Ensuring Children’s Cognitive & Physical Development Through Animal Source Foods

IFPRI is participating in the symposium, “Ensuring Children’s Cognitive & Physical Development Through Animal Source Foods” organized by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems– The U.S. Government’s Global Hunger & Food Security Initiative.

 

The symposium will explore the realities, implications, and impacts of chronic malnutrition, which leads to stunting or reduced height for age. It will emphasize that increased attention should be given to understanding and exploiting the benefits and minimizing risks associated with consumption of animal-source foods (ASF), i.e. meat, cheese, milk and eggs, by the vulnerable, especially children and women. It will also discuss the importance of addressing complementary factors that influence stunting such as Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH), gut health, and animal-source food contaminants like aflatoxin and food borne-pathogens.

The audience will include U.S. Members of Congress and their staffers, and governmental, private, and nonprofit sector representatives.

    Session II: Challenges of ASF consumption

    Potential Benefits and Challenges to Using Animal Source Foods to Reduce Infant Malnutrition (June 5, 2019 — 1:20pm – 1:40pm)