GROWTH SUMMIT: ADVANCING NUTRITION SCIENCE FOR OPTIMAL CHILDHOOD GROWTH
Robert Murray, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Dr Murray reviews recent evidence regarding the use of nutrition intervention to promote catch-up growth as early as four weeks in children at nutritional risk. Early intervention with quality dietary intake, oral nutritional supplementation, dietary counseling, and close follow-up care can help mitigate risk for long term effects on linear growth, body composition, and neurocognitive development. Dr Murray also explains the exceptional case of the nutrient-consuming and rapidly growing brain during the first 1,000 days of life.