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Improving Nutrition During Middle Childhood and Adolescence by 2023: A Research Roadmap

Despite the importance of nutrition during middle childhood (5–9 years) and adolescence (10–19 years) for the health and well-being of current and future generations, the 5–19-year period remains relatively neglected in research, policy and programming agendas. In 2021, Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) conducted a research prioritisation exercise using the Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI) methodology. This research roadmap provides a scoping review of available literature for the six priority research areas identified by the CHNRI exercise (Table 1). It collates current knowledge, evidence gaps and lessons learnt from research conducted in other health-related fields to set out a detailed, global research agenda to support nutrition for children and adolescents 5–19 years of age in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) over the next 10 years.

Emergency Nutrition Network Wrottesley et al. January 2023
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