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Post: World Breastfeeding Week 2021: Protecting Breastfeeding in Cambodia

As part of the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance (SUN CSA) Cambodia, Helen Keller International/ARCH, along with Alive & Thrive and World Vision International Cambodia, was pleased to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week under the theme ‘Protecting breastfeeding: A shared responsibility’ during the month of August. The COVID-19 pandemic has further emphasized the need to…

Resource: Nutrition composition and labelling practices of commercially produced complementary foods sold in the Khsach Kandal District, Cambodia

This study assessed the composition, nutrient content, nutrient content claims and related labelling practices as declared on the labels of 68 commercially produced complementary foods (CPCF) purchased in Khsach Kandal District, Kandal Province, Cambodia in 2020 against global standards and guidance (Codex Alimentarius and WHO), and relevant national legislation. The study also compared the nutrient…

Resource: Composition and labelling practices of commercially produced complementary foods sold in Bandung City, Indonesia

This study assessed the composition, nutrient content, nutrient content claims and related labelling practices as declared on the labels of 211 commercially produced complementary foods (CPCF) purchased in Bandung City, Indonesia in 2017 against global standards and guidance (Codex Alimentarius and WHO), and relevant national legislation. The study also compared the nutrient content (as determined…

Post: Health workers in Cambodia enforce Sub-Decree 133

Aggressive marketing of infant formula in health facilities discourages breastfeeding. The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (the Code) prohibits any type of promotion of breast-milk substitutes (BMS) in health facilities. The Code calls on health workers to protect parents from predatory BMS industry marketing practices and has specific provisions for health workers on…

Resource: Breastfeeding and breastmilk substitute use and feeding motivations among mothers in Bandung City, Indonesia

This article was published in the journal Maternal & Child Nutrition in April 2021. Abstract Suboptimal breastfeeding is common in Indonesia, with only half of infants 0–5 months of age exclusively breastfed and feeding of breastmilk substitutes (BMS) highly prevalent among infants and toddlers. Various factors influence these feeding practices, including social norms, limited health system support…

Resource: Sugar content and nutrient content claims of growing‐up milks in Indonesia

This article was published in the journal Maternal & Child Nutrition in April 2021. Abstract ‘Growing‐up milks’ (GUMs)—breast‐milk substitutes targeted for young children (aged 12–36 months)—are commonly consumed in Indonesia. The World Health Assembly has stated that GUMs are not necessary for proper growth and development, and recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics declared that such…

Resource: Technical Brief (in Nepali): Factors associated with intra-household double and triple burden of malnutrition in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

This technical brief (in Nepali) provides an estimate of the prevalence of double and triple burden of malnutrition among mothers and young children in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Factors associated with intra-household double and triple burden of malnutrition are explored. Access the brief in English. Suggested citation: Helen Keller International (HKI). (2021). Factors associated with intra-household…

Resource: Technical Brief: Factors associated with intra-household double and triple burden of malnutrition in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

This technical brief provides an estimate of the prevalence of double and triple burden of malnutrition among mothers and young children in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Factors associated with intra-household double and triple burden of malnutrition are explored. Access the brief in Nepali. Suggested citation: Helen Keller International (HKI). (2021). Factors associated with intra-household double and…