As part of Helen Keller International’s ARCH Project in Indonesia, a cross-sectional survey was carried out with 595 mothers of children 0-35  months residing and seeking child health services in 24 health facilities in Bandung City. Data were collected on mother and child characteristics, breastfeeding and the use of BMS, consumption of commercially produced food…

La malnutrition est la cause sous-jacente de 2,7 millions de décès d’enfants de moins de cinq ans chaque année, soit 45% de tous les décès d’enfants. Une nutrition optimale les deux premières années de vie est essentielle pour promouvoir une croissance et un développement sains. Pour améliorer la survie de l’enfant, il est donc important…

This research poster was presented by Mary Champeny at the International Union of Nutrition Scientists 21st International Congress of Nutrition held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 15-20 October 2017. Click the “View Resource” button below to download.  

Resumen de políltica sobre la resolución WHA69.9 English version available here. Version française ici.  

Document de Politique Générale. English version available here. Versión en español disponible aquí.

Consumption of commercially produced snack foods and sugar‐sweetened beverages during the complementary feeding period in four African and Asian urban contexts Abstract: The availability and consumption of commercially produced foods and beverages have increased across low-income and middle-income countries. This cross-sectional survey assessed consumption of commercially produced foods and beverages among children 6–23 months of age,…

This brief summarizes a forthcoming decision to be made at the next meeting of Codex, also known as Codex Alimentarius, which is a joint body of the Food and Agricultural Organization and the World Health Organization.  Describing the review that the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses will conduct of the…

This policy brief helps country governments, non-governmental organizations and private companies understand and adopt the World Health Organization Guidance on Ending the Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants and Young Children. Helen Keller International’s Assessment & Research on Child Feeding (ARCH) project collaborated with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF),…

This article was published in the Maternal & Child Nutrition Supplement: Availability, Promotion and Consumption of Commercial Infant Foods. Abstract: In order to assess the prevalence of point-of-sale promotions of infant and young child feeding products in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Kathmandu Valley, Nepal; Dakar Department, Senegal; and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, approximately 30 retail stores…

This article was published in the Maternal & Child Nutrition Supplement: Availability, Promotion and Consumption of Commercial Infant Foods. Abstract: National legislation and global guidance address labelling of complementary foods to ensure that labels support optimal infant and young child feeding practices. This cross-sectional study assessed the labels of commercially produced complementary foods (CPCF) sold…