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Early Childhood Health

A good start in life is important for the development, health and well-being of boys. Positive childhood experiences will help shape and build health later in life. This section highlights programs and initiatives that address boys' health and well-being needs in early childhood.    


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Early Childhood Experiences Shape Health and Well-Being Throughout Life

Research shows that children’s nutrition varies with parents’ income and education and can have lasting effects on health throughout life. One example, inadequate nutrition, is linked with obesity during childhood, which in turn is a strong predictor of adult obesity and its accompanying risks of chronic disease, disability and shortened life.

 

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