Abstracts Digests feature abstracts from articles published in peer-reviewed journals; as well as selected non peer-reviewed articles by researchers in reputed academic and/or research institutions and which demonstrated rigor in their research objectives, methodology, and analysis. The digest has four sections: special journal supplements, abstracts from individual peer-reviewed articles, abstracts of non peer-reviewed literature and upcoming events of interest.

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 16

This issue of the Abstract Digest features our new Policy Note, summarizing costs of delivering a set of essential nutrition interventions at scale in India. We also bring to you the new WHO guidelines for improving the quality of maternal and newborn health and infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices, two Alive & Thrive >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 15

This last issue of the Abstract Digest for 2016 brings to focus the importance of maternal factors including pre- and peri-conceptional nutrition, education and stature, as well as macro-level factors such as sustained economic growth and investments in health, education, and water for the overall well-being of a child. Here are some highlights: De-Regil (2016) >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 14

This issue of the Abstract Digest features several systematic reviews, a special Maternal and Child Nutrition supplement, several interesting research articles, and reports. Many articles in this issue reiterate the importance of prenatal conditions and maternal nutrition to ensure healthy child growth. Here are some highlights: Knaul and colleagues (2016) in a thoughtful commentary, question the current >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 13

This issue of the Abstract Digest features the 2015 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report, the 2015 Global Nutrition Report, the India Health Report, two special supplements focused on child feeding, and several other interesting articles on nutrition and health. Here are some highlights: Calling for a strengthened focus on nutrition, with special attention to the first 1000 >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 12

This issue of Abstract Digest features articles on factors influencing child outcomes, delivery of health and nutrition interventions, a Lancet Commission on the importance of women’s health, and multi-country studies tackling multisectoral issues such as poverty, and examining enabling environments. Here are some highlights: Child outcomes Fall and colleagues (2015) find that young maternal age (<19 years) is >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 11

  This issue of Abstract Digest features several interesting articles, including two systematic reviews, and two special sections bringing together topics on nutrients, measurements, and interventions. Using the Demographic Health Survey data, Coffey (2015) explains the alarming weight status of an average Indian woman before and during pregnancy. The author estimates that an average Indian >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 10

Welcome to the first Abstract Digest of 2015! This issue features commentaries and research articles on maternal nutrition, sanitation, and nutrition programming in India. The Global Nutrition Report (International Food Policy Research Institute, 2014) is the first in an annual series, produced by an Independent Expert Group. It is global in scope and offers a >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 9

This issue of the Abstract Digest brings together global and regional research that highlights the multi-faceted nature of the child undernutrition problem, the complexity involved in addressing it, and some lingering knowledge gaps. Complex interactions between the environment, immune system, intra- and inter-generational effects, and specific nutrient deficiencies influence undernutrition (Ahmed et al. 2014). Sociocultural effects, especially gender dimension, add >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 8

  This issue of the Abstract Digest features a global investment framework for social and economic development, a typology and metrics for integrated interventions and research across agriculture, nutrition, and health, along with updates from research on maternal and child nutrition in India from the Experimental Biology Conference held in San Diego in April 2014. >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 7

Highlights: A special open-access issue of Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences on integrating nutrition and early childhood development interventions Two articles from Advances in Nutrition discussing 1) how nutrition research can become more useful in informing global nutrition guidelines (Stoltzfus 2014), and 2) arguing for the need to develop implementation science to enable stronger delivery of >> Read more