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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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…
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…
Adolescent Girl Power Groups in Bangladesh: Placing Gender Equality at the Center of Nutrtion Interventions
Journal Article published by Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) in
The article presents the impact of Adolescent Girl Power Groups (AGPGs) promoted by a multi-year maternal and child health and nutrition project in Thakurgaon district, Bangladesh. The AGPG intervention resulted in improved nutrition practices and in shifting gender power dynamics at household and community levels.
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.
Six Household Actions Poster for Smallholder Farming Families (Lishie Endelevu Maisha Mazuri)
Training Material published by Save the Children 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…
Bright Minds, Bright Futures Nutrition Poster (Lishe Endelevu Uelewa Mzuri Maisha Mazuri!)
Training Material published by Save the Children 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…
Out-of-school Girls' Nutrition Poster (Lishe Endelevu Maisha Mazuri!)
Training Material published by Save the Children 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…