CitationHillis, Susan; Weigle, Kristen A.; Miranda, Clarybel; McCann, Margaret F.; Bender, Deborah E.; & Stewart, Paul (1994). Supplementary Feeding in Colombian Child Care Centers and Growth Velocity. Pediatrics, 94(6 Part 2), 1066-9.
AbstractBecause of the widespread prevalence of malnutrition among children living in developing countries, supplementary feeding programs have become a widely endorsed strategy for promoting health and preventing disease. In a number of Latin American countries, such supplementation is commonly provided through child-care centers (CCCs) that serve children from economically underprivileged environments. In Colombia, for example, the federal government funds a national network of public CCCs, as a service to low-income families. Approximately 396 000 children (10% of all children under 5) are cared for in these centers (Farides Feris de Harb, personal communication, December 3, 1987). These children are provided 50% of their recommended daily nutritional allowances through supplementary feeding programs.
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Weigle, Kristen A.
McCann, Margaret F.
Bender, Deborah E.