•Effects of integrated child development and nutrition interventions on child development and nutritional status
By Sally M. Grantham-McGregor, Lia C. H. Fernald, Rose M. C. Kagawa and Susan Walker
•Advantages and challenges of integration: opportunities for integrating early childhood development and nutrition programming
By Ann M. DiGirolamo, Pablo Stansbery and Mary Lung'aho
•Issues in the timing of integrated early interventions: contributions from nutrition, neuroscience, and psychological research
By Theodore D. Wachs, Michael Georgieff, Sarah Cusick and Bruce S. McEwen
•Measures and indicators for assessing impact of interventions integrating nutrition, health, and early childhood development
By Edward A. Frongillo, Fahmida Tofail, Jena D. Hamadani, Andrea M. Warren and Syeda F. Mehrin
A launch event for the special issue, Every Child’s Potential: Integrating Early Childhood Development and Nutrition Interventions, will be co-hosted by The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences and UNICEF at the United Nations on February 6th 2014.
“This collection of papers contributes not only a number of perspectives on best-practices for realizing optimal childhood development through various interventions— especially nutrition —but also new ideas to foster increased study of problems that prevent health and well-being of children,” said Annals Editor-in-Chief, Douglas Braaten.