Advocacy for improving nutrition in the first 1000 days to support child brain development

Monday, Mar 12, 2018

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a policy statement, which aims to inform healthcare professionals including pediatricians on the key role of nutrition in brain development during the first 1000 days, where overall nutrition and provision of adequate amount of key macro- and micro-nutrients at critical developmental periods are necessary to support neurodevelopment, including protein, zinc, iron, choline, folate, iodine, vitamins A, D, B6, B12, and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.


Schwarzenberg SJ, Georgieff MK; Committee on Nutrition. Advocacy for Improving Nutrition in the First 1000 Days to Support Childhood Development and Adult Health. Pediatrics. 2018;141(2): pii: e20173716. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-3716 [Epub ahead of print].

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