GROWTH SUMMIT: ADVANCING NUTRITION SCIENCE FOR OPTIMAL CHILDHOOD GROWTH

4th International Conference on Nutrition & Growth 2017, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Growth Faltering in Childhood: Causes and Consequences

Robert E. Black, MD
Institute for International Programs
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Dr Black discusses the impact of undernutrition on growth faltering and morbidity in children that are stunted or at risk of growth stunting. Inadequate diet, infectious diseases, environmental enteropathy, and toxic exposures to mycotoxins are all substantial contributors to growth faltering. Dr Black also discusses evidence that food supplementation with nutrition education may help lower risk for mortality and long term consequences from suboptimal growth.

Conference Videos
Prof Moshe Phillip, MD
Julian Lui, PhD
Kate Ward, PhD
Presentation:
Nutrition and Musculoskeletal Growth (34:21)
Robert E. Black, MD
Presentation:
Growth Faltering in Childhood—Causes and Consequences (34:12)
Marion Aw, MD
Robert Murray, MD, FAAP
Presentation:
Malnutrition—The Child At-Risk (29:35)

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