrition: UNSCN Nutrition is a periodic review of developments in international nutrition compiled by UNSCN from a variety of sources of information. It aims to serve as a communication channel for the international nutrition community of practice, highlighting recent developments in policy and programme. The UNSCN Nutrition has published peer reviewed papers on relevant nutritional issues including updates on UNSCN members’ activities twice a year since 1988. Recent topics include: Nutrition in a Digital World; Food environments: Where people meet the food system; Changing Food Systems for Better Nutrition

UNSCN Publications: UNSCN publications are designed for nutrition practitioners, programme managers and development workers around the world to provide them with cutting edge information on the latest news on food and nutrition policy and programming. Topics include "Discussion Papers" on urban-rural linkages for nutrition; non-communicable diseases; water and nutrition; schools as systems to improve nutrition; sustainable diets; and malnutrition.

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


Regional Nutrition: Africa

All Africa

Children for Health Organization: Children for Health is dedicated to the promotion of health education in developing countries, focused on developing children as agents of change and communicators of essential health messages in their families and communities. Materials are intercultural, with an emphasis on African countries. Topics include: nutrition and gardens; oral health; sanitation; diarrhea; gastrointestinal health; and sharing food resources.

Direct link to free posters, storybooks, and mobile tablets in English, French, and Portugese: https://www.childrenforhealth.org/resources

Link to request for feedback: https://www.childrenforhealth.org/free-resources-request

Taking Care of a Baby at Home After Birth: What Families Need to Do. English, Kiswahili, Kalenjin, French

The Integration of Vitamin A Supplementation into Community-Directed Treatment with Ivermectin: A Practical Guide for Africa. English, French

East 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.

Humanitarian-Development Nexus: Nutrition Policy and Programming in Kenya

Nutrition Guideline for Home Grown School Feeding Programs in South Ethiopia

Recommended Maternal Nutrition Priorities for Uganda: Findings from the Maternal Nutrition Operational Guidance Field Test

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.

Central Africa

North Africa

     

South Africa

West Africa

     


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.


Regional Nutrition: SE Asia

General

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

Bangladesh

Cambodia

India

Lao

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

Thailand

Viet Nam

10 tips for healthy nutrition. Vietnamese.

Food-based dietary guidelines - Viet Nam English

Pots and Plans: Handouts on Weight Management, Fats, Fiber, Sugar, Hypertension and Bone Health developed by the Chicken Soup Brigade in Seattle, WA with a grant from the AARP Foundation.

The Vietnamese food pyramid. Vietnamese.


Agriculture: Gardens

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

Echo Community Garden Toolkit

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

Food Plants International

Growing and using Chaya

Five keys to growing safer fruits and vegetables: Promoting health by decreasing microbial contamination. Arabic, Croatian, English, French, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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.


Bone Health

Pots and Plans: Handouts on Weight Management, Fats, Fiber, Sugar, Hypertension and Bone Health developed by the Chicken Soup Brigade in Seattle, WA with a grant from the AARP Foundation.


Communicable Diseases: General

     


Communicable Diseases: COVID-19

Academy Social Media Toolkit

Adaptations to community based acute malnutrition treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic by Maria Wrabel, Sarah King, and Heather Stobaugh. Field Exchange Issue 64, January 2021, www.ennonline.net/fex

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Innovating to Improve Nutrition Within the COVID-19 Crisis by Katherine E. Bliss

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

Disinfect Produce - Advice from Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

COVID-19, Breastfeeding, Infant Feeding, and Breast Milk: This repository is compiled by the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health and provides an overview of peer-reviewed journal articles on COVID-19, breastfeeding, infant feeding, and breast milk. This update includes emerging evidence from France, China, Italy, Germany, Pakistan, and the United States.

COVID-19, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition – what does the science tell us?: A Repository of COVID-19, Maternal, and Child Health, Nutrition, compiled by the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health that provides an overview of peer-reviewed journal articles currently state on COVID-19, maternal and child health (including infants), lactation, and nutrition.

The Global Nutrition Cluster

Guidance on the Use of Non-Medical Disposable Masks and/or Cloth Face Coverings: ”How-to” instructions on making homemade face masks

Handout in English

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

USAID-Action Against Hunger: Adaptations in the Management of Child Wasting in the Context of COVID-19: A Case Study in Somalia

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

Ethno Med

Providing information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other topics related to the health care of immigrants to the US, many of whom are refugees.

EthnoMed aims to be a convenient source for social and cultural details relevant to clinical care. EthnoMed was developed through relationships between programs at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and several of the larger ethnic communities we serve. The website intends to provide cultural context when working with immigrants and refugees in our area. It is also an entree to “cross-cultural” practice.

EthnoMed was developed for clinicians and health care providers working with immigrant and refugee populations in the greater Seattle area. Our website provides information about immigration, cultural norms and values, experience with Western medicine, culture specific information and tools pertinent to the clinical encounter, and translated/culturally tailored information for patients.

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

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and… Supremacy, Neo-Colonialism, and International Development: In this blog, Ann Hendrix-Jenkins reflects on how the narrative surrounding Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs can help explain international development's power imbalances and offers suggestions on how to upend the pyramid by authentically partnering with people and communities in the spirit of global solidarity.

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

Children for Health Organization: Oral Health Poster

Direct link to free posters, storybooks, and mobile tablets in English, French, and Portugese: https://www.childrenforhealth.org/resources

Link to request for feedback: https://www.childrenforhealth.org/free-resources-request

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

Pots and Plans: Handouts on Weight Management, Fats, Fiber, Sugar, Hypertension and Bone Health developed by the Chicken Soup Brigade in Seattle, WA with a grant from the AARP Foundation.

Sugars Checklist (infographic)


Disabilities and Nutrition: General

Cleft Nutrition Program

Count Me In Digital App: Count Me In is a digital tool that supports caregivers to identify and treat nutrition and feeding problems. Count Me In brings together nutrition, growth, and feeding techniques to improve the quality of life for children

Spoon’s Feeding and Nutrition Training Package

SPOON offers a training package on nutrition and feeding designed to meet the specific needs of your organization and complement your existing interventions. It will:

  • increase the capacity of caregivers, parents, and professionals;
  • improve the health of the children in your care;
  • continually monitor their progress; and
  • generate data you can share with your partners, funders, and other decision-makers.

Disabilities and Nutrition: Cleft Lip Care

Nutrition and feeding trainer manual handouts

Smile Train Cleft Lip and Palate Feeding Recommendations

Smile Train: Feeding Videos

Supporting Comprehensive Cleft Care Through Nutrition and Feeding: Smile Train nutrition and feeding trainer manual for health care providers.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Academy's Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Engaging family members in maternal, infant and young child nutrition activities in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic scoping review

Recent guidelines recommend involving fathers, grandmothers, and other family members in maternal and child nutrition programs, but there is a gap in understanding on how to implement such interventions. This systematic review—conducted in collaboration by Cornell University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and USAID Advancing Nutrition—describes how program approaches aimed to achieve nutrition social and behavior change by increasing family support.

Gender Training for Nutrition Programs Package: This gender training for nutrition programs is intended to be adapted to the needs of programs across a wide range of contexts. Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to 1) identify key gender concepts, including the gender integration continuum; 2) describe why gender analysis is important; 3) explain how to conduct a gender analysis, and 4) complete a gender integration action plan. Users should review the guide and accompanying presentation slide deck prior to conducting the training to ensure the examples and content are relevant to participants.

Program on Engaging Family Members: This guidance translates research findings into practical recommendations for interventions that effectively engage family members in the care and feeding of children. You will find recommendations for engaging family members at key points in the program cycle in ways that support mothers and other primary caregivers and avoid negative consequences.

REALIZE: Social and Behavioral Change for Gender Equity and Diversity (Training Manual): The aim of these lessons is to build awareness, facilitate critical reflective dialogue, and explore potential action to improve gender equity and diversity among development staff and community members, and to identify gender equity and diversity linkages within social and behavior change interventions to increase their effectiveness.

USAID Advancing Nutrition Progress Toward Gender Integration: Gender equality and women’s empowerment are fundamental rights that are key to achieving sustained nutrition outcomes. Recognizing these facts, USAID Advancing Nutrition developed a project-wide strategy to help integrate gender into the project's work. This infographic highlights changes to project processes, activities and structures in the project's second year as a result of gender integration and the implementation of the project's gender equality strategy.


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 growing safer fruits and vegetables: Promoting health by decreasing microbial contamination. Arabic, Croatian, English, French, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Five keys to safer food manual. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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: Stoves

       


Gastrointestinal Diseases: Diarrhea

Children for Health Organization: Children’s Participation Diarrhoea Prevention & Control

Direct link to free posters, storybooks, and mobile tablets in English, French, and Portugese: https://www.childrenforhealth.org/resources

Link to request for feedback: https://www.childrenforhealth.org/free-resources-request

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

Children for Health Organization: The Special Glasses: A Story About Stomach Pain and How to Avoid It

Direct link to free posters, storybooks, and mobile tablets in English, French, and Portugese: https://www.childrenforhealth.org/resources

Link to request for feedback: https://www.childrenforhealth.org/free-resources-request


HIV/AIDS Nutrition

Infant feeding & HIV

Nutrition and Food Security for People Living with Aids and HIV, Catholic Relief Society: Applies the Integral Human Development (IHD) framework to nutrition and food security for people living with HIV and AIDS. Highlights include: programming options and best practices for nutrition and food security, best practices and recommendations sections through a multi­disciplinary approach.


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.


Malnutrition, Stunting, & Wasting

Food Security and Nutrition in the World the State of Safeguarding Against Economic Slowdowns and Downturns

Guidelines for the Inpatient Treatment of Severely Malnourished Children - WHO 2003

The HEARTH Model for Community-based Nutritional Rehabilitation: What it is and What it’s Not.

The HEARTH program arranges for volunteer community women who have received brief training in nutrition to feed malnourished children one nutritious meal and snack each day for two weeks, in addition to the children’s normal diet. Within two weeks of receiving about 500 extra calories a day, children start to “brighten” and mothers realize the change is from additional food. The mothers or caretakers then continue on their own, with the next two weeks being under the watchful eye of the volunteer mothers.

Joint Malnutrition Estimates 2020 edition

Malnutrition Fact Sheet (overview). Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian

MAMI Care Pathway Package, MAMI Global Network: The MAMI tool is a programming aid whose contents are based on and are intended to help operationalize World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines for the management of infants u6m with severe acute malnutrition. Available in multiple languages.

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

WHO child growth standards and the identification of severe acute malnutrition in infants and children. English, French

WHO Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition


Macronutrients: Protein, Fats, Carbohydrates

Pots and Plans: Handouts on Weight Management, Fats, Fiber, Sugar, Hypertension and Bone Health developed by the Chicken Soup Brigade in Seattle, WA with a grant from the AARP Foundation.


Maternal, Infant, & Child Care: General

Count Me In Digital App: Count Me In is a digital tool that supports caregivers to identify and treat nutrition and feeding problems. Count Me In brings together nutrition, growth, and feeding techniques to improve the quality of life for children

COVID-19, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition – what does the science tell us?: A Repository of COVID-19, Maternal, and Child Health, Nutrition, compiled by the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health that provides an overview of peer-reviewed journal articles currently state on COVID-19, maternal and child health (including infants), lactation, and nutrition.

Eggs for All

Engaging family members in maternal, infant and young child nutrition activities in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic scoping review

Recent guidelines recommend involving fathers, grandmothers, and other family members in maternal and child nutrition programs, but there is a gap in understanding on how to implement such interventions. This systematic review—conducted in collaboration by Cornell University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and USAID Advancing Nutrition—describes how program approaches aimed to achieve nutrition social and behavior change by increasing family support.

Fortification assessment coverage toolkit (FACT)

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

Guidelines for the Inpatient Treatment of Severely Malnourished Children - WHO 2003

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

MAMI Care Pathway Package, MAMI Global Network: The MAMI tool is a programming aid whose contents are based on and are intended to help operationalize World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines for the management of infants u6m with severe acute malnutrition. Available in multiple languages.

Maternal Nutrition Operational Guidance Program Considerations for Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Nutrition Guideline for Home Grown School Feeding Programs in South Ethiopia

Nutritional Guidelines for Complementary Foods and Complementary Food Supplements Supported by GAIN

Operational Guidance on Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies. Multiple languages.

Program on Engaging Family Members: This guidance translates research findings into practical recommendations for interventions that effectively engage family members in the care and feeding of children. You will find recommendations for engaging family members at key points in the program cycle in ways that support mothers and other primary caregivers and avoid negative consequences.

Social and Behavior Change Resources for Women's Healthy Diets: 5 Gaps and Recommendations

The Lancet: Child & Maternal Nutrition

WHO child growth standards and the identification of severe acute malnutrition in infants and children. English, French

WHO Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition


Maternal, Infant, & Child Care: Pregnancy, Lactation, & Infant Feeding

Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative training course for maternity staff

Breastfeeding Training Course. English, French, Russian, Spanish

Competency verification toolkit: Ensuring competency of direct care providers to implement the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

COVID-19, Breastfeeding, Infant Feeding, and Breast Milk: This repository is compiled by the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health and provides an overview of peer-reviewed journal articles on COVID-19, breastfeeding, infant feeding, and breast milk. This update includes emerging evidence from France, China, Italy, Germany, Pakistan, and the United States.

Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security during the First 1,000 Days through Gender-sensitive Social and Behavior Change: Designed to build the capacity of development practitioners working in nutrition and food security to plan, implement, and evaluate gender-sensitive SBC programming in order to improve nutritional outcomes for pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children under two.

Guiding Principles for Complementary Feeding of the Breastfed Child

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

The Lancet: Maternal and child undernutrition progress

MAMI Care Pathway Package, MAMI Global Network: The MAMI tool is a programming aid whose contents are based on and are intended to help operationalize World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines for the management of infants u6m with severe acute malnutrition. Available in multiple languages.

Maternal Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation: Dietary Guide

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.

Nutritional interventions update: multiple micronutrient supplements during pregnancy

Nutritional interventions update: vitamin D supplements during pregnancy

Promoting baby-friendly hospitals/Ten steps to successful breastfeeding

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

Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding: the baby-friendly hospital initiative for small, sick and preterm newborns

Taking Care of a Baby at Home After Birth: What Families Need to Do. English, Kiswahili, Kalenjin, French

Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding (poster)

USAID Advancing Nutrition: Early Childhood Development Report

WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience. English, French, Russian. Executive Summary: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portugese, Russain, Spanish


Maternal, Infant, & Child Care: Children

Children for Health Organization: Children for Health is dedicated to the promotion of health education in developing countries, focused on developing children as agents of change and communicators of essential health messages in their families and communities. Materials are intercultural, with an emphasis on African countries. Topics include: nutrition and gardens; oral health; sanitation; diarrhea; gastrointestinal health; and sharing food resources.

Direct link to free posters, storybooks, and mobile tablets in English, French, and Portugese: https://www.childrenforhealth.org/resources

Link to request for feedback: https://www.childrenforhealth.org/free-resources-request

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

The Lancet: Maternal and child undernutrition progress

Nutrition Action in Schools: A Review of Evidence Related to the Nutrition Friendly Schools Initiative: This review summarizes the synthesized evidence from 117 reviews identified as relating to the five components and the 26 essential criteria of the NFSI. The findings may be used ‒ in conjunction with existing UN and WHO guidance and tools ‒ to inform the work of governments, policy-makers and researchers concerned with school-based health and nutrition promotion programmes and initiatives.

USAID Advancing Nutrition: Early Childhood Development Report


Maternal, Infant, & Child Care: Adolescents

Adolescent Nutrition Resource Bank

Children for Health Organization: Children for Health is dedicated to the promotion of health education in developing countries, focused on developing children as agents of change and communicators of essential health messages in their families and communities. Materials are intercultural, with an emphasis on African countries. Topics include: nutrition and gardens; oral health; sanitation; diarrhea; gastrointestinal health; and sharing food resources.

Direct link to free posters, storybooks, and mobile tablets in English, French, and Portugese: https://www.childrenforhealth.org/resources

Link to request for feedback: https://www.childrenforhealth.org/free-resources-request

Nutrition Action in Schools: A Review of Evidence Related to the Nutrition Friendly Schools Initiative: This review summarizes the synthesized evidence from 117 reviews identified as relating to the five components and the 26 essential criteria of the NFSI. The findings may be used ‒ in conjunction with existing UN and WHO guidance and tools ‒ to inform the work of governments, policy-makers and researchers concerned with school-based health and nutrition promotion programmes and initiatives.


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

Pots and Plans: Handouts on Weight Management, Fats, Fiber, Sugar, Hypertension and Bone Health developed by the Chicken Soup Brigade in Seattle, WA with a grant from the AARP Foundation.

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.

Pots and Plans: Handouts on Weight Management, Fats, Fiber, Sugar, Hypertension and Bone Health developed by the Chicken Soup Brigade in Seattle, WA with a grant from the AARP Foundation.

Recommendations for Management of Diabetes During Ramadan


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 

Pots and Plans: Handouts on Weight Management, Fats, Fiber, Sugar, Hypertension and Bone Health developed by the Chicken Soup Brigade in Seattle, WA with a grant from the AARP Foundation.

Sugars Checklist (infographic)


Program Development and Assessment

Applying the BEHAVE Framework: This workshop responds to community health managers’ and planners’ need for a practical behavioral framework that aids them in planning their projects strategically for maximum effectiveness.

Assessing Community Health Programs: A guide for managers, field supervisors, and others who plan, monitor and evaluate community health programs. Bases on the Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) method.

Barrier Analysis Facilitator’s Guide, Food for the Hungry: The Barrier Analysis tool is a rapid assessment tool used in community health and other community development project to better identify barriers to behavior change that (if adopted) would have a significant positive impact on the health, nutrition, or well-being of targeted groups (e.g., preschool children) in a project area.

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

Care Groups: A Training Manual for Program Design and Implementation: This manual was developed as a training resource for designing, training, implementing and monitoring Care Group (community-based health education volunteers) programs. English, French, Spanish.

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.

Community Tool Box: The Community Tool Box provides guidelines for organizing, teaching, training, and evaluating community development. Find help in assessing community needs and resources, addressing social determinants of health, engaging stakeholders, action planning, building leadership, improving cultural competency, planning an evaluation, and sustaining efforts over time.

Designing for Behavior Change: For Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Health and Nutrition

Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security during the First 1,000 Days through Gender-sensitive Social and Behavior Change: Designed to build the capacity of development practitioners working in nutrition and food security to plan, implement, and evaluate gender-sensitive SBC programming in order to improve nutritional outcomes for pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children under two.

Essential Nutrition Actions and Essential Hygiene Actions Framework. English, French: The Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA) framework has been implemented in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It is a tool for advocacy, planning, training and delivery of an integrated package of interventions to reach the high coverage (>90%) needed to achieve public health impact.

The HEARTH Model for Community-based Nutritional Rehabilitation: What it is and What it’s Not.

The HEARTH program arranges for volunteer community women who have received brief training in nutrition to feed malnourished children one nutritious meal and snack each day for two weeks, in addition to the children’s normal diet. Within two weeks of receiving about 500 extra calories a day, children start to “brighten” and mothers realize the change is from additional food. The mothers or caretakers then continue on their own, with the next two weeks being under the watchful eye of the volunteer mothers.

INDDEX24 Dietary Assessment Platform

Developed by the INDDEX Project, the INDDEX24 Dietary Assessment Platform is an integrated dietary research platform that leverages the INDDEX24 Mobile App and the Global Food Matters Database to accelerate food and nutrition research in low- and middle-income countries.

To address the critical need for more accurate and timely food and nutrition assessments, The INDDEX Project has been working to overcome the biggest barriers to success by assembling comprehensive dietary reference data and then linking it to an efficient and accurate 24-hour recall surveys to ensure that the data collected in the field are directly transformed into actionable, policy-relevant information.

  • Global Food Matters Database: This is a unique centralized resource for assembling dietary reference data needed to conduct timely and actionable research on diets and food systems in low- and middle-income countries. This appreciating resource is a home for crowdsourced, detailed datasets that include national and regional food lists, recipes and ingredients, nutrient information, and conversion factors; the dietary reference data are seamlessly integrated with tools such as the INDDEX24 Mobile App that permit streamlined collection and analysis of dietary survey data.

  • INDDEX24 Mobile App: An app that is an efficient, effective, and flexible solution for conducting accurate, quantitative 24-hour dietary recall surveys in low- and middle-income countries that can provide timely, actionable results. This validated tool gives researchers a faster and more streamlined way to conduct individual-level dietary surveys using the multiple-pass 24-hour recall method.

Locally Led Development: Partnering for Improved Nutrition Lessons from Odisha, India

Make Me a Change Agent: A Multisectoral SBC Resource for Community Workers and Field Staff. English, French, Spanish (see Spanish Resource Library)

Modality Decision Tool: Nutrition Addendum: The Modality Decision Tool (MDT) Nutrition Addendum aids implementing partners to apply a nutrition lens to the selection of appropriate food assistance modalities (cash, vouchers, or in-kind) for the nutritionally vulnerable. This addendum is primarily oriented to USAID/BHA's "supplemental nutrition sub-sector" under their emergency activity guidance, but will also be applicable to resilience food security activities that provide a resource transfer to nutritionally vulnerable populations

Nutrition Program Design Assistant: A Tool for Program Planners, Version 2: Designed to help organizations design the nutrition component of their community-based maternal and child health, food security, or other development program. The tool focuses on prevention and also provides guidance on recuperative approaches that are needed when there is a high prevalence of acute malnutrition.

Nutrition Reference Guide: A reference guide of nutrition-specific tools and approaches, information on how and when to use them, and special considerations for their use. Its purpose is to guide nutrition actors in selecting the most appropriate design, research, implementation, and evaluation tools, based on their program objectives, context, and available resource.

The Partnering Toolbook

A Practical Guide to Conducting a Barrier Analysis. Arabic, English, French: The Barrier Analysis tool is a rapid assessment tool used in community health and other community development project to better identify barriers to behavior change that (if adopted) would have a significant positive impact on the health, nutrition, or well-being of targeted groups.

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

WHO guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programs. English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian


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Technology

Count Me In Digital App: Count Me In is a digital tool that supports caregivers to identify and treat nutrition and feeding problems. Count Me In brings together nutrition, growth, and feeding techniques to improve the quality of life for children

Nutrition in a Digital World: United Nations System Standing Committee on 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.

The Integration of Vitamin A Supplementation into Community-Directed Treatment with Ivermectin: A Practical Guide for Africa. English, French

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

Nutritional interventions update: multiple micronutrient supplements during pregnancy

Nutritional interventions update: vitamin D supplements during pregnancy

Pots and Plans: Handouts on Weight Management, Fats, Fiber, Sugar, Hypertension and Bone Health developed by the Chicken Soup Brigade in Seattle, WA with a grant from the AARP Foundation.

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.

ESSENTIAL WASH ACTIONS: A Training and Reference Pack to Supplement Essential Nutrition Actions

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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