Growth Faltering & Brain Development, Dr. Purva Rajhans

Early life is a critical foundational period to establish long term health outcomes and we know that good nutrition during this time is vital not just for physical growth, but also for optimal brain development.

This is the second and final talk in our Growth concerns series that aims to understand the consequences and the guidelines for dealing with children experiencing suboptimal growth.

Our final speaker is Dr Purva Rajhans, Associate Specialist Neurocognition at NR Lausanne Switzerland. Dr Rajhans will discuss

  • What is the relationship between somatic growth and brain development?
  • Consequences of growth faltering for brain development?
  • Windows of opportunity for brain development catch up growth?
  • Does catch-up growth result in healthy brain development?
11 min watch