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Post: New Resources for CCNFSDU 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…

Resource: CCNFSDU 2019: Review of the Codex Standard for Follow-Up Formula

CCNFSDU 2019: AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROTECT CHILDREN’S HEALTH This November, the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses 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…

Post: Response to Recommendations from Key U.S. Health and Nutrition Organizations

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…

Resource: Full Report: Point-of-Sale Promotion and Labeling Violations of Breastmilk Substitutes in Cambodia- Observations in Six Provinces

This report was authored by Helen Keller International Cambodia and World Vision International in August 2019. A two-page summary brief on this research is available here. Suggested citation: Helen Keller International (HKI) & World Vision International (WVI). (2019). Point-of-Sale Promotion and Labeling Violations of Breastmilk Substitutes in Cambodia: Observations in Six Provinces. Second Phase, 2018.…

Resource: High proportions of children under 3 years of age consume commercially produced snack foods and sugar‐sweetened beverages in Bandung City, Indonesia

This article was published in the Maternal & Child Nutrition Supplement: Marketing and Consumption of Commercial Foods Fed to Young Children in Low and Middle‐income Countries. Access abstract in Bahasa Indonesia and French. Abstract: Child undernutrition continues to be a national concern in Indonesia, whereas childhood overweight/obesity rises. Economic development has led to wide availability…

Resource: Unhealthy Snack Food and Beverage Consumption Is Associated with Lower Dietary Adequacy and Length-for-Age z-Scores among 12–23-Month-Olds in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

This articles was published in the Journal of Nutrition in July 2019. Abstract: Background Consumption of unhealthy snack foods and beverages (USFBs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is rising, with global awareness increasing about risks of overnutrition. However, little is known about the relation between USFB consumption and young children’s diet/nutritional outcomes in contexts where…

Resource: Perceptions of commercial snack food and beverages for infant and young child feeding: A mixed‐methods study among caregivers in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

This article was published in the Maternal & Child Nutrition Supplement: Marketing and Consumption of Commercial Foods Fed to Young Children in Low and Middle‐income Countries. Abstract: Ensuring nutritious complementary feeding is vital for child nutrition. Prior research in Kathmandu Valley found high consumption rates of commercially produced snack foods among young children, which are…

Resource: Snack food and beverage consumption and young child nutrition in low‐ and middle‐income countries: A systematic review

This article was published in the Maternal & Child Nutrition Supplement: Marketing and Consumption of Commercial Foods Fed to Young Children in Low and Middle‐income Countries. Abstract: Although snacks can provide important nutrients for young children during the complementary feeding period, the increasing availability of snack foods and sugar‐sweetened beverages (SSB), often energy‐dense and nutrient‐poor,…