This module describes the actions that UNICEF Nutrition take to attempt to alleviate malnutrition. It explains why efforts and collaborations with multiple sectors are required to address the underlying causes of malnutrition.

Learning objectives

Nutrition is a key sector at UNICEF and an important part of the work we do. After taking this module, you will be able to:

    Explain the approach to nutrition taken at UNICEF.

    Described the nutrition-specific interventions undertaken by UNICEF.

    Explain the importance of working across multiple sectors.


This module is suitable for humanitarians of any level of seniority, of either technical or non-technical background, who want to learn the basics about nutrition, and about UNICEF's nutrition programme.


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


This is a single module. The full UNICEF nutrition course, from which it is taken, includes additional modules and resources. The full course is only available to UNICEF staff.