NNIW85 - Preventive Aspects of Early Nutrition - NNI Workshop

M. Fewtrell, F. Haschke, S. Prescott

The 85th Nestlé Nutrition Workshop was based on well-established and documented evidence that early-life events, including nutrition, play a powerful role in programming a person’s development, metabolism and health for the future. The implications of early nutrition programming are significant – particularly when it comes to the risk of suffering cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity, as well as effects on immune function, allergy risk, and cognitive and behavioral outcomes later in life. It was concluded that by ensuring appropriate nutrition early in life, we have enormous potential to improve the health of future generations.