Meat, milk, eggs can make a big difference in the first 1,000 days of life in low-income countries—New report
Cover of a new report,The influence of livestock-derived foods on nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life, by Delia Grace, Paula Dominguez-Salas, Silvia Alonso, Mats Lannerstad, Emmanuel Muunda and Nicholas Ngwili, all of ILRI, and Abbas Omar, Mishal Khan and Eloghene Otobo of Chatham House, 2018, ILRI Research Report 44. Nairobi, Kenya: ILRI.
There is great potential for
food produced from livestock
to contribute to better health
in low-income populations.
—Review by the International Livestock Research Institute
and the Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security
Global efforts to limit or reduce
the consumption of meat, milk and eggs
over environmental concerns
should exclude pregnant and breastfeeding women
and babies under the age of 2,
especially in low-income settings
where other sources of protein and micronutrients
are not available or not customarily used.
An extensive review of research found demonstrable nutritional benefits of providing children, particularly in…
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