Strong systems are important for implementing nutrition services and programs. Adolescents have unique nutritional needs, depending on and affected by their physical, social, and emotional development. Programs and services to support adolescents must be reflected in policies, protocols, strategies, and guidance. Policymakers and program managers need to strengthen the human resource, information, and financial systems to provide or expand nutrition services and programs in locations where adolescents are best reached. The Adolescent Nutrition Resource Bank includes examples of policies and protocols that address adolescent nutrition..If you have relevant systems strengthening resources, please send them to info@advancingnutrition.org.

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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…
Adolescent Girls' Nutritional Status and Knowledge, Beliefs, Practices, and Access to Services: An Assessment to Guide Intervention Design in Nepal
Journal Article published by Current Developments in Nutrition in
This study was conducted to support the design of an evidence-based adolescent nutrition program in Nepal (Suaahara.) The study found that exposure, knowledge, and behaviors across thematic areas differed by stage of adolescence. It concluded that heterogeneity among adolescent girls should be considered when selecting interventions that have the…
Global Standards and Indicators for Health Promoting Schools
Indicator Guide published by WHO in
This document defines key indicators and outlines standards for health-promoting schools, which leverage the educational infrastructure in communities to improve all aspects of health, including physical, social-emotional, and psychological conditions, and positive educational attainment.
Implementation Guidance for Health Promoting Schools
Guideline/Guidance published by WHO in
This document provides guidance for the development, implementation, and monitoring of health-promoting schools at the national, regional, and local levels. Health-promoting schools aim to provide a healthy school environment that can be tailored to national and local health priorities.
Pakistan Adolescent Nutrition Strategy and Operational Plan
Policy published by UNICEF in
The Pakistan Adolescent Nutrition Strategy summarizes the state of health and nutrition among 10–19 year olds, with an emphasis on malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. The stratgey outlines three strategic areas, the role of development partners, and monitoring and evaluation strategies.
Lives in the Balance: A COVID-19 Summit for the Health and Well-being of Women, Children and Adolescents
Video/Animation published by CORE Group, PMNCH in
Lives in the Balance was a virtual summit convened to discuss the health and well-being of women, children, and adolescents during the COVID-10 pandemic. Video recordings of the plenary, breakout, and "marketplace" (brief presentations highlighting programs) sessions are available.
Our First Baby: Flipbook
Information, Education and Communication Materials published by Save the Children in
This flipbook accompanies the Facilitator’s Guide for Our First Baby: Health Education for Adolescents Who Are Pregnant Or First-Time Parents. It is designed to be used by a facilitator in group sessions in the community.
National Multi-Sectoral Coordination Framework for Adolescent Girls 2017/2018-2021/2022
Framework published by Government of Uganda, United Nations in
This multi-sectoral framework outlines the government of Uganda’s commitments and efforts related to investing in adolescence as the second decade of life. It describes how ministries will coordinate to deliver services to achieve sustainable results for adolescent girls. Although it is not focused on nutrition, the framework advocates for…