ENSURING GOOD NUTRITION IN THE FIRST THOUSAND DAYS: THE ROLE OF MICRONUTRIENTS

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Nutrition is the intake of food considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs (WHO). Food provides the body with energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins, and minerals to live, grow and function properly. Good nutrition and physical activity are the cornerstones of both good physical and mental health.

THE FIRST 1000 DAYS, WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT

The first 1000 days of life refer to the period between conception and the period when a child celebrates his or her second birthday. The child’s body and brain develop at a very rapid pace at this time, making it a very crucial stage in the child’s life.

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