Washington University in St. Louis’ scholars are taking aim at one of the most pressing issues facing children and adults alike – proper nutrition.

The stories here begin to tell the story about Washington University’s commitment to nutrition research and education with the aim of improving lives around the world.

Antibiotics cut death rates for malnourished kids

By Teresa on January 31, 2013

Indi Trehan, MD, shows that severely malnourished children are more likely to recover and survive when given antibiotics along with therapeutic food.

Undernutrition in Haiti three years after the quake

By Teresa on January 9, 2013

Lora Iannotti, Brown School assistant professor, researches undernutrition in children, in part through visits to Haiti.

International team on childhood malnutrition

By Teresa on May 16, 2012

Led by Jeffrey I. Gordon, faculty member at the WUSTL School of Medicine, the team is striving to find new ways to prevent malnutrition in children.

Feeding the children of Haiti

By Teresa on January 11, 2011

Lora Iannotti, Brown School assistant professor, continued her work in Haiti on undernutrition in children even after a catastrophic earthquake.