The History of Nutrition at USAID: Chapter 7

Optimal nutrition is fundamental to achieving USAID’s broader mission to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance. For over 50 years, USAID has pioneered eforts to combat the devastating efects of malnutrition, continually learning and adapting its response to ever-evolving nutrition needs and understanding.

As USAID prepares for the future, the Agency will apply new evidence to better address malnutrition and adapt to shifing needs and priorities. Scaling up the coverage of evidence-based nutrition interventions is vital to continuing progress and sustaining existing gains. The confluence of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions will remain of fundamental importance as USAID adapts to ever-changing conditions worldwide.

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Last updated: June 25, 2019