Presented by Chessa Kenrick Lutter, PhD, Senior Advisor, Food and Nutrition with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization and Lora L. Iannotti, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Institute of Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis.
Stunting and the related problem of hidden hunger continue to be the prevailing undernutrition problems globally. Interventions to address these issues have largely focused on micronutrient supplements or fortified, processed foods. Drs. Chessa Lutter and Lora Iannotti will present the background rationale for use of affordable and locally available animal source foods. They will discuss important findings the Lulun Study in Ecuador in which eggs were introduced early during the complementary feeding period with significant effects on linear growth and stunting reduction. The presentation will conclude with proposed program and research agenda arising from this study.
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