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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,…

Resource: Commercially produced complementary foods in Bandung City, Indonesia, are often reported to be iron fortified but with less than recommended amounts or suboptimal forms of iron

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: Commercially produced complementary foods (CPCF) that are iron fortified can help improve iron status of young children. We conducted a review…