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In the countries where the U.S. Agency for International Development Office of Food for Peace implements development and emergency food security activities, data show that adolescent pregnancy is widespread—which increases the risk of childhood stunting and mortality for mothers and children. This brief describes promising evidence of what is working that Food for Peace can implement, including changing community attitudes toward early marriage and providing adolescents with life skills and livelihoods.

Cover of Adolescent Pregnancy and Its Impact on the Prevalence of Stunting: Programmatic Considerations for Food for Peace Programs that Aim to Reduce Stunting