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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.
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.
Adolescent Nutrition Teachers' Guide (Kuhamasisha Lishe ya Vijana Balehe kwa Kutumia Zana za Mawasiliano ya Mabadiliko ya Tabia Katika Jamii)
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 Swahili language training guide, posters, and games aimed at improving nutritional awareness…
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…
Nutrition for adolescent health during COVID-19 (Toolkit)
Information, Education and Communication Materials published by WHO in
This toolkit contains several types of resources: advocacy and key messages, multimedia assets, guidance, and contextualised resources. Resources include infographics with nutrition tips, recommendations and strategies for healthy eating from FAO, WHO, and other sources, reports on the status of food security and nutrition, and guidance for school…
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…
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…