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close this bookFood and Nutrition Bulletin Volume 20, Number 1, 1999 (UNU, 1999, 181 pages)
close this folderEffects 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
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View the documentIntroduction
View the documentLow birthweight
View the documentStudies of children in the first two years
View the documentStudies of children two to seven years of age
View the documentStudies of children 7 to 17 years of age
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View the documentInteractions with the environment
View the documentConclusions about the effects of IUGR on development
View the documentBreastfeeding
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View the documentShort-term effects of breastfeeding
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View the documentConclusions and policy implications
View the documentProtein-energy malnutrition
View the documentSevere malnutrition
Open this folder and view contentsModerate stunting and wasting
View the documentLongitudinal associations
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View the documentVulnerable age
View the documentMechanism
View the documentConclusions about mild-to-moderate stunting
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Policy implications and recommendations

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 [154] and are integrated with child care and psychosocial interventions.