Nutrition plays a vital role in ensuring good health of an individual. Diet consumed in adequate quantity and nutrient quality assists in age appropriate growth and development. Especially within the first 1000 days – that is the window of opportunity, it is the most critical time to create a most positive impact on a child's cognitive and physical development.
The health of a woman when she is adolescent, and later when she is pregnant and lactating is directly connected to the growth and health of her child. The right nutrition for the mother and the child during this time can have a deep impact on the child's growth and development and reduce disease riskhood.