Group shot of the meeting attendees

Charting the Future of Social and Behavior Change Communication for Improved Nutrition

Working with USAID and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), SPRING is mobilizing global thought leaders to identify and support the scale-up of effective policies and programs enabling families to make better nutrition decisions. On April 15, 2014, SPRING brought together 28 change and communication experts to examine current evidence and promising practices for Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) approaches to improve maternal and child nutrition outcomes. Comprised of researchers and practitioners representing academia, the donor community, international nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector, the experts met to coalesce thinking around current evidence and priority focus areas to inform a larger social and behavior change for nutrition conference planned for the Fall of 2014. Participants fed into small group discussions focused on current practice, innovation, and developing research and implementation agendas to guide the scale up of effective policies and programs. Initial outcomes from the collaboration will be synthesized and shared more broadly with the global nutrition community leading up to the Fall conference. For more information and updates on this activity, sign up to receive SPRING updates.