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Nutrition and Early Childhood Development

June 27, 2014

Nutrition and Early Childhood Development
Experts discuss the merits of integrating nutrition and early childhood development interventions to nurture the physical and psychological health of underprivileged children.

Almost a quarter of children under the age of five do not reach their full developmental potential as a result of chronic undernutrition, a lack of developmental and educational opportunities, and high social and environmental risks. Children everywhere need access to healthy food to develop their bodies and stimulating activities to develop their minds. Traditionally, these needs have been addressed separately, but would they both be more effective if combined into a single effort? Experts from around the world gather at the headquarters of UNICEF to discuss. Read more in this eBriefing.

This podcast is brought to you by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science.