The Nest 49: Nourishing the growth and development of toddlers

Editor(s):
Mauro Fisberg, Marie-Noëlle Horcajada, Nicolas Bonnet, Astrid Horstman, Pascal Stuelsatz, and Vanessa Hernández Rosiles

The highest growth rates in weight and length occur during fetal life and in the first two years of life after birth and during adolescence. Nutrition in childhood is crucial for adequate growth and development, including adequate immune system functioning and brain development.