Expert meeting on child growth and micronutrient deficiencies - New initiatives for developing countries to achieve millennium development goals: executive summary report

Avita A. Usfar, Endang Laksminingsih, Reynaldo Martorell, Hamam Hadi, Razak Thaha, Idrus Jus'at, Atmarita, Drajat Martianto, Hardinsyah Ridwan, Soekirman

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Abstract

Undernutrition in early childhood has long-term physical and intellectual consequences. Improving child growth should start before the age of two years and be an integrated effort between all sectors, covering all aspects such as diet and nutrient intake, disease reduction, optimum child care, and improved environmental sanitation. To discuss these issues, the Indonesian Danone Institute Foundation organized an expert meeting on Child Growth and Micronutrient Deficiencies: New Initiatives for Developing Countries to Achieve Millennium Development Goals. The objective of the meeting was to have a retrospective view on child growth: lessons learned from programs to overcome under-nutrition in the developed countries and to relate the situation to the Indonesian context, as well as to discuss implications for future programs. Recommendations derived from the meeting include focus intervention on the window of opportunity group, re-activation of the Integrated Health Post at the village level, improvement of infant and young child feeding, expand food fortification intervention programs, strengthen supplementation programs with multi-micronutrient, and strengthening public and private partnership on food related programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)462-469
Number of pages8
JournalAsia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition
Volume18
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

Keywords

  • Child
  • Deficiencies
  • Growth
  • Indonesia
  • Micronutrient

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