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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…
Factors influencing obesogenic behaviours of adolescent girls and women in low- and middle-income countries: A qualitative evidence synthesis
Literature Review published by Academic Journal in
This systematic review synthesized the qualitative evidence from the peer-reviewed literature on factors influencing obesogenic behaviours in adolescent girls (age 10-19) and women of reproductive age (15-49 years of age) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The review included 71 studies from 27 different countries; about half of the…
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,…
State of the World's Children (SOWC) 2019 Adolescents' Workshop Manual and Nutrition Specialist Field Guide
Training Material published by UNICEF, Western Sydney University in
In 2019, UNICEF, in partnership with Western Sydney University, conducted a series of workshops with adolescents to learn about how they perceive, access, and consume food. The facilitator's manual outlines the process that in-country partners followed to organize and implement the workshops, and includes planning checklists, activities,…