Food and Nutrition

At URC, we believe that adequate nutrition is the cornerstone of effective health programming. We have developed and implemented successful solutions to food and nutrition challenges in more than a dozen countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East.

Solving nutrition challenges requires advanced application of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions, as well as intensive strengthening of our partners’ capacity 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, our strong use of analytics and data, and our 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, or NACSfor adults and children. URC integrates nutrition components within HIV and AIDS care and treatment and designs holistic programs for mothers, newborns, and children. Our work addresses clinical management and 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 learn more, please see our Nutrition brief.

URC’s nutrition interventions, like those implemented by the NuLife project in Uganda, help children survive and recover from malnutrition (2011)