Grantham-McGregor, Sally M.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Tropical Metabolism Research Unit
Assessments of the effects of nutrition on mental development and behavior in Jamaican studies
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Date of Publication
Discusses methodological issues and problems of the effects of protein- energy malnutrition (PEM) and child development with reference to experiences in Jamaica. Stresses the usefulness of defining PEM by stunting, wasting, and edema . Discusses difficulties in achieving reliable and valid measurements of mental development and behavior in Third World children, and allowing for the confounding and possibly interacting effects of social background. Outlines problems associated with different approaches .....