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 info@advancingnutrition.org.

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Adolescent Nutrition Counseling Training - NURTURE
Training Material published by Save the Children in
This resource package provides training materials from a Training of Trainers on Adolescent Nutrition Counseling in Laos. It contains interactive activities for participants, including simulations and role-playing, and includes strategies for engaging with adolescents.
USAID/Lishe Endelevu’s Adolescent Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Communication Resources Bank
Training Material published by in
This resource was developed under the USAID-funded Lishe Endelevu Activity for a Social and Behavior Change Communication project, which targeted girls 15–19 in Tanzania. Materials were adapted from Growth Through Nutrition (Ethiopia). Resources include a a Swahili language training guide, posters, and games aimed at improving nutritional…
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.
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.
Implementation Guidance for Health Promoting Schools
Guideline/Guidance published by WHO in
This document provides guidance for the development, implementation, and monitoring of health-promoting schools at the national, regional, and local levels. Health-promoting schools aim to provide a healthy school environment that can be tailored to national and local health priorities.
Adolescent Nutrition and Anemia course
eLearning published by Nutrition International in
This 15-module course focuses on adolescents' nutrition needs. Five modules cover adolescent nutrition and its impacts; another five address global guidance, adolescent pregnancy, and partnerships and programs; and the final five discuss the links between nutrition and education, health systems, monitoring and assessment, data gaps and research,…
UNICEF Guidance Note: Adolescent Participation in UNICEF Monitoring and Evaluation
Guideline/Guidance published by UNICEF in
This is the pilot version of a guidance note on adolescent participation in program monitoring and evaluation (APM&E). The guidance note aims to help UNICEF staff and partners to understand how adolescents can be involved in monitoring and evaluation activities, issues to consider when designing and implementing APM&E activities, and tools…