Despite impressive advances in human survival and development, child malnutrition remains a grave problem - with high prevalence of underweight and rising levels of overweight and obesity. Young Lives evidence has demonstrated how better nutrition, better services and greater support to vulnerable households can not only protect the youngest children, but may also achieve growth recovery and wider developmental benefits even into early adolescence.
Early is best but it's not always too late: Young Lives evidence on nutrition and growth in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam is a Young Lives summative report, synthesising research from the past 15 years across the four study countries. Supporting materials can be found at #YLNutrition.
Benny, L., Boyden, J., & M. Penny (2018) Early is best but it's not always too late: Evidence from the Young Lives study in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam, Summative Report. Oxford: Young Lives.
The summary version of this report is available here.