Foreword to Every Child's Potential: Integrating Nutrition and Early Childhood Development Interventions

The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences is pleased to present this collection of papers, which stems from a partnership with the Global Child Development Group to explore the critical question of how to optimize and fully integrate two highly complementary fields: nutrition and child development. Despite remarkable progress in improving the situation of children and women in the past decade and as the year 2015 approaches—marking the designated endpoint of the current Millennium Development Goals—many researchers in the field hope that such daunting statistics can show further significant improvement through more integrated, synergistic implementation of key early childhood interventions