New research from UC Davis highlights the pivotal role of animal protein for family nutrition in developing countries.
Nearly 150 million children in the world suffer from stunted growth, a condition linked to chronic malnutrition that keeps people from reaching their full physical, mental and social potential.
Evidence shows that animal-sourced foods like meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy can help.
“Poor nutrition, infection, stress and poverty can contribute to stunting, and there is an important correlation between growth and animal-sourced food consumption,” said Christine Stewart, director of the Institute for Global Nutrition at UC Davis and associate professor in the Department of Nutrition. Read more…