144/108 - Meaning of linear growth: Appropriate use of growth as a measure in development

Organized by: University of South Carolina & IFPRI (USA)
Track 5: Nutrients and Nutritional Assessment
Tuesday 17 October 8.00 - 10.00 h. Room 9 - Retiro A



Dr. Marie Ruel

Director Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). USA.

Assigned Co-Chair

Prof. Inés Fernández

Nutritionist. Head of Practicum at the Nutrition department. School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry. University of Buenos Aires. Argentina.

Biology of linear growth: Processes and nutritional, hormonal, and inflammatory determinants


Prof. Michelle Lampl

Emory University. USA.

History of using of growth as a measure of healthy child development


Dr. Julia Krasevec

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). USA.

Meaning of linear growth: Differentiating growth as a cause vs. a marker of outcomes


Dr. Jef Leroy

International Food Policy Research Institute. USA.

Appropriate use of linear growth as a measure in development


Prof. Edward Frongillo

University of South Carolina. USA.

See biography