Growth and development
In each growth stage of a child, the characteristics of growth and development differ, which translates to different nutrient requirements. Getting adequate nutrition during the growing years is important to lay a good foundation not only for a child’s health but also for potential cognitive development. Thus, preventing malnutrition in a child becomes pivotal.
According to experts, a diversified approach on prevention of malnutrition in different life stages is important to reach the ‘Global targets 2025’ of the World Health Organization (WHO) and further improve maternal, infant and young child nutrition after the 2015 deadline of the Millennium Goals.