AUR and the FAO host joint seminar on The Nexus of Nutrition and Early Child Development
On Thursday 19th January at FAO headquarters in Rome, the FAO and AUR will host a joint seminar to launch the forthcoming publication by Harold Alderman, AUR Visiting Professor, and Lia Fernald on nutrition and early child development, The Nexus of Nutrition and Early Child Development.
The paper looks at both nutrition and early child stimulation interventions as part of an integrated life cycle approach to development. The authors build on recent systematic reviews of child development, which are comprehensive in regards to what is currently known about outcomes reported in key studies. They then focus particularly upon implementation, scaling, and economic returns drawing mainly on experience in low and middle-income countries where under-nutrition and poor child development remain significant public health challenges with implications across the life course.