Das recht von kindern auf gesundheit und angemessene ernährung im wandel von forschung und weltweiten strategien Teil 2: Weiterentwicklung von zielen, konzepten und legislativen

Translated title of the contribution: The right of children to health and appropriate nutrition: New research and international strategies Part 2: How have goals, concepts and legislation developed?

Veronika Scherbaum, Stefanie Lemke, Anne C Bellows

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In an historical perspective covering the last 20 years, the influence of scientific knowledge on international health and nutrition programs is described, together with the development of children's rights. Current statistical data indicate that there has been some but still insufficient progress on achieving major improvements in the health and nutrition of children - particularly in poorer countries. Integrated multi-sectoral programs could increase emphasis on links between infant and young child and on pre- and post-natal maternal health, taking into account social and environmental factors. This approach should reduce paediatric morbidity and mortality and counteract many long-term health risks, including the development of overweight. Further development of related legislation is an important precondition for maternal-child health improvements.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)264-269
Number of pages6
JournalErnahrungs Umschau
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2012
Externally publishedYes



  • Children's rights
  • Nutrition security
  • Paediatric nutrition
  • Public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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