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ARCH Indonesia Team Celebrates National Nutrition Day

February 16, 2017

Indonesia celebrated National Nutrition Day in January and the ARCH team took part in multiple events to raise awareness about nutrition.

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New policy brief assists countries in stopping inappropriate promotion of foods for infants and young children

December 12, 2016

How can countries take action to protect healthy feeding and end inappropriate promotion of foods for children under two years of age? A new policy brief helps country governments, non-governmental organizations and private companies implement the World Health Organization Guidance on Ending the Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants and Young Children. Helen Keller International…

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Revised standard for follow-up formula should protect optimal infant and young child feeding

December 8, 2016

At a Codex meeting in Hamburg, Germany this week, many countries called for changes to an international standard on follow-up formula, a product marketed for children over six months of age that often displaces breastfeeding. Updating the standard to define follow-up formula as a breastmilk substitute will help protect optimal breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices.…

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U.N. expert says unhealthy snack foods and beverages are a human rights concern

November 30, 2016

Unhealthy snack foods and beverages as a human rights issue Recently, a United Nations expert warned that unhealthy snack foods and beverages are a human rights concern. In a new report, Hilal Elver, the U.N.’s special representative on the right to food, said that the rise of industrial food production combined with trade liberalization has…

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In Senegal, regulating promotion of commercial foods can boost child nutrition and health

October 18, 2016

The right nutrition during a child’s earliest days can save lives and boost healthy growth and development. Optimal infant and young child feeding practices during the first two years can help Senegalese children reach their full potential. Over the past decade, Senegal has taken important steps to improve child health and nutrition. Yet, there is…

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