On January 19th The American University of Rome and FAO jointly presented a Seminar to launch the forthcoming publication by Harold Alderman, AUR Visiting Professor, and Lia Fernald The Nexus of Nutrition and Early Child Development.

The abstract for this publication reads thus:
We look at both nutrition and early child stimulation interventions as part of an integrated life cycle approach to development. We build on recent systematic reviews of child development, which are comprehensive in regards to what is currently known about outcomes reported in key studies. We then focus particularly upon implementation, scaling, and economic returns drawing mainly on experience in low- and middle-income countries where undernutrition and poor child development remain significant public health challenges with implications across the lifecourse.

Expected final online publication date for the Annual Review of Nutrition Volume 37 is August 21, 2017.
Please see http://www.annualreviews.org/catalog/pubdates.aspx for revised estimates.

Harold Alderman is a Visiting Professor with The American University of Rome. he has extensive research and professional experience on the economics of nutrition and food policy. He spent 10 years at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) where he conducted research in the Consumption and Food Nutrition Policy Program. He joined the World Bank in 1991 where he divided his time between the Development Research Group and the Africa region. He was responsible for a variety of projects, in numerous countries in Africa and Asia, including technical assistance on poverty mapping, research on nutrition, education and labor, agricultural sector strategic planning and social protection policy. He rejoined IFPRI in 2012, as Senior Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division. His current research has focused on the linkages between nutrition and early child development and the means by which nutrition and social protection programs contribute to long term economic growth. His teaching experience includes Cornell University, Yale University, University of California, Berkeley, The Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo.