ERIC Number: ED331618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Programming for Early Child Development and Health: The Value of Combining Nutritional and Psycho-social Interventions and Some Ways To Do It. UNESCO-UNICEF Co-operative Programme Digest No. 30.
Myers, Robert G.
This digest issues a call to make good on the rhetoric of "integrated attention to the whole child" and provides some suggestions about how that might be done, beginning with combined interventions aimed at improving the nutritional status and the psychosocial development of the young child. After an introductory chapter that provides a summary of the argument, the problem is discussed in Chapter II in terms of the rhetoric of integrated attention, forms of integration, and under-estimation of the importance of combined, or coordinated, actions among agencies. Chapter III defines child development and offers a multi-dimensional rationale for attending to developmental concerns. Chapter IV discusses the impact of nutrition on development in terms of the relevant research base and implications for programming. Chapter V offers guidelines for intervention. Chapters VI and VII discuss ways of incorporating psychosocial development into, respectively, nutrition plans and programs and nutrition manuals. Chapters VIII and IX illustrate holistic approaches with examples of programs in Northeast Thailand and in India, Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, and Jamaica. An appendix describes Mosley and Chen's analytical framework for the study of child survival in developing countries, indicates why the model is particularly important, and suggests a revised model that incorporates the idea of development. Fifty-five references are included. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, Paris (France).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: India