Publication: How to Protect and Promote the Nutrition of Mothers and Children in Latin America and the Caribbean: References, Annexes and Glossary
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The study includes: glossary; references; and annexes. A number of countries in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region have been severely hit by food-price crises in 2008 and are still very vulnerable to food-price volatility experienced since late 2010. Humanitarian responses to high food prices, crises, shocks, or emergency situations should help the poor avoid the consequences of the reduced affordability of a basic food basket. This is especially crucial in the first 1,000 days of life (that is, children from pregnancy until they reach 2 years of age and breastfeeding women), since most of the physical and cognitive damages due to improper nutrition in this period are irreversible. The World Bank is leading a regional study on how to improve LAC country responses so as to protect the nutritional status of the poorest and most vulnerable in times of crises and emergencies.
“World Bank. 2012. How to Protect and Promote the Nutrition of Mothers and Children in Latin America and the Caribbean; Cómo proteger y promover la nutrición de madres y niños : glosario, referencias y anexos en América Latina y el Caribe : References, Annexes and Glossary. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/23709 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”