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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Sex- and Gender-Based Analysis (SGBA): A Toolkit for Nutrition Programs
Guideline/Guidance published by Nutrition International in
This toolkit is intended to guide the development and implementation of sex- and gender-based analysis (SBGA) within nutrition programs. It is based on the premise that women's empowerment and improved nutrition are mutually reinforcing and that addressing underlying gendered barriers and constraints will improve nutritional outcomes in…
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…
Operational Guideline for Adolescents Nutrition Interventions 2020
Guideline/Guidance published by UNICEF in
This Bangla-language operational guide is intended for use as a reference for the implementation of adolescent nutrition activities in schools and madrasas in Bangladesh. The guide is also intended to support the implementation of Bangladesh's Adolescent Nutrition Program 2020 and to facilitate multisector coordination in order to provide…
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.