Skip to main content

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

We found 66 resource(s)
Special Issue "Nutrition Guidelines for Adolescent Growth and Development"
Journal Article published by Academic Journal in
Although adolescence is a nutrition-sensitive phase of growth, nutritional guidelines specifically focusing on this age group are limited, particularly those that focus on nutritional problems related to energy and macronutrient excess and micronutrient deficiencies. This special issue compiles papers that highlight nutritional recommendations for…
Realising the Potential of Schools to Improve Adolescent Nutrition
Journal Article published by Academic Journal in
In this article, authors argue that school health programs have the potential to mitigate a growing epidemic of malnutrition in children and adolescents through the provision of healthy school meals, micronutrient supplementation, and setting standards for drinks and beverages.
Nudges to Promote Healthy Eating in Schools: Policy Brief
Policy published by WHO in
This policy brief aims to increase awareness of the opportunities for promoting healthy eating in school settings and proposes action points for decision-makers to implement healthier eating in schools through the use of nudge-based interventions. Small, subtle changes to the physical and social environment can influence a child's prevailing…
Restrictions on the Marketing of Unhealthy Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Children Advocacy Cartoons
Informational Infographic published by UNICEF in
These cartoons are part of a larger advocacy package developed by UNICEF to support the design, implementation, enforcement, and evaluation of various strategies aimed at ensuring a safe and healthy food environment to prevent childhood overweight and obesity.
UNICEF Technical Note: Effective Regulatory Approaches to Protect, Support, and Promote Better Diets and Create Healthy Food Environments for Children
Technical Report published by UNICEF in
This UNICEF technical note details effective approaches that various countries and development partners can use to protect, support, and promote better diets and to create healthy food environments for children.
Menstrual Health and Hygiene Technical Brief
Technical Report published by USAID in
This technical brief intends to bridge the gaps created by using siloed sectoral approaches to improve menstrual health and hygiene (MHH). It defines MHH, outlines key challenges to and opportunities for improving it, and makes recommendations for USAID staff and partners designing and implementing activities that contribute to a holistic MHH…
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…
Raising the Profile of Adolescent Nutrition in Pakistan: Learnings on the Journey from Policy to Action
Guideline/Guidance published by GAIN in
This working paper describes lessons learned throughout the development of the Pakistan Adolescent Nutrition Strategy (PANS). The paper utilizes the Innocenti Framework on Food Systems for Children and Adolescents to guide the implementation of PANS and to understand the determinants of adolescent nutrition, specifically trends in consumption,…