Symposium 'Meet the PhD Jury: Prenatal and Postnatal Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplementation and Cognitive, Socio-emotional and Motor Function in Preschool-Aged Children'



Welcome to the lecture of Dr. Eugenia Maku Demuyakor. She is Jury member of the PhD of Befikadu Tariku Gutema (Supervisors Prof. Stefaan De Henauw and Prof. Souheila Abbeddou).

The public lecture will focus on her research regarding the effects of prenatal and postnatal lipid-based nutrient supplementation on the cognitive, socio-emotional, and motor functions in preschool-aged children. Neurodevelopmental processes occur rapidly during gestation and the first 2 years of life. Adequate nutrition is important to support these processes and for the long-term development of cognitive, motor, and social-emotional skills.

This lecture will report on a follow-up study assessing the effects of lipid-based nutrient supplements on cognitive, motor, and social-emotional development at age 4–6 y in the local Ghanaian setting.

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