• Every Child's Potential

    Integrating Interventions for Early Childhood Development

    Every Child's Potential

    Integrating Interventions for Early Childhood Development

    Organizers: Maureen M. Black (University of Maryland), Kathryn G. Dewey (University of California, Davis), Lia Fernald (University of California, Berkeley), Sally Grantham-McGregor (University College London, UK), Theodore D. Wachs (Purdue University), Susan Walker (University of the West Indies, Jamaica), Aisha K. Yousafzai (Aga Khan University, Pakistan), and Mandana Arabi (The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science)Presented by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science and the Global Child Development Group
    Reported by Alla Katsnelson | Posted June 18, 2013


    One hundred and sixty five million children in low- and middle-income countries never reach their full developmental, educational, and economic potential as a result of exposure to poverty, malnutrition, poor health, and unstimulating home environments. Interventions that promote good nutrition make a difference: studies show nutritional interventions can improve both growth and child development. Psychosocial-stimulation interventions can also improve child development. Integrating nutritional interventions into child-development programs could thus be an effective way to promote both, but there is little information on integrated interventions. On April 3–4, 2013, researchers from around the world met at the New York Academy of Sciences for Every Child's Potential: Integrating Nutrition, Health, and Psychosocial Interventions to Promote Early Childhood Development, a conference presented by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science in partnership with the Global Child Development Group. The meeting focused on how to integrate nutritional and other types of interventions into programs for early childhood development.

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    Presentations available from:
    Harold Alderman, PhD (International Food Policy Research Institute)
    Margaret E. Bentley, PhD (University of North Carolina)
    Maureen M. Black, PhD (University of Maryland)
    Pia Rebello Britto, PhD (Yale Child Study Center)
    Ann DiGirolamo, PhD, MPH (CARE International)
    Edward A. Frongillo, PhD (University of South Carolina)
    Sally Grantham-McGregor, MBBS, MD, DPH (University College London, UK)
    Kirsten M. Hurley, PhD (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health)
    David Pelletier, PhD (Cornell University)
    Oliver Petrovic, MD, MPH (UNICEF)
    Atif Rahman, MD, PhD (University of Liverpool, UK)
    Rebecca J. Stoltzfus, PhD (Cornell University)
    Mark Tomlinson, PhD (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
    Theodore D. Wachs, PhD (Purdue University)
    Aisha K. Yousafzai, PhD (Aga Khan University, Pakistan)

    Presented by

    • The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science
    • a program of The New York Academy of Sciences