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

January 8, 2020

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…

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Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses 2019: Important progress made

January 2, 2020

Since 2013, ARCH has been active in the process of revising the Codex Alimentarius Standard for Follow-Up Formula. Each year, the Helen Keller International delegation has attended the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) meeting, advocating with country representatives to make sure that this food standard clearly defines and regulates…

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Success Stories from Senegal: Nutrition Data in Policy and Practice

November 7, 2019

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…

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New Resources for CCNFSDU 2019

October 22, 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…

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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…

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