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 infant formula and ensure that companies are required to comply with the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. These products must be considered as breast-milk substitutes to protect breastfeeding, improve child nutrition, and reduce preventable child deaths.
The following webinar and policy briefs on the ARCH Nutrition website are designed to help inform attendees in advance of the CCNFSDU meeting from November 24-29, 2019.
- POLICY BRIEF: CCNFSDU 2019: Review of the Codex Standard for Follow-Up Formula
- POLICY BRIEF: Benefits of Breastfeeding in the Second Year of Life and Beyond
- POLICY BRIEF: Human Rights Approach to the Codex Standard for Follow-Up Formula
- POLICY BRIEF [FRENCH]: Avantages de l’allaitement au cours de la deuxième année de la vie et au-delà
- POLICY BRIEF [FRENCH]: CCNFSDU 2019: Revision de la Norme sur les Préparations de Suite
Video resources from Helen Keller International’s ARCH Project & The Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Network Webinar:
- [Recording] Webinar 1: Why breastfeeding still matters after 1 year of life. Presented by Laurence M. Grummer-Strawn, PhD (World Health Organization). This is the first of three webinars presented in a series hosted by Helen Keller International’s ARCH Project & The Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Network.
- [Recording] Webinar 2: Putting public health before profit – What Codex needs to do in 2019 (English)