Health & Nutrition

Children born in Young Lives countries today are less likely than their predecessors to be stunted, and more likely to have access to clean water and sanitation. However, the poorest children are as likely to suffer stunting as they were 15 years ago, and are increasingly disadvantaged relative to other children. Good nutrition and health are fundamental to children’s chances of achieving their full potential in life.

With growing evidence from Young Lives and other studies that recovery from stunting is possible, we need a focus on both early and sustained interventions to ensure these foundations are in place throughout even the poorest child’s formative years.

As the Young Lives children are now in their second decade we are looking more closely at their specific nutrition status, and particularly that of the adolescent girls in the study.

Latest research: Nutrition

Maternal Age and Offspring Human Capital in India
Journal Article
The double burden of malnutrition among youth: Trajectories and inequalities in four emerging economies
Journal Article
Growth and Nutrition: Preliminary Findings from the Round 5 Survey in Peru
Country report
United We Stand, Divided We Fall: Maternal Social Participation and Children's Nutritional Status in Peru
Working paper
Growth and Nutrition: Preliminary Findings from the Round 5 Survey in India
Country report
Child undernutrition: opportunities beyond the first 1000 days
Journal Article
Children’s weight changes according to maternal perception of the child’s weight and health: A prospective cohort of Peruvian children
Journal Article
Households across All Income Quintiles Increased Animal Source Food Expenditures Substantially during Recent Peruvian Economic Growth
Journal Article

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