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

Introduction

Chair

Dr. Marie Ruel

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


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

Speaker

Prof. Michelle Lampl

Emory University. USA.


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

Speaker

Dr. Julia Krasevec

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


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

Speaker

Dr. Jef Leroy

International Food Policy Research Institute. USA.


Appropriate use of linear growth as a measure in development

Speaker

Prof. Edward Frongillo

University of South Carolina. USA.


Panel discussion

Chair

Prof. Barry M. Popkin

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. USA.