Prenatal and Childhood Nutrition: Evaluating the Neurocognitive Connections

Cindy Croft

January 28, 2015 by Apple Academic Press
Reference - 448 Pages - 22 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771880947 - CAT# N11227

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  • Presents research that shows links between nutrition and healthy brain function
  • Discusses how insufficient good nutrition can lead to neurocognitive disorders
  • Looks at dietary patterns of mothers during pregnancy and the effect of their nutrition intake on their newborns
  • Provides research on how nutrition can make a positive impact on children with neurocognitive disorders


This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

Nutrition is not only a basic need that all humans have to sustain life, but it is also critical to successful early development. This research compendium lends deeper insights into the links between nutrition and healthy brain function—and from the reverse perspective, between nutrition and neurocognitive disorders. This well-organized and accessible compendium offers a vital research context for policymakers, educators, medical providers, and families. It underlines our urgent responsibility to give children a strong start by improving prenatal and early childhood nutrition.


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