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Resource: ARCH Project Summary: Focus and Approach

This brief outlines the current focus areas and advocacy approach of Helen Keller International’s Assessment & Research on Child Feeding (ARCH) Project. Suggested citation:  Helen Keller International. (2019). ARCH Assessment & Research on Child Feeding Summary. Helen Keller International, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Click the “View Resource” button below to access the full brief.

Resource: Perceptions, Factors, and Impact of Unhealthy Snack Foods and Beverages during the Complementary Feeding Period in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

This research brief discusses our recent work evaluating consumption of unhealthy snack foods and beverages among children 12-23 months of age in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Key Findings: Children in Kathmandu Valley are consuming commercially produced snack foods and beverages at a high rate, the majority of which are “unhealthy” according to their nutrient profile. Despite…

Post: Efforts to Protect the Health and Growth of Cambodian Children: Enforcement of Sub-Decree 133

Sub-Decree 133 incorporates provisions of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes into national regulations in Cambodia. Recently, the Executive Working Group (EWG) in charge of implementation took a major step in ensuring that caregivers are protected against unethical marketing of breastmilk substitutes: The EWG fined two companies 2,500,000 Riels (625 USD) each for…

Post: Sharing ARCH Results in Bandung City, Indonesia

The ARCH Indonesia team continues to disseminate results of recent research to high-level officials in Bandung City. Bandung City, the capital of West Java Province, was the site of two studies into infant and young child feeding practices and marketing of commercial foods conducted by the ARCH Project from 2017-2018. Findings will be published in…

Resource: Laporan Singkat: Praktik Menyusui dan Konsumsi Formula Bayi/Formula Lanjutan pada Batita di Kota Bandung

Sebagai bagian dari Proyek ARCH Helen Keller International di Indonesia, survei potong lintang dilakukan kepada 595 orang ibu dari anak berusia 0-35 bulan yang tinggal dan mengunjungi layanan kesehatan anak di 24 fasilitas kesehatan di Kota Bandung. Data yang dikumpulkan berupa karakteristik ibu dan anak, praktik menyusui dan pemberian formula bayi/formula lanjutan, konsumsi produk makanan…

Resource: Laporan Singkat: Praktik Pemberian Makan Bayi dan Batita di Kota Bandung

Sebagai bagian dari Proyek ARCH Helen Keller International di Indonesia, survei potong lintang dilakukan kepada 595 orang ibu dari anak berusia 0-35 bulan yang tinggal dan mengunjungi layanan kesehatan anak di 24 fasilitas kesehatan di Kota Bandung. Data yang dikumpulkan berupa karakteristik ibu dan anak, praktik menyusui dan pemberian formula bayi/formula lanjutan, konsumsi produk makanan…

Post: ARCH Senegal celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

partnering with the Ministry of Health to host a panel discussion on the importance of breastfeeding. Senegal celebrated its World Breastfeeding Week from December 13- 20th 2018. Child health advocates came together in the nation’s capital with the goal of raising awareness among government authorities, non-governmental organizations and other health partners on the importance of…

Post: Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses 2018: Achievements and next steps for children’s health

Breastmilk is the gold standard for infant and young child feeding. The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF recommend that children be exclusively breastfed for the first six months and continue to receive breastmilk up to two years of age or beyond. Yet, the proliferation of varying breastmilk substitutes, including follow-up formula, increasingly undermines exclusive…

Resource: Poster: Caregivers’ perceptions of snacks and factors influencing their use for young child feeding in urban Nepal

This research poster was presented by Atul Upadhyay at the International Union of Nutrition Scientists 21st International Congress of Nutrition held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 15-20 October 2017.   Abstract Caregiver perceptions about snack foods for young children and factors influencing their choice for child feeding in Nepal Nisha Sharma, Alissa pries, Atul Upadhyay,…

Resource: Poster: Low Prevalence of Breastfeeding Counseling during ANC Visits in the Hospitals of Kathmandu Valley

This research poster and abstract about breastfeeding counseling during antenatal care in Kathmandu Valley hospitals was presented by Nisha Sharma at the 2018 Nutrition Innovation Lab Symposium held in Kathmandu, Nepal.   Abstract Low Prevalence of Breastfeeding Counselling during ANC Visits in the Hospitals of Kathmandu Valley Breastfeeding counselling during antenatal period is important for…