Health Outcomes Associated with Micronutrient-Fortified Complementary Foods in Infants and Young Children Aged 6–23 Months: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Monitoring, Evaluation, and LearningAnemiaComplementary FeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Micronutrient Interventions
Fortified complementary foods are effective in preventing anemia in infants and young children 6–23 months of age in malaria-endemic regions. Researchers should investigate the effects of complementary food fortification globally, including in regions where malaria is not endemic.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is contributing to rising food, fuel, and fertilizer prices around the world, which are particularly impactful for communities already experiencing increased poverty, hunger, and malnutrition due to COVID-19, climate change, and protracted conflict.
Learning Lab: Generating Demand for Healthy Diets: Practical Lessons from Private Sector Marketing
Food SystemsPrivate-Sector Engagement
Proven marketing techniques can increase the impact of social and behavior change activities to create demand for healthy diets and foods. This session helps participants identify and apply techniques to generate demand. This is a webinar.
Climate change is a global crisis, but its effects are not equal. As temperatures and sea levels rise, the effects disproportionately impact the poorest and most marginalized communities USAID works to support every day. In response to these global challenges, USAID launched a Climate Strategy that will guide its work through 2030.
Evidence-Based Nutrition Interventions Improved Adolescents’ Knowledge and Behaviors in Indonesia
The objective of this study was to assess the effect of a gender-responsive package of three interventions on nutrition knowledge, attitudes, and diet and physical activity behaviors among adolescents in Indonesia.
This webpage details the success of the Nutrition Leverage and Influence for Transformation program in integrating nutrition counseling into sexual and reproductive health programs to increase the knowledge and awareness of iron-folic acid supplementation and healthy diet among adolescent girls, women of reproductive age, and healthcare workers in Senegal.
Nutrition Care, Support, and Treatment for Adolescents and Adults: Training for Facility-Based Service Providers—Participant’s Manual: Module 3. Nutrition Counselling and Education
This training manual was developed by the Government of Malawi with support from USAID. It aims to guide facility-based service providers on how to effectively counsel adolescents on nutrition-related topics.
A digital counseling service called SMS BIZ, also known as U-Report, was introduced in Mozambique in October 2015. The goal of the project was to create a safe place for adolescents to ask questions and seek counseling on topics generally counsidered taboo in their communities.
This special edition of the Lafaek Magazine targets adolescents—to increase their knowledge about nutrition and promote key nutrition practices under their control. Key practices include eating breakfast, choosing healthy snacks, and choosing water as a healthy drink.
Case Study on Adolescent Inclusion in the Care Group Approach—The Nigeria Experience
Adolescent NutritionMaternal Nutrition
This article documents the experiences of adolescent girls in selected towns in Northern Nigeria participating in care groups of 10–15 trained volunteer community-based health educators. Their experiences were captured through focus group discussions and key informant interviews.
Partnering with UNFPA to Reduce Anaemia among Women and Adolescent Girls in Nigeria
Adolescent NutritionAnemiaMaternal Nutrition
This webpage details the success of the Nutrition Leverage and Influence for Transformation program in integrating nutrition counseling into sexual and reproductive health programs to increase the knowledge and awareness of iron-folic acid supplementation and healthy diet among adolescent girls, women of reproductive age, and healthcare workers in Nigeria.
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 approach.
Eat Right School is an innovation by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India to transform the country's food safety and nutrtion landscape. It works to ensure nutritious, safe, and healthy foods are available to schoolchildren and the community at large.
Use of Media to Engage School-Age Children and Adolescents to Improve their Nutrition and Health
This article summarizes the efforts of programs in Timor Leste, India, the Pacific region, and Zimbabwe that sought to engage adolescents to help them adopt healthy nutritional behaviors through traditional and non-traditional media.
Pacific Kids Food Revolution Engages Children across the Region to Promote Healthy Eating
Adolescent NutritionFood Safety
The Pacific Kids Food Revolution program is a UNICEF-created children's cooking show that uses television to engage kids in creating safe and nutritious meals using locally-sourced fresh, nutritious, and indigenous foods.
Marketing of Unhealthy Foods and Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Children
This policy brief seeks to address the issue of obesity in children and adolescents through the enforcement of various laws and policies to minimize the marketing of unhealthy food and non-alcoholic beverages to children and adolescents. It cites examples of the impact similar laws or policies have had to serve as a guide and motivation to other countries across the world.
Plan Stratégique de Santé des Adolescents et des Jeunes (2015–2020)
Adolescent NutritionReproductive Health
This document outlines a strategic plan by the Ministry of Health to address various health and reproductive issues affecting adolescents and children in Burkina Faso. The plan includes specific objectives for improving adolescents and children, as well as indicators for tracking these objectives.
Study Brief: People-Driven Social and Behavior Change Design
Adolescent NutritionMicronutrient Interventions
The biref summarizes key findings from the Better Investment for Stunting Alleviation project undertaken in two districts in Indonesia. The project aimed to reduce stunting by improving the nutritional status of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women, women of reproductive age, and children under the age of two in the selected districts.
The report reviews the current guidelines addressing global targets for reducing maternal mortality and anemia in girls and women of reproductive age and addressing the nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating women and adolescent girls. It idenitifies gaps in achieving these targets and provides recommendations for ways to improve related indicators on women and adolescent girls.