Watch: Adolescent girls share why good nutrition matters
Why does nutrition matter to you? We asked girls involved with adolescent nutrition programming that very question. This is what they had to say.
Posted on October 25, 2023
The right nutrition at the right time is critical for any young person to realize their full potential. After infancy, adolescence is the most rapid period of growth with the highest nutritional needs, providing a second window of opportunity for catch-up growth and development.
Nutrition International’s adolescent nutrition program is designed to support the real-world realities of girls’ lived experiences. Through weekly iron and folic acid supplementation (WIFAS) and nutrition education, we work with governments around the world to support adolescents to get the nutrition they need when they need it. More so, we provide support so that adolescents understand their own development – to be empowered self-advocates now and in the future.
But don’t just take it from us! Watch the video and hear first-hand from adolescent girls involved with nutrition programming.