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

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Undernourished and Overlooked: A Global Nutrition Crisis in Adolescent Girls and Women
Technical Report published by UNICEF in
UNICEF examines the current status, trends, and inequities in the nutritional status of adolescent girls and women of reproductive age (15–49 years of age). The report considers the barriers adolescents face in accessing nutritious diets, essential nutrition services, and positive nutrition and care practices.
Realising the Potential of Schools to Improve Adolescent Nutrition
Journal Article published by Academic Journal in
In this article, authors argue that school health programs have the potential to mitigate a growing epidemic of malnutrition in children and adolescents through the provision of healthy school meals, micronutrient supplementation, and setting standards for drinks and beverages.
Menstrual Health and Hygiene Technical Brief
Technical Report published by USAID in
This technical brief intends to bridge the gaps created by using siloed sectoral approaches to improve menstrual health and hygiene (MHH). It defines MHH, outlines key challenges to and opportunities for improving it, and makes recommendations for USAID staff and partners designing and implementing activities that contribute to a holistic MHH…
Anthropometric Assessment of Nutritional Status in School-Aged Children and Adolescents
Journal Article published by Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) in
This article discusses anthropometric assessment in school-aged children and adolescents.
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…
Programming Guidance: Nutrition in Middle Childhood and Adolescence
Guideline/Guidance published by UNICEF in
This program guidance provides technical and operational guidance for the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the following five programming priorities: (1) nutritious foods, in schools and beyond; (2) healthy food environments, in schools and beyond; (3) micronutrient supplementation and deworming; (4) nutrition education in…
Perspective: Interventions to Improve the Diets of Children and Adolescents
Journal Article published by Global Food Security in
This article uses the determinants of the Innocenti Framework on Food Systems for Children and Adolescents (food supply chains; food environments; and behaviors of caregivers, children, and adolescents) to describe the significance of a food systems approach to improve child and adolescent diets. The authors organize their interventions according…
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…