Girls talking as they work.

Participants call on the international community to continue to raise awareness, encourage a coordinated and collective response, and prioritize specific actions that will generate the...

Keywords: Adolescents
Photo of a group of women.

SPRING presented at the 1,000 Days Advocacy Working Group Meeting on six years of work highlighting gender equity for improved nutrition.

Close up image of adolescent boys and girls smiling at the camera.

The SPRING project worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop this guideline to help countries adopt and adapt evidence-informed interventions and improve adolescent...

SPRING SBCC Team Lead Peggy Koniz-Booher facilitates a discussion on Referral Systems/Pathways in a breakout session.

SPRING hosted a joint meeting of the MIYCN-FP Integration and the FP-Immunization Integration Working Groups to discuss ways to further integrate service delivery.

SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic launches a Facebook page to reach urban communities with key nutrition messages. 

Presenting on the 1,000 Day Window of Opportunity

In partnership with the Ministry of Health’s Republican Center for Health Promotion, SPRING trained media representatives on how to better promote nutrition.

Group of women sitting in a circle outside

Happy #IWD2016! Learn how SPRING is empowering women through better nutrition.

adolescent girl smiling into camera

SPRING partners with PAHO/WHO, USAID, and FANTA to guide programs in improving diet and eating practices of adolescent girls and women of reproductive age.

Keywords: Adolescents


Photo of a group of adolescents smiling and huddling together to pose.

The first 1,000 days, the period between the start of a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday, is the most critical time in life for growth and development and also the most...


Cover image featuring row of illustrated girls and page title.

Adolescent girls in low-and-middle-income countries (LMIC) have poor nutrition profiles, including high risks for undernutrition, overweight/obesity, and micronutrient deficiencies. To...

Front page of document. Strip of artist renderings of adolescent women from different countries across top. Title of document below.

This report details a two-day high-level stakeholder consultation that was organized and co-hosted by United States Agency for International Development (USAID); SPRING; and the Pan...

Keywords: Adolescents
Photo of a kid holding a soccer ball

This report is intended to provoke discussion and catalyze change among existing nutrition and OVC institutions, decision-makers, practitioners, and influencers. Since USAID has included...

Photo of a child being fed by two women

It has long been recognized that the nutritional and health status of a woman before and/or during early pregnancy affects physiologic adjustment to pregnancy and the condition of the...

Keywords: Adolescents
Photo of a woman selling produce at a market

The 2013 Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition provided new evidence on the importance of women’s nutrition at the time of conception and during pregnancy, not only to ensure...

Keywords: Adolescents


Improving the Diet and Eating Practices of Adolescent Girls

Webinar on the current nutritional status and practices of adolescent girls globally, and why investments in their health and well-being are crucial to improve nutrition worldwide.

group photo of particiapants

On March 16-17, 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), SPRING, and the USAID-funded Food and Nutrition...


Student highlighted in red to depict prevalence of anemia among students

SPRING/Uganda developed “For Very Little, Gain More” as an advocacy video to improve school feeding through procurement of fortified maize flour for students’ meals. The video engages...

Keywords: Anemia, Fortification, Adolescents
Location: Uganda

Job Aids and Tools

Graphic showing an icon of a book and the AREA logo

Therefore the purpose of the summary table is to provide AREA members with an overview of all the current WHO iron supplementation recommendations by life stage (target population) and...

Keywords: Anemia, Adolescents
A doctor counsels a woman holding a baby on proper nutrition

This module is intended to prepare facilitators/trainers with technical knowledge and skills to train doctors and nurses about adolescent and women’s nutrition and anemia throughout the...


Participants discuss service integration models in a breakout session.

SPRING hosted a joint meeting of the MIYCN-FP Integration and the FP-Immunization Integration Working Groups to discuss ways to further integrate service delivery.

An overhead view of hundreds of event participants.

In April 2017, SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic and the Kyrgyz tele-radio company, Tumar, organized seven free concerts in seven townships—Jalalabad, Tash-Kumyr, Kara-Kul, Kochkor-Ata, Mailuu-Suu,...

Presenting ideas at the training

In partnership with the Ministry of Health’s Republican Center for Health Promotion, SPRING trained 32 members of national media on how to better promote nutrition during a two-day Media...

Training Materials

Illustration of a boy growing up

The Nutrition and Hygiene for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria training package was designed to provide basic technical knowledge on nutrition and hygiene needs beyond the first 1...


 Adolescent girls aged 12-17 review illustrations conveying information on dietary diversity during concept testing for nutrition and hygiene activities included in a training package geared towards OVCs.

SPRING partners with civil society volunteers to test key nutrition counseling concepts among orphans and other vulnerable children.

Technical Areas

Resource Review Summaries

The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science has released a request for proposal for a research activity on the effective delivery of nutrition interventions for adolescent girls and young...

Keywords: Anemia, Adolescents

The World Health Organization (WHO) released global, evidence-based guidelines on routine antenatal care (ANC) for pregnant women and adolescent girls receiving ANC in a healthcare or...

Keywords: Anemia, Adolescents

The Micronutrient Initiative (MI), in collaboration with the Government of Canada, launched the Right Start program in Senegal, with the goal of reducing anemia in women and adolescent...

Reducing stunting in South Asia requires the coordination of nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific interventions, especially measures that lead to improved nutritional status for...

Professionals, organizations, and stakeholders will come together for the Micronutrient Forum Global Conference on October 24-28, 2016, in Cancun, Mexico. The focus for this year’s forum...

This news item highlights the importance of targeting adolescent girls, as we strive to reduce global rates of anemia and reach the World Health Assembly target to reduce anemia by 50...

Keywords: Adolescents, Anemia

As part of a series of online question-and-answer sessions that pose questions to leading experts in the areas of nutrition and food security, The Guardian hosted a live chat to answer the...

Keywords: Adolescents