Our Work

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition in Jordan aims to generate evidence on the impact of USAID Jordan’s Community Health and Nutrition activity and build academic capacity to support research on optimal health and nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children under two in Jordan. This will be achieved through successful implementation of two key objectives:

  • Objective 1: includes a rigorous research agenda, including an impact evaluation of the impact of USAID Jordan’s Community Health and Nutrition (CHN) activity, and,
  • Objective 2: aims at building individual and institutional capacity in Jordan to conduct and interpret research and train future nutritionists in the realm of maternal and infant young child nutrition.

About JNIL  Objectives of JNIL  Research Capacity Building

Upcoming Capacity Building Activities

Third Nutrition Research Designs and Methods Workshop (due May 15)

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The Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab is pleased to announce that the Call for Applications is now open for our Third Research Methods Workshop. The overall goal of the workshop is to train upcoming Jordanian scientists on the rigor of research methodology and enhance skills in conceptualization, development and implementation and analysis of robustly designed quantitative research protocols.

Learn More and Apply Here


Recent Webinar


jnil webinar 5.6.24

Monday, May 6th , 2024 | 5:00-6:00 PM Jordan Time | 10:00-11:00 AM EST

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In this webinar, we discussed (1) previous evidence supporting the role of lutein and zeaxanthin in cognition at older age and (2) emerging evidence of a possible role of lutein and zeaxanthin in cognition in early life, including the results of a Project Viva study on associations of maternal dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin during pregnancy with cognition in early life.

Second JNIL Scientific Symposium: POSTPONED

After much consideration, given the current situation in Gaza, the Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab has decided to postpone its Second Scientific Symposium set to take place from February 27-29th, 2024 in Amman, Jordan. 

We'll update you with new dates as soon as it is confirmed. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at Thank you for your understanding.

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Previous Events

Webinarsjnil webinar 9.19.23

The Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab conducted four webinars in FY23 focused on child cognitive development and nutrition. Click below to view presentation slides and the webinar recordings!  


Webinar Recordings


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The Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab hosted our Second Nutrition Research Designs and Methods Workshop from January-February 2023. Click below to learn more about the workshop, and be sure to apply next year!  


Workshop Details



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The Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab released a call for applications for our 2023 Fellowships Program from December-February 2023. Click below to read more about our fellowships program and be sure to apply next year!


 Fellowship Details



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The Jordan Nutrition Lab  held our First National Scientific Symposium in August 2022 ." Keep reading below for additional information and visit the event pages for details!  


Event Highlights


Click here to view all Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab publications.


Based on the understanding of the nutrition landscape in Jordan, in addition to consistent engagement with USAID Jordan and FHI 360, the CHN program implementers, the Innovation Lab for Nutrition will engage with policy stakeholders (e.g. Ministry of Health), with academic institutions that may not be core partners but that function within the space of IYCF and breast feeding, with the National Nutrition working group, with UN agencies such as UNICEF, WFP and WHO and other bilateral partners.

Local Contact


Haneen Abulaila
Country Coordinator      


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