Elizabeth Dyke, Sophie Pénicaud, Jennifer Hatchard, Anne-Marie Dawson, Oresto Munishi, and Chowdhury Jalal, MBBS, PhD.

Published: June 17, 2021


To improve nutritional knowledge and attitudes of girls and young women, Nutrition International partnered with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to pilot the Girl-Powered Nutrition (GPN). A largely qualitative, formative evaluation was commissioned to share adolescent girls’ and programmers’ experiences with co-designing and implementing the GPN program. Themes related to working with adolescent girls were identified: co-design; ensure adequate exposure and suitable timing; tailor program curriculum appropriately to adolescent age and stage; target adolescent gatekeepers and duty-bearers; and, address the underlying issues of poverty, gender inequality, and structural norms.

DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzab083