NNIW91 - Nurturing a Healthy Generation of Children: Research Gaps and Opportunities

Editor(s): S. Nicklaus, C. Jeyakumar Henry, T. Nicklas. 91

Infant and childhood nutrition form the basis of an individual’s health in later life. Multiple lines of evidence – from experimental to epidemiological – are converging to highlight the importance of this early period for metabolic programming, physiological growth and cognition. This is the cornerstone of the ‘developmental origin of health and disease’ (DOHAD) paradigm, underscoring the significance of infancy and early childhood for setting the foundation for health. Any public health intervention that seeks to improve the general health of a population or combat disease should therefore target infants and children in order to reap the greatest benefits.


Early Development of Taste and Flavor Preferences and Consequences on Eating Behavior

Author(s): Sophie Nicklaus, Camille Schwartz, Sandrine Monnery-Patris, and Sylvie Issanchou

Parental Feeding Practices and Associations with Children’s Food Acceptance and Picky Eating

Author(s): Lisa R. Fries and Klazine van der Horst

What Children Eat in Developing Countries: Diet in the Etiology of Undernutrition?

Author(s): Christiani Jeyakumar Henry

Children’s Eating Behaviors and Energy Intake: Overlapping Influences and Opportunities for Intervention

Author(s): Ciarán G. Forde, Anna Fogel, and Keri McCrickerd

FITS and KNHS Overview: Methodological Challenges in Dietary Intake Data Collection among Infants, Toddlers, and Children in Selected Countries

Author(s): Alison L. Eldridge

Feeding Patterns of Infants and Toddlers: The Mexico Case Study

Author(s): Salvador Villalpando-Carrión and Alison L. Eldridge

The 2016 Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study: Dietary Intakes and Practices of Children in the United States from Birth to 48 Months

Author(s): Regan Bailey, Shinyoung Jun, and Alison L. Eldridge

Usual Energy and Nutrient Intakes and Food Sources of Filipino Children Aged 6–12 Years from the 2013 National Nutrition Survey

Author(s): Imelda Angeles-Agdeppa, Liya Dinney, and Mario V. Capanzana

Breakfast Consumption versus Breakfast Skipping: The Effect on Nutrient Intake, Weight, and Cognition

Author(s): Carol E. O’Neil and Theresa A. Nicklas

Breakfast, Glycemic Index, and Cognitive Function in School Children: Evidence, Methods, and Mechanisms

Author(s): Sandra I. Sünram-Lea