Launch of the Lancet series on adolescent growth and nutrition

Launch of the Lancet series on adolescent growth and nutrition


Adolescence brings phenomenal growth, transforming every physiological system. For this reason, adolescent growth and nutrition carry implications for health across the life-course and into the next generation. Yet long-standing problems of micronutrient deficiencies and food insecurity persist as new problems related to overweight and obesity accelerate. Despite these trends, adolescent growth and nutrition remains overlooked in policy and investment.

This Series outlines the role of nutrition in adolescent growth, the drivers of adolescent food choice, and evidence on what works in policy and programming. Its recommendations focus on the commitments needed from national governments, across sectors and agencies and the role that role that young people themselves might play in galvanising action.

At this global launch, lead authors* and panel members will discuss the key findings and recommendations to achieve better nutrition for this generation. The panel discussion will be followed by Q&A from the audience.

Simultaneous translations available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.

Join a full panel of distinguished speakers, including

  • Dr. Richard Horton- The Lancet
  • Professor Shane Norris*- University of the Witwatersrand
  • Dr. Lynnette Neufeld*- Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
  • Dr. Purnima Menon*- International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Professor George Patton*- Murdoch Children's Research Institute
  • Dr. Francesco Branca- World Health Organization
  • Dr. Sufia Askari- Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
  • Dr. Juan River- National Institute of Public Health
  • Sophie Healy-Thow, Act4Food
  • Dr. Seth Adu-Afarwuah, University of Ghana
  • Dr. Sabine Kleinert, The Lancet

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