Nutrition (An Introduction)

December 13, 2017

Are you familiar with the basic concepts of good nutrition? How does nutrition affect maternal and child health? What are common nutritional deficiencies, vulnerable groups, and the causes of undernutrition?

USAID's Global Health eLearning Center ( is pleased to announce the release of a new eLearning course on Nutrition. Research shows that inadequate maternal and child nutrition is the underlying cause of 3.5 million deaths every year and 35 percent of the disease burden for children under 5 years of age.

However, universal coverage of proven nutrition-related interventions could reduce overall mortality of children under 3 by 25 percent.

Take this course to find the answers to these questions and to learn more about the major population-based interventions to improve nutritional status.