In developing countries, detrimental feeding practices and poor weaning diets, characterized by inadequate calories, protein, and micronutrients, account for high levels of malnutrition, morbidity, and mortality among children 6-24 months of age.
In most cases, nutritional status does not deteriorate after the second or third year of life.
Nevertheless, nutrition interventions frequently fail to target young children.
Children between the ages of 6-24 months represent a small proportion of beneficiaries of supplementary feeding programs.
Increases in household income, particularly when controlled by men, may not be used for the purchase of additional food or better quality food for young children.
Women's time, labor, and income constraints are barriers to the adoption of diet and behavior changes that would improve child nitrition.
Mots-clés Pascal : Alimentation, Métabolisme pathologie, Etat nutritionnel, Nourrisson, Homme, Malnutrition, Carence alimentaire, Pays en développement, Mortalité, Sevrage
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Feeding, Metabolic diseases, Nutritional status, Infant, Human, Malnutrition, Nutritional deficiency, Developing countries, Mortality, Weaning
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Cote : 94-0268863
Code Inist : 002B22C. Création : 199406.