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Adolescent Nutrition: Call to Action

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Publication year:

2018

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English

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pdf (664.4 KiB)

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Alive & Thrive,Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,Bloomberg School of Public Health, John Hopkins University,FHI 360, Family Health International 360,gain, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition,Global Financing Facility,Global Nutrition Report,Helen Keller International,IFPRI, International Food Policy Research Institute,Intake, Center for Dietary Assessment,IPA, International Pediatric Association,John Snow, Inc.,MG, the Manoff Group,Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University,Nutrition International,Pan American Health Organization,Population Council,Save the Children,School of Public Health, Yale University,SickKids, Centre for Global Child Health,SPRING, Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally,The Aga Khan University,The Catalyst for Country-led Health and Nutrition,The Coalition of Centres in Global Child Health,The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, The New York Academy of Sciences,The World Bank Group,UKaid,UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund,USAID, US Agency for International Development,WHO, World Health Organization

An estimated 1.2 billion adolescents aged 10-18 will have a profound impact on the current and future health and well-being of their children, and society as a whole. Through the promotion of healthy diet and eating practices during adolescence, we have the potential to mitigate nutritional deficits generated during the first decade of life, break intergenerational cycles of malnutrition, and limit the epidemic of obesity and noncommunicable diseases /NCD) in adulthood.

This Call to Action lists 7 priority areas to enable better policies and nutritional programmes in the future. 

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