The Importance of Early Nutrition – a Practical Approach

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General Nutrition Growth & Development

The first 1,000 days of life - the time spanning roughly between conception and one’s second birthday - is a unique period of opportunity when the foundations of optimum health, growth, and neurodevelopment across the lifespan are established.

Yet too frequently in developing countries, poverty and malnutrition weaken this foundation, leading to earlier mortality and significant morbidities such as poor health and more insidiously, substantial loss of neurodevelopmental potential

Correction of nutritional deficits alone has been estimated to have the power to increase the world’s intelligence quotient by 10 points

Exclusive breastfeeding is the safest and healthiest option for children everywhere,
guaranteeing infants a food source that is uniquely adapted to their needs while also being safe, clean, healthy, and accessible