|Food and Nutrition Bulletin Volume 20, Number 1, 1999 (UNU, 1999, 181 pages)|
|Effects of health and nutrition on cognitive and behavioural development in children in the first three years of life. Part 1: Low birthweight, breastfeeding, and protein-energy malnutrition|
In countries where stunting is highly prevalent, there is an urgent need to institute programmes to improve children's nutritional status. Such programmes are probably most effective if they are instituted among children in the first three years of life  and are integrated with child care and psychosocial interventions.