Revised standard for follow-up formula should protect optimal infant and young child feeding

December 8, 2016

At a Codex meeting in Hamburg, Germany this week, many countries called for changes to an international standard on follow-up formula, a product marketed for children over six months of age that often displaces breastfeeding. Updating the standard to define follow-up formula as a breastmilk substitute will help protect optimal breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices.…


U.N. expert says unhealthy snack foods and beverages are a human rights concern

November 30, 2016

Unhealthy snack foods and beverages as a human rights issue Recently, a United Nations expert warned that unhealthy snack foods and beverages are a human rights concern. In a new report, Hilal Elver, the U.N.’s special representative on the right to food, said that the rise of industrial food production combined with trade liberalization has…


In Senegal, regulating promotion of commercial foods can boost child nutrition and health

October 18, 2016

The right nutrition during a child’s earliest days can save lives and boost healthy growth and development. Optimal infant and young child feeding practices during the first two years can help Senegalese children reach their full potential. Over the past decade, Senegal has taken important steps to improve child health and nutrition. Yet, there is…


ARCH Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

July 31, 2016

This week, we join countries and communities around the world in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7, 2016). The ARCH team collaborates with partners in empowering women to breastfeed and provide their children with the healthiest start in life—not only with a range of activities this week, but throughout the year. This year’s theme focuses…


Celebrating the Golden 1,000 Days during World Breastfeeding Week in Nepal

Nepal is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week with the theme “Breastfeeding: A key to Sustainable Development.” The Ministry of Health has organized several activities that focus on the need to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. To support these initiatives, the Nepal ARCH team is co-organizing various events at 10 major hospitals, which cover 90% of births…