Monthly Archives: February 2021

Kids Health

The biology of health has shown how experiences and environmental influences in early childhood health can have an effect on the future and even result in physiological adaptations. Sound and appropriate nutrition has been identified as one of the three foundations of lifelong health which includes health promoting food intake and eating habits. For example, a study by Imperial College London has shown that ‘the average 19-year-old girl in Bangladesh and Guatemala (the nations with the world’s shortest girls) is the same height as an average 11-year-old girl in the Netherlands, the nation with the tallest boys and girls.’ The team warned:
‘highly variable childhood nutrition, especially a lack of quality food, may lead to stunted growth and a rise in childhood obesity – affecting a child’s health and well-being for their entire life.’ (Imperial 2020)