Adolescents are uniquely positioned to contribute to the design and delivery of effective programs and services. Policymakers, program managers, and service providers need to include adolescents as much as possible when designing, planning, implementing, delivering, and monitoring youth-responsive nutrition programs and services. If you have examples of policies, programs, services, guidance, evidence, and tools related to the engagement of adolescents in the design, implementation, delivery or evaluation of nutrition programs and services, please send them to info@advancingnutrition.org.

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Engaging Youth in Food Systems for Improved Nutrition Outcomes
Concept Note published by USAID Advancing Nutrition, Feed the Future in
This concept note proposes categorization of food systems approaches to engage youth, briefly summarizes the state of evidence, and highlights opportunities and knowledge gaps to begin to inform and inspire programming. It also suggests entry points and opportunities for USAID and its partners to continue to contribute to the evidence base…
Evidence-Based Nutrition Interventions Improved Adolescents’ Knowledge and Behaviors in Indonesia
Journal Article published by MDPI in
The objective of this study was to assess the effect of a gender-responsive package of three interventions on nutrition knowledge, attitudes, and diet and physical activity behaviors among adolescents in Indonesia. The package of interventions was associated with overall greater knowledge, changes in physical activity and iron and folic acid…
Promoting Youth Leadership on Nutrtition through Junior Parliamentarians and Junior Council Engagement in ZImbabwe
Journal Article published by Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) in
This article describes a strategy that was used to build the capacity of youth in relation to adolescent nutrition in Zimbabwe. The junior parliament, which is a recognized structure in Zimbabwe, was tasked with educating their peers in 35 schools on a variety of nutrition-related topics by incorporating nutrition into various school activities…
Adolescent Girl Power Groups in Bangladesh: Placing Gender Equality at the Center of Nutrtion Interventions
Journal Article published by Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) in
The article presents the impact of Adolescent Girl Power Groups (AGPGs) promoted by a multi-year maternal and child health and nutrition project in Thakurgaon district, Bangladesh. The AGPG intervention resulted in improved nutrition practices and in shifting gender power dynamics at household and community levels.
Improving Adolescents’ Food Choices: Learnings from the Bhalo Khabo Bhalo Thakbo (“Eat Well, Live Well”) Campaign in Bangladesh
Journal Article published by Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) in
The Bhalo Khabo Bhalo Thakbo campaign was a nationwide initiative launced by the government in collaboration with GAIN to promote adolescent engagement to improve the consumption of healthy meals by utilizing social media.
Formative Research Guidance for Adolescent Nutrition
Guideline/Guidance published by USAID Advancing Nutrition in
USAID Advancing Nutrition developed this guidance outlining key considerations for conducting formative research on nutrition behaviors with adolescents. Involving adolescents in designing programs and efforts to inform policy empowers them to make decisions about their own well-being and ensures the applicability of results in communities.
Family influences on health and nutrition practices of pregnant adolescents in Bangladesh
Journal Article published by Academic Journal in
This resource includes a brief summarizing key findings from qualitative research with pregnant adolescents in Bangladesh focused on prenatal care and nutrition practices, as well as a peer-reviewed publication based on the in-depth interviews. Interviews were conducted by trained peer interviewers with pregnant adolescents, adolescent mothers,…
State of the World's Children (SOWC) 2019 Adolescents' Workshop Manual and Nutrition Specialist Field Guide
Training Material published by UNICEF, Western Sydney University in
In 2019, UNICEF, in partnership with Western Sydney University, conducted a series of workshops with adolescents to learn about how they perceive, access, and consume food. The facilitator's manual outlines the process that in-country partners followed to organize and implement the workshops, and includes planning checklists, activities,…