Category: Blog

Low prevalence of double and triple burdens of malnutrition in Kathmandu Valley households must not leave us complacent

March 30, 2021

My ARCH colleagues’ latest findings in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal reveals some good news that the prevalence of mother-child dyads suffering from coexisting multiple burdens of malnutrition is still relatively low. A little over 8 percent in their study sample were an overweight mother with an undernourished child (“double burden”), and only about 3 percent were…


“Growing-up milk” marketing in Indonesia signals need for strengthened regulations

August 7, 2020

World Breastfeeding Week 2020 has sparked conversations about the broader environmental and social impacts of infant feeding decisions. In our research, we have observed a trend of increased availability and promotion of breast-milk substitute products for young children. Beyond the carbon footprint generated in the production, packaging and distribution of a broader range of breast-milk…


Response to World Cancer Research Fund Policy Guide on Restrictions of Food and Beverage Marketing to Children

February 21, 2020

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has developed a series of valuable policy guides intended to serve as roadmaps for government and civil society nutrition champions on how to build coalitions to advocate for, draft, pass, and eventually enforce regulations to protect consumers from commercial foods and beverages that have no place on a healthy…


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

October 16, 2019

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…