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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…
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,…
Frequently Asked Questions: Preventive Chemotherapy (Deworming) for Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections Among Adolescents and Women of Reproductive Age
Brief published by Nutrition International in
This document contains answers to common questions about deworming and adolescents. The information is organized into the following categories: overview of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infection, drug dosage and effects among adolescents, WHO recommended guidelines and policies, evidence on benefits of deworming among adolescents, and…
Raising the Profile of Adolescent Nutrition in Pakistan: Learnings on the Journey from Policy to Action
Guideline/Guidance published by GAIN in
This working paper describes lessons learned throughout the development of the Pakistan Adolescent Nutrition Strategy (PANS). The paper utilizes the Innocenti Framework on Food Systems for Children and Adolescents to guide the implementation of PANS and to understand the determinants of adolescent nutrition, specifically trends in consumption,…
Adolescent Nutrition Interventions Through School-Based and Community Platforms
Brief published by Alive & Thrive, IFPRI in
This document presents highlights from the a baseline survey (2019) in 2 regions of Ethiopia. Dietary diversity was low and food insecurity was common. The study also found that ~30% of adolescent girls missed 1+ days of school in the prior week. Adolescents received limited exposure to nutrition messages at school and in their communities.