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Nutrition support over the first 1000 days: how can nutrition influence the immune system?

Rosan Meyer


A healthy diet during the first 1000 days for the mother and the young child has been shown to have a positive impact on the immune system. Nutritional status, in particular growth status plays a role in the immune system, so optimizing growth and avoiding either under or overnutrition has a positive impact on the immune system. Healthy eating, with the provision of adequate quantity of macro and micronutrients is not only supportive of growth but has an anti-inflammatory impact on the children.