Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

The Nutrition Innovation Lab is identifying ways that policy and program interventions, particularly those that involve agriculture, can most effectively achieve large-scale improvements for maternal and child nutrition, while enhancing institutional and human research and policymaking capacitates.

There’s still so much we need to understand about how to design better national and local actions to improve nutrition.  Reducing poverty is not enough. Growing more food is not enough. Giving out nutrient supplements is also not enough. Each of these is necessary, but not sufficient. So we are generating empirical evidence on how these things are linked, and where the leverage points for action reside. Gaining a better understanding of the interconnections between national policies, field-level programming, and household choices and behaviors has far-reaching implications for guiding USAID nutrition-sensitive investments in coming years.

Lead Institute
Tufts University

 Focus countries
Nepal, Uganda, Malawi , Bangladesh, Egypt, Cambodia

US-based partners
Harvard School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Purdue University, Tuskegee University

Focus-country partners
See a list of our international partners here.

Learn more
Visit our website to find out where we’re working, to see upcoming events, and to read our latest publications.

Stay in touch
Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date on our latest work or contact Dr. Patrick Webb, Director of Nutrition Innovation Lab, for more information.

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