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.
Perspective: Challenges in Use of Adolescent Anthropometry for Understanding the Burden of Malnutrition
Journal Article published by Advances in Nutrition in
This study discusses national prevalence estimates on adolescent girls (ages 10 to 22) from the 2014 State of Food Security and Nutrition in Bangladesh. It emphasizes that determining the true prevalence of undernutrition, overweight, and obesity is complicated by racial/ethnic variation across populations in timing of the adolescent growth spurt…
Adolescent Girl SBCC Nutrition Strategy Summary (USAID Growth through Nutrition Activity)
Framework published by USAID in
This document provides information about the USAID/Growth through Nutrition project's Adolescent Girl Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Nutrition Strategy. It explores the following issues related to adolescent girls' nutrition: nutrition behaviors, priority actors and audiences, facilitators and barriers, messaging and…