The nutritional status of school-aged children: why should we care?

  title={The nutritional status of school-aged children: why should we care?},
  author={Cora Best and Nicole Neufingerl and Laura van Geel and Tina van den Briel and Saskia J M Osendarp},
  journal={Food and nutrition bulletin},
  volume={31 3},
BACKGROUND The nutritional status of school-aged children impacts their health, cognition, and subsequently their educational achievement. The school is an opportune setting to provide health and nutrition services to disadvantaged children. Yet, school-aged children are not commonly included in health and nutrition surveys. An up-to-date overview of their nutritional status across the world is not available. OBJECTIVE To provide a summary of the recent data on the nutritional status of… CONTINUE READING
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