Cracking the Egg’s Potential to Improve Child Growth and Development

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Stunting and loss of a child’s developmental potential are complex human capital problems, which arise from poverty and other environmental and biological problems. Nutritional interventions to address stunting have largely focused on fortified foods or supplements and limited evidence exists for using locally available nutritious foods.

This seminar will present findings from a randomized controlled trial targeting young children in the highlands of Ecuador, which provided eggs as part of a complementary feeding diet. After just six months, the intervention reduced stunting by 47 percent among the study population and showed significant positive changes in biomarkers associated with improved development. 

This webinar will describe why eggs may be a locally available and feasible solution to child development in poor households, with “uncracked” potential to address the most salient issues of undernutrition.

Co-hosted by the World Bank Group’s SecureNutrition platform and the Food Quality Global Solution Group of the World Bank Group's Agriculture Global Practice.

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Chessa Lutter, PhD. Senior Nutrition Researcher @RTI International | Visiting Research Professor @University of Maryland School of Public Health

Christine Stewart, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition, University of California at Davis

Lora Iannotti, PhD. Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Brown School, Institute for Public Health, Washington University

Franck Cesar Jean Berthe, Senior Livestock Specialist, Agricultural Global Practice, World Bank Group. (Discussant)



Thursday November 16, 2017
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Start Time:
1:00 pm
End Time:
2:30 pm
Washington DC + ONLINE,
United States