Adolescent, preconception, and maternal nutrition represent a major public health issue that affects not only the health of adolescents and women, but also that of future generations.

FIGO recommends that maternal nutrition should be part of a life-course approach that views perinatal health within the context of women’s overall health. 

See below a selection of resources encouraging health care providers to “Think Nutrition First”— focusing on optimising adolescent and maternal nutrition and health, starting in the preconception years.