Food and Nutrition

At URC, we are committed to addressing the challenges of malnutrition; we believe that adequate nutrition is the cornerstone of effective health programming across all sectors. URC has developed and implemented successful solutions to food and nutrition challenges in over a dozen countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Solving nutrition challenges requires advanced application of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions as well as intensive capacity strengthening of national or country partners to apply effective interventions at scale. URC’s systems-based approach, informed by the US Government’s Feed the Future initiative, is grounded in our superior technical expertise, strong use of analytics and data, and innovative strategies to dismantle barriers to change found in national systems and community behaviors.

We implement a comprehensive and client-centered approach, called nutrition assessment, counseling, and support (NACS), for adults and children. URC integrates nutrition components within HIV/AIDS care and treatment and designs holistic programs for mothers and children. We work to address clinical management as well as community health worker performance and support. We help provide services and support for micronutrient supplementation, breastfeeding, complementary feeding, growth monitoring and promotion for children, nutrition screening and counseling, emergency and therapeutic nutrition, food fortification, and food-based dietary diversity.

To read more about URC's work in food and nutrition, please see our Nutrition brief.


Nutrition interventions, like those implemented by URC's NuLife Project in Uganda, help children survive and recover from malnutrition (2011)