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The role of dairy in optimal and under nutrition - the first 1000 days

The critical window for adequate child growth and cognitive development is between conception and 24 months of age and hence many recent international nutrition initiatives focus on optimising nutrition in the “first 1000 days.” Milk and dairy products as nutrient dense sources of macro and micronutrients play a key role in healthy human nutrition and development throughout life, especially in childhood.


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