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Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN)
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This report describes the findings from a stakeholder survey on existing research, policies and interventions targeting adolescent malnutrition. Results indicate that most research has focuse don burden, rather than indicators or long-term consequences. Most programs have focused on micronutrient deficiencies and undernutrition, while adolescent overweight and obesity have received less attention. Recommendations include more research on effective interventions, particularly for dietary patterns and overweight/obesity, identifying the nutritional needs of subgroups including male adolescents, those out-of-school and adolescents in humanitarian contexts, and how to reach adolescents. Addressing these challenges will require additional attention and funding from donor agencies.

Geographic focus of document:
Global
Language of document:
English
Adolescent location:
Both urban and rural
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Adolescent age group:
All age groups
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