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Policymakers, program managers, and service providers—teachers, health care providers, extension agents, religious and community leaders—need the competencies (knowledge, skills, and attitudes) to serve and support adolescent boys and girls in accordance with global recommendations and national policies and protocols. This will require clear job descriptions, training (pre-service or in-service, offsite or on-the-job), mentorship, and supportive supervision, along with access to effective strategies, tools, and resources. Adolescents and their families also need competencies to support, adopt, and sustain healthy dietary practices. The Adolescent Nutrition Resource Bank currently includes capacity-building materials, primarily for service providers. If you have guidance or materials for building the capacity of policymakers, program managers, service providers, families, and adolescents about adolescent nutrition,, please send them to

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Building Rights for Improved Girls Health in Tanzania (BRIGHT): Empowering Adolescents in Tanzania to Exercise their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Nutrition Rights
Brief published by Nutrition International in
The webpage provides key information about the Building Rights for Improved Girls Health in Tanzania project in Tabora, Tanzania. It is a seven-year integrated adolescent nutrition initiative designed to build agency and empower adolescents (aged 10–19 years) to exercise their sexual and reproductive health and nutrition rights using youth-…
Improving Nutrition during Middle Childhood and Adolescence by 2032: A Research Roadmap
Technical Report published by Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) in
In 2021, Emergency Nutrition Network conducted a prioritization exercise to help set out a 10-year research agenda to support child and adolescent nutrition (5–19 years of age) in low- and middle-income countries.
Adolescent Health Club Discussion Guide
Guideline/Guidance published by USAID, Breakthrough ACTION in
The Liberia Ministry of Health and partners developed this guide for adolescent health education with support from Breakthrough ACTION Liberia. Health club supervisors and peer educators will use this guide in both communities and schools to educate young people aged 13–16 years on sexual and reproductive health. Lesson 13: Nutrition and Healthy…
Nutrition International’s Work to Improve Nutrition for Adolescent Girls
Brief published by Nutrition International in
This brief summarizes key information on the Adolescent and Women’s Health and Nutrition program, supported by Nutrition International, in eight countries in Asia and Africa. The program aims to improve the health and well-being of adolescents by reducing anaemia in adolescent girls through weekly iron-folic acid supplementation and empowering…
VIDEO: Building the Future of Girls: Alive & Thrive Interventions to Improve Adolescent Nutrition in Ethiopia
Video/Animation published by Alive & Thrive in
These videos summarize testimonials from health workers, teachers, and adolescent students who were part of the Alive & Thrive intervention in Amhara; Somali; and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's regions of Ethiopia.
Evidence-Based Nutrition Interventions Improved Adolescents’ Knowledge and Behaviors in Indonesia
Journal Article published by MDPI in
The objective of this study was to assess the effect of a gender-responsive package of three interventions on nutrition knowledge, attitudes, and diet and physical activity behaviors among adolescents in Indonesia. The package of interventions was associated with overall greater knowledge, changes in physical activity and iron and folic acid…
"I'm Courageous": A Social Entrepreneurship Programme Promoting a Healthy Diet in Young Indonesian People
Journal Article published by Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) in
The Saya Pemberani program, which means "I'm courageous" in Indonesian, was a social enterpreneurship program that aimed to engage young people living in urban centers to generate ideas to improve their diets using social media platforms.
An Integrated Multisector Approach to Improve the Nutritonal Status among School-Age Children and Adolescents in Malawi
Journal Article published by Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) in
The article summarizes two different programs implemented by the Malawian governement to support the weekly supplementation of iron and folic acid for adolescent girls in and out of school in six districts. It also describes the government's efforts to implement nutrition-sensitive farming in ten districts in Malawi.