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The Impact of the First 1,000 Days on Childhood Obesity

The first 1,000 days of life are a critical period for childhood obesity development, and thus prevention. This evidence brief provides the results of a systematic review on risk factors for and interventions that could prevent developing childhood obesity later in life. This evidence summary could be used in the creation of population-level obesity prevention interventions that are cost-effective and sustainable.

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January 1, 2016


Taveras E., Perkins M., Woo Baidal J., et al.


Evidence Summary


Children's Service/Child Care, Community-at-large, Home, Primary Care


Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Adults (18-64)


Childhood Nutrition, Chronic Disease Prevention, Healthy Weight | Obesity, Pregnancy & Prenatal Nutrition


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