Additional Analysis of Nutritional Indicators and Children's Development

May 2007
This presentation deals with the relationship between malnutrition and behavior patterns. As examples on how nutrition affects human social development it presents a series of crossed indicators such as neonatal iron status and temperament and height and weight as predictors of achievement, grade repetition and dropout in rural Peru. This document was created for the PAHO/IDB Workshop Seminar "On Health, Human Development Potential and the Quality of Life: Towards Biological-Based Index of Human Development Potential for Assessing the Quality of Life" in May, 2007.