Thursday, June 6, 2013
Nutrition during first 1,000 days of life crucial for childhood and economic development
Nutrition during first 1,000 days of life crucial for childhood and economic development: "This series strengthens the evidence that a nation's economic advancement is tied to the first 1,000 days of every child's life," says Black. "Malnutrition can haunt children for the rest of their lives. Undernourished children are more susceptible to infectious diseases and achieve less education and have lower cognitive abilities. As a result, undernutrition can significantly impede a country's economic growth." While some progress has been made in recent years, Black and colleagues estimates that over 165 million children were affected by stunting and 50 million by wasting in 2011.
Posted by CR Petersen at 5:50 PM