Nutrition Global Learning and Evidence Exchange (Nut-GLEE)

Event Dates: 
December 13, 2014
Event Location: 
Happy children eating a meal
Photo by USAID

SPRING led the 2014 USAID Nutrition-GLEE (Global Learning and Evidence Exchange), which was held on December 13, 2014 following the USAID State of the Art (SOTA) Technical Training and Health Managers’ Workshop (HMW) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Nut-GLEE updated health managers from South-East and South Asia, Afghanistan/Pakistan, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Eurasia on USAID’s new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy. It included implications for integrating nutrition within health programs and collaborating to achieve nutrition and health results across sectors. The current state of evidence on nutrition was highlighted with an emphasis on practical implementation strategies and case examples.

The countries represented in the Health SOTA and the Nut-GLEE account for nearly 70 percent of the world’s stunted children. An understanding of the state of evidence, global strategies, and USAID priorities for tackling undernutrition and its consequences is essential to achieving the goals of promoting child growth, ending preventable child and maternal deaths, and alleviating extreme poverty.

The Objectives of the Asia Nut-GLEE were to:

  • Provide technical updates on topics related to nutrition, sharing effective multi-sectoral strategies that support reductions in undernutrition and in maternal, infant, and child mortality.
  • Guide mission staff through USAID’s Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy (2014-2025) and approaches for its implementation, especially through integration of nutrition into health programming.
  • Share case examples from USAID programs on integrating and amplifying results for nutrition.

Participant Guide (PDF, 448 KB)

Conference Materials and Presentations

Introduction to the Nutrition Global Learning & Evidence Exchange
Nutrition Global Learning and Evidence Exchange (PDF, 1.6 MB)


Kathleen Kurz, Facilitator
Carolyn Hart, SPRING
Kelly Stewart, USAID/Washington
Keynote – Evidence for Multi-Sectoral Effects of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition
Keynote – Evidence for Multi-Sectoral Effects of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (PDF, 1.8 MB) Pattanee Winichagoon, Mahidol University
USAID Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy (2014-2025) and Implementation Plans
USAID Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy (2014-2025) and Implementation Plans (PDF, 539 KB) Kellie Stewart, USAID/Washington

Anne Peniston, USAID/Washington
Richard Greene, USAID/Washington
Katherine Taylor, USAID/Washington
Matt Nims, USAID/Washington

Approaches for Achieving Integrated Programming and Nutrition Results
Improving Nutritional Outcomes: Afghanistan/Central Asia Regional Food Fortification Initiative (PDF, 1.4 MB)

How to Combine Interventions to Reduce Micronutrient Deficiencies, Including Anemia (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Maternal, Infant and Child Feeding (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Nemat Hajeebhoy, Alive & Thrive
Omar Dary, USAID/Washington
Khadijat Mojidi, USAID/CAR
Marie-Eve Hammink, USAID/Afghanistan
Approaches for Sustaining the Integrated Nutrition Efforts
Community Based Responses to Nutrition (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Strengthening Sustainable Nutrition Efforts at the Sub-National Level (PDF, 785 KB)

Creating an Enabling Environment for Country Ownership (PDF, 2.6 MB)

Chessa Lutter, PAHO
Sandra Remancus, FANTA
Anu Narayan, SPRING
Sopheanarith Sek, USAID/Cambodia

Reading List

USAID Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy, 2014-2025. USAID, May 2014. (PDF, 1.33 MB)

Lancet Maternal and Child Nutrition Series, June 2013: Executive Summary (PDF, 2.24 MB)

Lancet Nutrition Series, June 2013 

Global Nutrition Report: Actions And Accountability to Accelerate the World’s Progress on Nutrition, IFPRI November 2014. (PDF, 3.71 MB)

Nutrition and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals: A Technical Note, UNSCN, October 2014. (PDF, 540 KB)

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), Environmental Enteropathy, Nutrition, and Early Child Development: Making the Links. Francis M. Ngure, Brianna M. Reid, Jean H. Humphrey, Mduduzi N. Mbuya, Gretel Pelto, and Rebecca J. Stoltzfus, 2014. 

Global nutrition policy review: What does it take to scale up nutrition action? WHO 2013. (PDF, 1.45 MB)

Essential Nutrition Actions: Improving maternal, newborn, infant and young child health and nutrition.  WHO 2013. (PDF, 1.92 MB)

Evidence of Effective Approaches to Social and Behavior Change Communication for Preventing and Reducing Stunting and Anemia: Findings from a Systematic Literature Review, SPRING, August 2014. 

Global Nutrition Targets 2025 Policy Brief Series. WHO and 1,000 Days, 2014. 

FANTA Nutrition Briefs. C. Chapparo, L. Oot, and K. Sethuraman, April 2014.