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Nutrition for women and children—are we doing the right things in the right way?

A recent report on nutrition and food security across the global population highlights that, despite the efforts of countries and international agencies, more than 2 billion people lack regular access to safe, sufficient and nutritious food. Therefore, the study of interventions and programs aimed at improving the nutritional status and health of mothers and their infants is a high priority in many settings.

In this month's Editorial, the Guest Editors for the accompanying PLOS Medicine Special Issue on Maternal and Child Health Nutrition—Lars Åke Persson, Kathleen M. Rasmussen and Huixia Yang—discuss the published research in the context of global priorities for women's and children's health.

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