Formative research helps us understand the challenges and opportunities that adolescents face, as well as barriers and enablers to behavior change. Routine monitoring is needed to assess progress toward program goals and national targets. Implementation research and evaluations are needed to identify effective approaches. The Adolescent Nutrition Resource Bank includes a variety of protocols and tools for monitoring, evaluating, and researching adolescent nutrition. If you have relevant monitoring, evaluation, or research resources, please send them to info@advancingnutrition.org.

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Formative Research Guidance for Adolescent Nutrition
Guideline/Guidance published by USAID Advancing Nutrition in
USAID Advancing Nutrition developed this guidance outlining key considerations for conducting formative research on nutrition behaviors with adolescents. Involving adolescents in designing programs and efforts to inform policy empowers them to make decisions about their own well-being and ensures the applicability of results in communities.
Determination of an Acceptable Portion Size of Daal for a Bangladeshi Community-Based Iron Intervention in Adolescent Girls: A Feasibility Study
Journal Article published by Academic Journal in
This feasability study aimed to determine an acceptable portion size of iron-fortified lentils (daal) among adolescent girls in rural Bangladesh. The results of this community-based non-randomized crossover feeding trial indicate that 37.5 g of raw lentils in a thick cooking preparation using a local recipe was most acceptable. These results may…
Multiple-micronutrient supplementation in pregnant adolescents in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and a meta-analysis of individual participant data
Journal Article published by Academic Journal in
This systematic review and meta-analysis compared the effect of multiple-micronutrient (MMN) supplementation vs iron and folic acid (IFA) supplementation among adolescents on maternal morbidity, birth outcomes, and mortality outcomes. Additionally, the meta-analysis compared the effects of MMN supplementation on adolescents compared with the…
Family influences on health and nutrition practices of pregnant adolescents in Bangladesh
Journal Article published by Academic Journal in
This resource includes a brief summarizing key findings from qualitative research with pregnant adolescents in Bangladesh focused on prenatal care and nutrition practices, as well as a peer-reviewed publication based on the in-depth interviews. Interviews were conducted by trained peer interviewers with pregnant adolescents, adolescent mothers,…
A scoping review of literature describing the nutritional status and diets of adolescents in Côte d’Ivoire
Journal Article published by Academic Journal in
This review article summarizes the published literature on adolescent nutrition in Cote d'Ivoire. Most research to date has focused on micronutrient deficiencies (anemia) and parasitic infections. The studies found high prevalence of undernutrition, as well as an emerging double burden of overweight and obesity. The review also highlights the…
Guidance for Measuring Anaemia among Adolescents
Guideline/Guidance published by World Vision in
This manual provides guidance on how to measure anemia in adolescent girls using two methods. The first method uses a Hemocue, which requires health workers to collect a drop of blood from participants. The second approach is non-invasive and uses a pulse oximeter. The document includes strategies for addressing adolescent anemia, guidance for…
Adolescent profile: Current non-communicable diseases (NCDs) trends and risk factors affecting adolescents in Indonesia
Information, Education and Communication Materials published by UNICEF in
This infographic summarizes the health status of adolescents in Indonesia (10-19 years). The report highlights trends in nutritional status, tobacco use, and mental health issues and their impact on adolescent morbidity and mortality. The adolescent health profile also explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents in Indonesia,…
Sex- and Gender-Based Analysis (SGBA): A Toolkit for Nutrition Programs
Guideline/Guidance published by Nutrition International in
This toolkit is intended to guide the development and implementation of sex- and gender-based analysis (SBGA) within nutrition programs. It is based on the premise that women's empowerment and improved nutrition are mutually reinforcing and that addressing underlying gendered barriers and constraints will improve nutritional outcomes in…