USAID Advancing Nutrition
Feed the Future
This concept note describes evidence and opportunities for programmatic approaches to engage young people in food systems activities for improved diet and nutrition outcomes. Based on a desk review of existing literature and a short series of key informant interviews, the note proposes categorization of food systems approaches to engage youth, briefly summarizes the state of evidence, and highlights opportunities and knowledge gaps to begin to inform and inspire programming. Finally, the note suggests entry points and opportunities for USAID and its partners to continue to contribute to the evidence base supporting effective youth engagement in food systems approaches to improve diet and nutrition outcomes.