Nutrition services typically do not prioritize adolescents and adolescent-friendly health services rarely include nutrition. Nutrition services need to be responsive to adolescents’ unique needs and priorities and address the barriers they face in accessing services. Programs must consider the diversity of adolescents’ situations and experiences, as well as the varied social norms and expectations of adolescents in the family and community. The Adolescent Nutrition Resource Bank includes guidelines and tools used in nutrition services for adolescents.If you have relevant service delivery documents or tools, please send them to info@advancingnutrition.org.

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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 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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
Our First Baby: Health Education for Adolescents Who Are Pregnant Or First-Time Parents
Training Material published by Save the Children in
This Facilitator's Guide outlines nine small group sessions for pregnant adolescents and adolescents who are first-time mothers and their male partners. The sessions address such issues as the care of the mother during pregnancy, exclusive breastfeeding, sexually transmitted infections, and gender-based violence.
Standards for Improving the Quality of Care for Children and Young Adolescents in Health Facilities
Guideline/Guidance published by WHO in
These standards provide guidance to health care facilities for improving the quality of maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health care. The guidance is designed to ensure that the care given to all children and adolescents in health facilities is evidence-based, safe, effective, timely, efficient, equitable,. and appropriate for the patient…