Nutrition and Child Development

Maureen M. Black, Betsy Lozoff, Angela C.B. Trude

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Nutrition is a critical component of early child development. Using a life-course perspective beginning during the first 1000 days (conception to age 24 months) and the nurturing care framework, in this chapter we review the evidence linking nutrition and early child development in eleven topics: (1) Early Years, (2) Pregnancy, (3) Breastfeeding, (4) Micronutrient Deficiencies, (5) Infant Growth, (6) Premature Birth and Low Birth Weight, (7) Failure to Thrive, (8) Obesity, (9) Responsive Feeding, and (10) Food Security and Environmental Stress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780128165119
ISBN (Print)9780128165126
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • 1000 days
  • Breastfeeding
  • Child development
  • Environmental stress
  • Failure-to-thrive
  • Good insecurity
  • Infant growth
  • Iodine deficiency
  • Iron deficiency
  • Micronutrients
  • Nurturing care framework
  • Obesity
  • Responsive feeding
  • Zinc deficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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