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The first 1000 days are fully recognized as setting the foundations of a child's lifelong health. However, are you aware that the ultimate realization of an individual's full potential requires a successful bridging from early childhood to adulthood which lies between 5 to 15 years of age: The Transformative 10 years?
During The Transformative 10, boys and girls experience rapid and visible changes that will affect the rest of their lives. The Transformative 10 is the last major opportunity to shape growth and development, including healthy dietary habits, to maximize the chances of each child reaching their full potential.
Topics on this page include:
1. Introduction to Transformative 10
2. NUTRITION enabling Transformation
3. Cognitive BRAIN evolution
4. BODY metamorphosis
5. BEHAVIOR progression
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Introduction to Transformative 10

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The Transformative 10: Nourishing the Brain, Body and Behavior

Importance of transformative years from 5 to 15 y.o
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The importance of transformative years from 5 to 15 y.o - Dr. Jose Saavedra

Global and regional trends in nutritional status of young people
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Global and regional trends in the nutritional status of young people: a critical and neglected age group

Adolescent Undernutrition - Global Burden, Physiology, and Nutritional Risks
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Adolescent Undernutrition: Global Burden, Physiology, and Nutritional Risks

NNIW95
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NNIW95 - Building Future Health and Well-Being of Thriving Toddlers and Young Children

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NUTRITION enabling Transformation

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The Transformative 10: Nutrition as the Enabler

Transformative 10. Video 1
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Importance of NUTRITION in transformative years from 5 to 15 y.o - Dr. Francois-Pierre Martin

Dietary calcium and zinc deficiency risks are decreasing but remain prevalent
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Physical Activity, Fitness, Cognitive Function, and Academic Achievement in Children: A Systematic Review

Dietary calcium and zinc deficiency risks are decreasing but remain prevalent
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Dietary calcium and zinc deficiency risks are decreasing but remain prevalent

Vegan diet in young children
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Vegan diet in young children

Role of Cow's Milk in Growth of Children
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Role of Cow's Milk in Growth of Children

Contribution of Milk Beverages to Nutrient Adequacy of Young Children and Preschool Children in the Philippines
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Contribution of Milk Beverages to Nutrient Adequacy of Young Children and Preschool Children in the Philippines

The Importance of Food Composition Data for Estimating Micronutrient Intake
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The Importance of Food Composition Data for Estimating Micronutrient Intake: What Do We Know Now and into the Future?

Annales 77.3 - Vitamin D: From Gestation to Adolescence in Health and Disease
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Annales 77.3 - Vitamin D: From Gestation to Adolescence in Health and Disease

Global Landscape of Malnutrition in Infants and Young Children
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Global Landscape of Malnutrition in Infants and Young Children

Understanding Drivers of Dietary Behavior before and during Pregnancy in Industrialized Countries
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Understanding Drivers of Dietary Behavior before and during Pregnancy in Industrialized Countries

NNIW70 - Meeting Micronutrient Requirements for Health and Development
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NNIW70 - Meeting Micronutrient Requirements for Health and Development

Milk and Linear Growth: Programming of the IGF-1 Axis and Implication for Health in Adulthood
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Milk and Linear Growth: Programming of the IGF-1 Axis and Implication for Health in Adulthood

Nutrition and Metabolism in School-Age Children
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Nutrition and Metabolism in School-Age Children

Nutritional Status and Dietary Intake of School-Age Children and Early Adolescents: Systematic Review in a Developing Country and Lessons for the Global Perspective
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Nutritional Status and Dietary Intake of School-Age Children and Early Adolescents: Systematic Review in a Developing Country and Lessons for the Global Perspective.

Misreporting of Energy Intake From Food Records Completed by Adolescents: Associations With Sex, Body Image, Nutrient, and Food Group Intake
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Misreporting of Energy Intake From Food Records Completed by Adolescents: Associations With Sex, Body Image, Nutrient, and Food Group Intake

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Cognitive BRAIN evolution

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The Transformative 10: Nourishing the Brain

Importance of transformative years from 5 to 10 y.o on BRAIN development
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Importance of transformative years from 5 to 10 y.o for BRAIN development - Dr. Sarah Costello

Importance of transformative years from 11 to 15 y.o for BRAIN development
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Importance of transformative years from 11 to 15 y.o for BRAIN development - Dr. Sarah Costello

Nutrients for executive function development and related brain connectivity in school-aged children
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Nutrients for executive function development and related brain connectivity in school-aged children

Physical activity, diet and other behavioural interventions for improving cognition and school achievement in children and adolescents with obesity or overweight
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Physical activity, diet and other behavioural interventions for improving cognition and school achievement in children and adolescents with obesity or overweight

Nutrition Effects on Childhood Executive Control
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Nutrition Effects on Childhood Executive Control

A Review of the Effects of Physical Activity on Cognition and Brain Health across Children and Adolescence
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A Review of the Effects of Physical Activity on Cognition and Brain Health across Children and Adolescence

NNIW89 - Recent Research in Nutrition & Growth
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NNIW89 - Recent Research in Nutrition & Growth

NNIW95: Nutrition effects on Brain and Cognition in Children
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NNIW95: Nutrition effects on Brain and Cognition in Children

Food-Approach Eating Behaviors and Brain Morphology: The Generation R Study
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Food-Approach Eating Behaviors and Brain Morphology: The Generation R Study

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BODY metamorphosis

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The Transformative 10: Nutrition for Growth

Committee on Nutrition. Optimizing bone health in children and adolescents
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Committee on Nutrition: Optimising bone health in children and adolescents

Adolescents' perspectives on food literacy and its impact on their dietary behaviours
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Adolescents' perspectives on food literacy and its impact on their dietary behaviours

The Importance of Providing Opportunities for Health Behaviors during the School Day
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The Importance of Providing Opportunities for Health Behaviors during the School Day

The Importance of Providing Opportunities for Health Behaviors during the School Day
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The Importance of Providing Opportunities for Health Behaviors during the School Day

Use of Tri-Ponderal Mass Index in Predicting Late Adolescent Overweight and Obesity in Children Aged 7–18
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Use of Tri-Ponderal Mass Index in Predicting Late Adolescent Overweight and Obesity in Children Aged 7–18

Bone Health in School-Age Children: Effects of Nutritional Intake on Outcomes
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Bone Health in School-Age Children: Effects of Nutritional Intake on Outcomes

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BEHAVIOR progression

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The Transformative 10: Nutrition meets Behavior

Milk intake during childhood and adolescence, adult bone density, and osteoporotic fractures in US women.
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Milk intake during childhood and adolescence, adult bone density, and osteoporotic fractures in US women

Importance of Motor Skills Development: Karen Adolph
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NNIW95: Importance of Motor Skills Development - Karen Adolph

Public Health Issues in Infant and Child Nutrition
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Public Health Issues in Infant and Child Nutrition

Annales 65.3 - Public Health Issues in Infant and Child Nutrition
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Annales 65.3 - Growth of Children - A Global Perspective