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

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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,…
Fix My Food: Children's Views on Transforming Food Systems
Guideline/Guidance published by Young and Resilient Research Centre, UNICEF in
In 2021, UNICEF partnered with the Young and Resilient Research Centre at Western Sydney University to host participatory workshops with adolescents in 18 countries around the world on their perspectives on food systems, including the barriers and challenges to attaining nutrition food and how they want food systems to change. The key insights and…
Qualitative Evaluation of a Social Media Campaign to Improve Healthy Food Habits among Urban Adolescent Females in Indonesia
Journal Article published by Academic Journal in
This paper outlines the results of a qualitative evaluation of a social media campaign to promote healthy eating among urban adolescent girls (15-19) in Indonesia. The social media campagin was considered acceptable by the adolescents. They reported finding it informative in terms of health risks of unhealthy diets and motivational to change their…
Adolescent Nutrition Training App (UNICEF Bangladesh)
eLearning published by UNICEF in
This "Adolescent Nutrition Training" app (available on Google Play), developed by Riseup Labs, with assistance from UNICEF Bangladesh and the Ministry of Health of Bangladesh, provides a free online nutrition course in Bengali. Users will learn about the importance of adolescent nutrition, the situation in Bangladesh with regard to…
Fooya! Fit. Food. Fun. Mobile Gaming App
eLearning published by FriendsLearn in
This resource contains 1) an academic article reporting the effectiveness of the Fooya! app for increasing healthy food choices in a study of 10-11 year old children in Chennai, India; 2) a brief communication describing the results of the study; and 3) a link to download the Fooya! game app. Fooya! uses implicit learning strategies to encourage…
‘I should be disease free, healthy and be happy in whatever I do’: a cross-country analysis of drivers of adolescent diet and physical activity in different low- and middle-income contexts
Journal Article published by Academic Journal in
This article analyzed qualitative data from 5 countries (8 sites), in which focus groups were conducted with adolescents and caregivers. Major themes included: (1) transitions in generational nutrition education and knowledge; (2) transition in caregiver–adolescent power balance and (3) the implications of societal and economic transition for diet…