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Impact of Nutrition on Growth and Development

It is now well understood around the world that good nutrition plays a major role in the health of individuals, at all stages of development and life.

In recent years, detailed clinical research into the effects of nutrition on growth has brought a wealth of new data that is giving fresh understanding to this key area of development particularly in the first 1,000 days of life: appropriate nutrition at this time can program and prepare the body for long-term health status. Poor nutrition can contribute to obesity or stunting and can also have an adverse effect on brain development and cognition.

Citation

Black, M. (2018). Impact of Nutrition on Growth and Development. Nestle Nutrition Institute Workshop Series, [89].