e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA)

Life course

Several generations of a family.
UNICEF/NYHQ2007-1415/Khemka
People have unique nutritional requirements at different stages in their life course

People have unique nutritional requirements at different stages of the life course, from conception to infancy, through childhood and adolescence, during adulthood, and into old age.

Pregnancy and the postpartum are unique stages of life bringing about particular nutritional needs.

Infants

Children

Adolescents

Reproductive age

Pregnancy

Postpartum

Older adults

Contact us

eLENA team
Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD)
World Health Organization
20 Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland

E-mail: nutrition@who.int