New Resources for CCNFSDU 2018

October 22, 2018

This November, the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) will continue its review of the Follow-Up Formula Standard. The key consideration at this year’s meeting is whether to define both categories of follow-up formula as breastmilk substitutes. In doing so, follow-up formula would fall under the same marketing guidelines as…

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Codex Standard for Follow-up Formula: ARCH & SUN SCN Webinar Series

October 12, 2018

Infant and young child nutrition advocates are invited to participate in a series of webinars to inform and prepare those interested in or attending the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) meeting in Berlin from the 26th to the 30th November 2018. On the agenda of the meeting is the revision…

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ARCH Activities During World Breastfeeding Week 2018

September 11, 2018

Cambodia Hosting an NGO Capacity Building Workshop in Celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2018 In Cambodia, the National Nutrition Program, Helen Keller International and other Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance members hosted the annual World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) celebration for the 4th year in a row. With current evidence indicating a decline in exclusive…

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World Breastfeeding Week 2018: What You Need to Know

August 1, 2018

The ARCH team is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) to elevate the importance of breastfeeding and highlight the barriers that women face when deciding how to feed their babies. Headlines over the past month have brought breastfeeding to the forefront, igniting a debate over the influence that breastmilk substitute manufacturers have (or don’t have)…

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Helen Keller International Statement on World Health Assembly Breastfeeding Resolution

July 19, 2018

July 12, 2018 As a global health organization, Helen Keller International (HKI) fully supports the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidance on optimal infant and young child feeding which promotes the early initiation of breastfeeding at birth followed by exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months when appropriate complementary foods should be introduced alongside continued breastfeeding until the…

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“Breast-Milk Substitute Companies Must Do More to Protect Breastfeeding” Says ARCH Director Elizabeth Zehner

June 6, 2018

Writing for Malnutrition Deeply, ARCH Director Elizabeth Zehner explains the significance of the newly released 2018 Access to Nutrition Index and what it says about the behavior of breast-milk substitute manufacturers: Since 1981, The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on countries, health systems and manufacturers to implement the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes as part…

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ARCH Indonesia Team Completes Nutrition Survey in Bandung City

April 5, 2018

The ARCH Indonesia research team recently reached a data collection milestone: the completion of 595 interviews with mothers of children under three years old in Bandung City, West Java. These interviews were conducted as part of a study designed to assess mothers’ exposure to advertising and other promotional practices for commercial foods for young children,…

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Don’t Push It: Strengthening the call for improved WHO Code compliance

February 27, 2018

Since 2015, ARCH has investigated how commercially produced foods for infants and young children are promoted in various countries and settings. Our research was sparked by a growing concern that optimal infant and child feeding practices – such as exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months – are increasingly undermined by the inappropriate and aggressive…

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Joint Statement on Maternal & Child Nutrition at the WHO Executive Board Meeting

January 22, 2018

The 142nd session of the World Health Organization’s Executive Board takes place this week (22-27 January 2018) in Geneva, Switzerland. The Executive Board provides direction and input on World Health Organization priorities related to a broad range of health concerns. At this week’s meeting, a biennial report on the Comprehensive Implementation Plan on Maternal, Infant…

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ARCH at the 21st International Congress of Nutrition

October 11, 2017

The ARCH research team is proud to present our recent findings from around the world at this year’s International Congress of Nutrition from Oct 15-20 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This international conference, which takes place every four years, brings top researchers and academics together to share their latest work. This year’s theme reflects our commitment…

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