Navigation Links
Intervention in first 1,000 days vital to fulfilling childhood potential
Date:2/6/2014

Safeguarding the healthy development of the next generation is vital for the long term success of the United Nation's Millennium Development goals. New research in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences highlights the need to integrate global strategies aimed at tackling nutrition and cognitive development within the first thousand days of childhood.

"Global estimates by UNICEF reveal that over 165 million children below the age of five suffer from stunted growth," said Professor Dr. Maureen Black from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and editor of the special issue. "Early stunting is an indicator which helps us estimate the number of children who do not reach their developmental potential."

Published via Online Access, the freely available special issue reveals how poverty, nutritional deficiencies, and a lack of responsive caregiving and learning opportunities combine to undermine childhood potential. The result is the estimated 200 million children in developing countries, under the age of five who are not reaching their developmental potential.

Professor Black and Professor Kathryn Dewey, from the University of California-Davis, highlight the importance of combining intervention strategies which focus on both nutrition and early learning. They highlight several implementation recommendations detailed in the special issue, including:

  • Effects of integrated child development and nutrition interventions on child development and nutritional status
    By Sally M. Grantham-McGregor, Lia C. H. Fernald, Rose M. C. Kagawa and Susan Walker

  • Advantages and challenges of integration: opportunities for integrating early childhood development and nutrition programming
    By Ann M. DiGirolamo, Pablo Stansbery and Mary Lung'aho

  • Issues in the timing of integrated early interventions: contributions from nutrition, neuroscience, and psychological research
    By Theodore D. Wachs, Michael Georgieff, Sarah Cusick and Bruce S. McEwen

  • Measures and indicators for assessing impact of interventions integrating nutrition, health, and early childhood development
    By Edward A. Frongillo, Fahmida Tofail, Jena D. Hamadani, Andrea M. Warren and Syeda F. Mehrin

Read the full list of papers here:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nyas.2014.1308.issue-1/issuetoc?

A launch event for the special issue, Every Child's Potential: Integrating Early Childhood Development and Nutrition Interventions, will be co-hosted by The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences and UNICEF at the United Nations on February 6th 2014.

"This collection of papers contributes not only a number of perspectives on best-practices for realizing optimal childhood development through various interventionsespecially nutritionbut also new ideas to foster increased study of problems that prevent health and well-being of children," said Annals Editor-in-Chief, Douglas Braaten.


'/>"/>
Contact: Ben Norman
Sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
44-012-437-70375
Wiley
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Media alert: Society of Interventional Radiologys Annual Scientific Meeting
2. Philips CX50 xMATRIX now offers world-class interventional and diagnostic features on single portable system
3. New research identifies risks, interventions for childrens GI health
4. Society of Interventional Radiology: 38th Annual Scientific Meeting
5. Canadians support interventions to reduce dietary salt
6. Employees shed pounds in worksite-based weight loss intervention with behavioral counseling
7. Society of Interventional Radiology: Time to rethink varicose veins
8. Medical societies unite on patient-centered measures for nonsurgical stroke interventions
9. Rhode Island Hospital: Adult entertainment workers likely to benefit from health care intervention
10. More evidence needed to support use of autism interventions
11. Society of Interventional Radiology hails affirmation of specialtys role in patient care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/15/2016)...  Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a ... gut microbiome, today announced the pricing of an ... common stock and warrants to purchase 50,000,000 shares ... the public of $1.00 per share and accompanying ... offering, excluding the proceeds, if any from the ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... The report forecasts the biometrics ... a CAGR of 12.28% during the period 2016-2020. ... with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape ... includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. ...
(Date:6/21/2016)... 21, 2016 NuData Security announced today that ... of principal product architect and that Jon ... customer development. Both will report directly to ... moves reflect NuData,s strategic growth in its product ... customer demand and customer focus values. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... Eurofins announces the appointment of Sean Murray , ... Inc. (ESI). Mr. Murray will bring valuable expertise ... experience in leading international business teams. As the National Division Leader, ... uphold Eurofins, status as the global leader in bio-analytical testing services. ... , , ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 8, 2016 Oxford Gene Technology ... SureSeq™ NGS panel range with the launch of the SureSeq ... study of variants in familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). The panel delivers ... on a single small panel and allows customisation by ,mix ... all exons for LDLR , P C ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Microbial genomics ... Awards. uBiome is one of just six company finalists in the Health & ... to uBiome, companies nominated as finalists in this year’s awards include Google, SpaceX, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 8, 2016  HedgePath Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQX: HPPI), ... and plans to commercialize innovative therapeutics for patients ... stock were approved for trading on the OTCQX ... the OTCQX, effective today, under the ticker symbol ... market, companies must meet high financial standards, follow ...
Breaking Biology Technology: