Honduras: Nutrition Profile

In Intibucá, Honduras, Fintrac nutrition technicians are teaching mothers of young children how to prepare nutrient-rich fortified tortillas using vegetables from their home gardens.
  • Honduras

    Flag of Honduras

  • Population

    9.113 Million

  • Pop. Under 5

    951,000

  • % Stunting

    23% Of Children Under 5

  • % Underweight

    7% Of Children Under 5

Photo credit: Fintrac Inc.

Malnutrition in childhood and pregnancy has many adverse consequences for child survival and long-term well-being. It also has far-reaching consequences for human capital, economic productivity, and national development overall. The consequences of malnutrition should be a significant concern for policymakers in Honduras, which now carries a double burden of chronic malnutrition (stunting or low height-for-age) among children under 5 years (23 percent) and overweight/obesity among women of reproductive age (51 percent).

USAID Programs: Accelerating Progress in Nutrition

As of January 2018, the following USAID programs with a focus on nutrition were active in Honduras. The U.S. Government selected Honduras as one of 12 Feed the Future target countries for focused investment under the new U.S. Government Global Food Security Strategy.

  • Feed the Future MERCADO Program
  • Alliance for the Dry Corridor
  • Feed the Future Innovation Labs
  • Promoting Food Security and Trade Integration through Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards (SPS) and Other Agriculture-Related Capacity Building
  • Food for Peace

 

For more information, read the Honduras country profile [PDF, 225KB].

Last updated: September 11, 2019

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