Improving adolescent nutrition depends heavily on behaviors such as diet and eating practices, exercise, lifestyle, and use of health services. Social and behavior change (SBC) strategies must consider how unique structural and environmental factors that affect adolescents’ access to services and adoption of priority behaviors. Formative research, concept testing, and pre-testing of materials and approaches are needed to identify barriers and enablers to behavior change and to better understand how adolescents engage with family members, friends, teachers, health care providers, religious leaders, other community members, mass media, and social media. The Adolescent Nutrition Resource Bank includes posters, videos, counseling cards, and other SBC materials. If you have relevant SBC resources, please send them to

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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.
USAID/Lishe Endelevu’s Adolescent Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Communication Resources Bank
Training Material published by 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 a Swahili language training guide, posters, and games aimed at improving nutritional…
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.
Documentation Research on the USAID Growth through Nutrition Activity Adolescent Nutrition SBCC Program: Outcomes and Lessons Learned
Technical Report published by USAID in
This report documents the outcomes and lessons learned from a rapid assessment of Adolescent Nutrition SBCC programming in Ethiopia to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. The findings address the training of teachers and student group facilitators/leaders, actions that teachers, facilitators, and administrators can…
Adolescent Nutrition Toolkit (India)
Guideline/Guidance published by Lady Irwin College, NCEARD, UNICEF in
This toolkit includes a technical report about adolescent nutrition in India, "Adolescents, Diets, and Nutrition: Growing Well in a Changing World," a recipe book for packed lunches and snacks for adolescents in the Indian context, and a pamphlet for adolescents about nutrition, eating practices, and anemia.
A Workshop with Children at EPC Changara Sede
Presentation/Poster published by Children for Health in
This presentation is from a workshop about the PCAANS project in Mozambique. The presentation describes the PCAANS approach, the participatory methods used with children, the process, and the results.
Multi-Sector Adolescent Nutrition Strategy 2019-2023 (Malawi)
Policy published by Government of Malawi in
The Malawi Multi-Sectoral Adolescent Nutrition Strategy for 2019-2023 adopts a multi-sectoral approach to improving adolescent nutrition. Focus areas include undernutrition, overnutrition, adolescent empowerment, positive behavior change, communicable diseases, creating an enabling environment for nutrition interventions and monitoring and…
Adolescent Nutrition in West Africa: A Rapid Review of the Research Evidence
Brief published by IFPRI in
This rapid review used a systematic search strategy to identify available evidence on adolescent nutrition and interventions to improve nutritional status. The goal of the review is to support the development of evidence-based programs and policies and to inform the West Africa Health Organization and policymakers in the region of existing…