Middle childhood, the period between 5 to 9 years of age, has historically been and remains a neglected age group in public health and nutrition programming.

Infection and malnutrition in this age group hinder development and increase risk of mortality, but little is known about the global burden of and long-term significance of malnutrition in middle childhood. Further, in this time of COVID-19, middle childhood nutrition is particularly a concern because school-age children across the globe are excluded from school meals. 

Access this insightful discussion from Nutrition 2020 Live Online for free during the month of September. Listen and watch as speakers present on the need for increased attention on the nutritional needs of this vulnerable age group.

Session Speakers

Ty Beal, PhD

Technical Specialist, Knowledge Leadership Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Donald AP Bundy, PhD

Senior Investigator London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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