Nutrition and Food Security

American Academy of Pediatrics
August 8, 2022
This webpage includes information for pediatricians about how to discuss nutrition with parents, identify concerns, and provide resources to help families meet their nutritional needs.
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Good nutrition and healthy growth established in the first thousand days of a child’s life have benefits that will last a lifetime. Poor nutrition and growth are related to decreased cognition, delayed motor skills, and attention problems. This webpage includes information about the role primary care pediatricians and public health professionals play in screening and identifying children and families at risk for and experiencing food insecurity, connecting families to needed community resources, and advocating for policies that support access to adequate and healthy foods.

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Nutrition and Food Security

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