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Movement behaviours and cognitive development in early childhood: Evidence, insights and interventions from South Africa

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  • UserDr Catherine Draper, MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand.
  • ClockWednesday 13 May 2020, 11:30-12:30
  • HouseOnline.

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This presentation will cover research on movement behaviours in young children from South Africa – a country with a double burden of over- and under-nutrition. While a focus of this research has been the development of strategies to prevent early childhood obesity, a purely obesity focus is not appropriate in the South African context. There has therefore been a need to position this work within a broader early childhood developmental framework that takes into account other constraints and priorities within low-income South African settings. This has led to an increased focus on understanding how movement behaviours relate to cognitive development in early childhood, including how to develop intervention strategies that take this into account.

This talk is part of the MRC Epidemiology and CEDAR Seminars series.

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