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Supplementary Feeding in Colombian Child Care Centers and Growth Velocity

Citation

Hillis, 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.

Abstract

Because 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.

URL

https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/94/6/1066/tab-article-info

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Pediatrics

Author(s)

Hillis, Susan
Weigle, Kristen A.
Miranda, Clarybel
McCann, Margaret F.
Bender, Deborah E.
Stewart, Paul

Year Published

1994

Volume Number

94

Issue Number

6 Part 2

Pages

1066-9

Reference ID

688