Category: Press Releases

New ARCH research finds alarming ‘junk food’ consumption among young children in Nepal

July 17, 2019

NEW EVIDENCE SUGGESTS HIGH CONSUMPTION OF UNHEALTHY SNACK FOOD PRODUCTS MAY CONTRIBUTE TO STUNTED GROWTH IN YOUNG CHILDREN In Nepal, unhealthy snack food and beverage products comprise nearly 25 percent of energy intake among children 12 to 23 months of age, new data shows. Washington, DC (16 July, 2019) –A new study published today by…

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

March 8, 2019

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…

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