Journal article

Feasibility and impact of school-based nutrition education interventions on the diets of adolescent girls in Ethiopia: a non-masked, cluster-randomised, controlled trial (Kim S, Sununtnasuk C, et al, The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. 2023)

07 Sep 23
Topic(s): Adolescent nutrition
Location: Ethiopia
Language(s): English
Audience: Health and service providers, Program designers and implementers
Organization: Alive & Thrive
Programs: Interpersonal communication, Social and behavior change
Journal article cover page
Journal article cover page

Adolescence is a critical period of physical and psychological development, especially for girls, because poor nutrition can affect their wellbeing as well as that of their children. This article presents the results of a core package of school-based nutrition education interventions delivered through public primary schools in two regions (Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region [SNNPR] and Somali) in Ethiopia in terms of feasibility and impact on dietary diversity, meal frequency, and consumption of unhealthy foods in adolescent girls.