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.

We found 27 resource(s)
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.
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,…
Adolescent Girls' Nutritional Status and Knowledge, Beliefs, Practices, and Access to Services: An Assessment to Guide Intervention Design in Nepal
Journal Article published by Current Developments in Nutrition in
This study was conducted to support the design of an evidence-based adolescent nutrition program in Nepal (Suaahara.) The study found that exposure, knowledge, and behaviors across thematic areas differed by stage of adolescence. It concluded that heterogeneity among adolescent girls should be considered when selecting interventions that have the…
Adolescent Nutrition Toolkit (India)
Guideline/Guidance published by Lady Irwin College, NCEARD, UNICEF in
This toolkit includes a technical report about adolescent nutrition in India, "Adolescents, Diets, and Nutrition: Growing Well in a Changing World," a recipe book for packed lunches and snacks for adolescents in the Indian context, and a pamphlet for adolescents about nutrition, eating practices, and anemia.
A Workshop with Children at EPC Changara Sede
Presentation/Poster published by Children for Health in
This presentation is from a workshop about the PCAANS project in Mozambique. The presentation describes the PCAANS approach, the participatory methods used with children, the process, and the results.
Food and Me: How Adolescents Experience Nutrition across the World
Technical Report published by UNICEF, Western Sydney University in
This report synthesizes findings from workshops with 600+ adolescents in 18 countries, in which the participants talked about their diets, nutritional knowledge, body image, and barriers and facilitators of healthy eating. This resource contains many quotes from adolescents regarding their perceptions of healthy and unhealthy foods and dietary…
Lives in the Balance: A COVID-19 Summit for the Health and Well-being of Women, Children and Adolescents
Video/Animation published by CORE Group, PMNCH in
Lives in the Balance was a virtual summit convened to discuss the health and well-being of women, children, and adolescents during the COVID-10 pandemic. Video recordings of the plenary, breakout, and "marketplace" (brief presentations highlighting programs) sessions are available.
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…