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A new resource for advocates: webinar series on the WHO Code and global guidance on marketing infant foods

October 5, 2017

This summer, ARCH partnered with the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Network to host a webinar series on the global policies which protect families against inappropriate promotion of foods for infants and young children. Full video recordings of these webinar presentations are now available for anyone interested in learning about the regulatory and policy environment around…

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Sustaining Breastfeeding Together: ARCH Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week 2017

August 4, 2017

From August 1-7, we are joining advocates around the world in celebrating breastfeeding as a vital part of sustainable development.

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Using research for child nutrition advocacy in Dakar, Senegal

July 21, 2017

Translating research into policies for protecting child health is central to the work ARCH conducts around the world. In Senegal, where malnutrition remains a critical challenge, our research found high consumption of commercially produced snack food products among children 6-23 months of age.  Many of these snack food products are energy-dense, nutrient-poor, and high in…

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Nouvelle brochure: Promotion agressive et consommation elevee des collations commercialisees (snacks) a Dakar

Les activités du projet ARCH cherchent à traduire les résultats de recherche en politiques de protection de la santé infantile. Au Sénégal, où la malnutrition reste un défi majeur, nos recherches ont révélé une consommation élevée de collations (snacks) commercialisées chez les enfants âgés de 6-23 mois. La plupart de ces collations sont énergétiques, peu…

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ARCH Project marks milestone in Nepal snack foods study

June 9, 2017

The ARCH project recently marked an important research milestone in Nepal. The project completed data collection for a critical study on young children’s consumption of snack foods (such as biscuits and candy) and sugar-sweetened beverages (like malt/chocolate-based drinks and juice drinks). The study aims to understand the role of unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks in children’s diets, and to assess associations with child growth and micronutrient status in the first two years of life – a time when adequate nutrition is crucial.

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