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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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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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New peer-reviewed articles on consumption and promotion of commercial foods

June 21, 2019

New research published by Helen Keller International’s Assessment and Research on Child Feeding (ARCH) Project in the scientific journal Maternal & Child Nutrition builds on previous findings on promotion and consumption of commercial foods and beverages among infants and young children. These papers illustrate the widespread promotion and high rates of consumption in Nepal, Cambodia,…

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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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Sharing ARCH Results in Bandung City, Indonesia

February 25, 2019

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…

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