Academy Disseminates Childhood Nutritional Findings

May 01, 2002

The Academy of Pediatric Nutrition, a global group of nutritional experts, gathered
at the third annual meeting in London to discuss the impact of vitamin and
mineral deficiencies in infants and young children’s diets have on child development
and growth. Iron, selenium and zinc were of a particular focus among deficiencies
that are still a significant public health problem in both developed and developing

Iron deficiency affects 17 percent of children in developed countries, rising
to 42 percent in developing nations, according to ACC/SCN 2000’s Fourth Report
of the World Nutrition.

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