Advocacy is an important tool to gain political commitment and stakeholder support, and secure resources for adolescent nutrition programming. The Adolescent Nutrition Resource Bank includes documents used to advocate for adolescent nutrition programs and services. If you have relevant advocacy materials or tools, please send them to

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Global Standards and Indicators for Health Promoting Schools
Indicator Guide published by WHO in
This document defines key indicators and outlines standards for health-promoting schools, which leverage the educational infrastructure in communities to improve all aspects of health, including physical, social-emotional, and psychological conditions, and positive educational attainment.
Pakistan Adolescent Nutrition Strategy and Operational Plan
Policy published by UNICEF in
The Pakistan Adolescent Nutrition Strategy summarizes the state of health and nutrition among 10–19 year olds, with an emphasis on malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. The stratgey outlines three strategic areas, the role of development partners, and monitoring and evaluation strategies.
Our First Baby: Flipbook
Information, Education and Communication Materials published by Save the Children in
This flipbook accompanies the Facilitator’s Guide for Our First Baby: Health Education for Adolescents Who Are Pregnant Or First-Time Parents. It is designed to be used by a facilitator in group sessions in the community.
Youth Leaders for Nutrition Advocacy Toolkit (Advocacy Guide and Adolescent Nutrition Briefs)
Training Material published by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Save the Children, Youth Leaders for Nutrition in
Created through a participatory and collaborative process with SUN Youth Leaders for Nutrition, this toolkit helps youth to design, develop, and implement an advocacy strategy for improving adolescent nutrition. The toolkit includes a step-by-step guide, advocacy planning checklist, briefs on nutrition issues, briefs on issues that impact…
National Multi-Sectoral Coordination Framework for Adolescent Girls 2017/2018-2021/2022
Framework published by Government of Uganda, United Nations in
This multi-sectoral framework outlines the government of Uganda’s commitments and efforts related to investing in adolescence as the second decade of life. It describes how ministries will coordinate to deliver services to achieve sustainable results for adolescent girls. Although it is not focused on nutrition, the framework advocates for…
Identifying Nutrition and Health-Relevant Behaviors, Beliefs, and Values of School-Going Adolescent Girls in Rural Bangladesh: Context for Interventions
Journal Article published by Current Developments in Nutrition in
This study, which focused on adolescent schoolgirls in rural Bangladesh, aimed to describe the context for effective intervention planning for a replicable model of integrating nutrition activities into social programs. The study revealed the importance of teachers and mothers as information sources, and the dietary and cultural roles of purchased…
Frequently Asked Questions: Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplements (WIFAS) for Adolescents
Brief published by Nutrition International in
This document contains answers to 28 common questions about weekly iron and folic acid supplements (WIFAS). The information is organized into the following categories: overview of WIFAS, WIFAS and anemia, the benefits of WIFAS, safety considerations, WIFAS and reproductive health, and WHO-recommended formulation.
Using a Gender Lens to Understand Eating Behaviours of Adolescent Females Living in Low‐Income Households in Bangladesh
Journal Article published by in
This study conducted qualitative research on the individual, social, environmental, and structural factors that influence the eating behaviors of female adolescents in low‐income families in urban and rural settings in Bangladesh. The study's recommendations relate to the age of marriage, adolescent pregnancy, schools meals for adolescents,…