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Title: Facing malnutrition and poverty: Evaluating the CONIN experience
Authors: Ortiz-Andrellucchi, Adriana
Peña-Quintana, Luis 
Saavedra-Santana, Pedro
Albino-Beñacar, Abel
Monckeberg-Barros, Fernando
Serra-Majem, Lluis 
UNESCO Clasification: 3206 Ciencias de la nutrición
Keywords: Developing-Countries
Child-Development
Iron-Deficiency
Micronutrient Supplement
Undernourished Children
Cognitive-Development
Mental-Development
Behavior
Undernutrition
Indonesia
Cognition
Community Nutrition
Infant Undernutrition
Poverty
Social-Emotional Development
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: 0029-6643
Journal: Nutrition Reviews 
Conference: 1st World Congress on Public Health Nutrition/7th Congress de la Sociedad-Espanola de Nutricion Comunitaria 
Abstract: The Undernutrition Prevention Center (UPC) of the Corporation for Childhood Nutrition (CONIN) assists children from0-3 years of age who present with primary or secondary undernutrition. The aim of the retrospective study reported here was to complete a nutritional, cognitive, and social evaluation of UPC children in Mendoza, Argentina, from 1996 to 2005. During the study period, a total of 478 schoolchildren aged 5-17 years (186 in the CONIN group and 292 in the non-CONIN group) were evaluated. Although no differences in weight and height were found between the groups, the percentage of children below the cutoff level for the maturity test was significantly lower in the CONIN group (10.8% versus 17.6%; P = 0.043). CONIN provides important social support to families through work qualification programs and health education. © 2009 International Life Sciences Institute.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/44770
ISSN: 0029-6643
DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2009.00159.x
Source: Nutrition Reviews[ISSN 0029-6643],v. 67
Appears in Collections:Actas de congresos
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