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Post: Monitoring Promotion of Breast-milk Substitutes in Cambodia: Roll-out of Training for Sub-Decree 133

Background In 2005, the Cambodian government adopted many provisions of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes as national policy. This Sub-Decree on Marketing of Products for Infant and Young Child Feeding (Sub-Decree 133) supports breastfeeding by restricting the promotion of breast-milk substitutes marketed for children less than 2 years of age, unless approved…

Resource: Exploratory Analysis of Nutritional Quality and Metrics of Snack Consumption among Nepali Children during the Complementary Feeding Period

This paper published in the journal Nutrients in December 2019 used exploratory analysis to examine how nutritional quality of snacks consumed specifically between meals relates to overall dietary adequacy and total energy intakes for young children during the complementary feeding period. In addition, the paper explores different metrics of snack consumption to understand correlations with dietary outcomes.…

Resource: Marketing and Consumption of Commercial Foods Fed to Young Children in Low and Middle‐income Countries

This June 2019 supplement issue of the journal Maternal & Child Nutrition includes findings from ARCH research into the role of commercial foods in the diets of young children and related national policy issues. Access the full supplement or click on each article below. Marketing and infant and young child feeding in rapidly evolving food environments Prevalence, duration, and…

Post: Success Stories from Senegal: Nutrition Data in Policy and Practice

A MILESTONE IN THE POLICY-MAKING PROCESS  In 2016, World Health Assembly Resolution 69.9 urged countries to implement the Guidance on Ending the Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants and Young Children in their national legal frameworks. Recently, Senegal made major progress towards this policy change. On September 20-21st, Senegal’s draft decree on the marketing of…

Resource: CCNFSDU 2019: Revision de la Norme sur les Préparations de Suite

CCNFSDU 2019 : UNE OCCASION DE PROTEGER LA SANTE DES ENFANTS En novembre prochain, le Comité du Codex sur la nutrition et les aliments diététiques ou de régime poursuivra les travaux de révision de la norme sur les préparations de suite. Pour cette année, la question est de savoir s’il faut définir les deux catégories…

Post: New Resources for CCNFSDU 2019

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 breast-milk substitutes. In doing so, follow-up formula would fall under the same marketing guidelines as…

Resource: CCNFSDU 2019: Review of the Codex Standard for Follow-Up Formula

CCNFSDU 2019: AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROTECT CHILDREN’S HEALTH This November, the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses 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 breast-milk substitutes. In doing so, follow-up formula would…

Post: Response to Recommendations from Key U.S. Health and Nutrition Organizations

Helen Keller International welcomes the new guidance on healthy beverage consumption for young children just issued by a coalition of health experts led by the Healthy Eating Research group. The warnings of the negative effects of sugar sweetened beverages on children’s nutritional status are evidence-based and provide valuable advice to parents who can be misled…