Maternal, infant, and young child feeding: Intertwined subjectivities and corporate accountability

Lida Lhotska, Veronika Scherbaum, Anne C. Bellows

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In this chapter, we propose that nutritional issues of mothers and children must be engaged simultaneously and that childbearing and the potential of healthy, well-nourished offspring and mothers must be framed through the lens of women’s fundamental human rights over their life spans. In considering the balance of power that shapes decisions and practices influencing the realization of maternal, infant, and young child nutrition and health, we discuss the role of non-state actors, in particular the private for-profit sector, in relation to policies and programs, and their potential impact on the realization of the right to adequate food and nutrition of women, infants, and young children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGender, Nutrition, and the Human Right to Adequate Food
Subtitle of host publicationToward an Inclusive Framework
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages92
ISBN (Electronic)9781134738663
ISBN (Print)9781315880471
StatePublished - Dec 7 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Medicine


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