Introduction to Nutrition

Ongoing course
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This course describes the actions UNICEF Nutrition takes to attempt to alleviate malnutrition, explains why efforts and collaborations with multiple sectors are required to address the underlying causes of malnutrition, and eventually presents some case studies.

Learning objectives

Nutrition is a key sector at UNICEF and an important part of the work we do. In this course, you will explore what it is by:

  • Explaining the focus area and work approach of Nutrition at UNICEF.
  • Describing Nutrition-specific interventions UNICEF undertakes.
  • Detailing why work across multiple sectors is so important.
  • Exploring a few real-life, successful multi-sectorial case studies.


This course is suitable to new staff of any level of seniority, of technical or non-technical background, who want to learn the basics about the subject.

It is also open to anyone interested in learning about UNICEF's Nutrition programme.


It should take you about 30 minutes to complete this self-paced course.


This course is composed of five animated modules, including various examples and activities.


This course is composed of six sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. The importance of Nutrition
  3. UNICEF’s approach
  4. Main Nutrition interventions
  5. Multi-sectoral interventions
  6. Quiz and wrap-up

Contact details

Edith Cheung, Health Specialist

How to register

This course is free and open to all on Agora, UNICEF's global hub for learning and development at:

New to Agora? Agora is UNICEF’s Global Hub for Learning and Development. Agora already offers direct access to a great diversity of self-learning opportunities in a searchable catalogue, as well as services such as learning plans, personal records of learning or electronic badges and certificates. Many more activities will be added over the coming months, including local and regional initiatives.

All UNICEF staff (incl. consultants and interns) have a profile on Agora, linked to their organizational account. New users are encouraged to check the Agora Quick Start Guide to learn about basic features of the portal.

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