Marketing and Consumption of Commercial Foods Fed to Young Children in Low and Middle‐income Countries

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This June 2019 supplement issue of the journal Maternal & Child Nutrition includes findings from ARCH research into the role of commercial foods in the diets of young children and related national policy issues.

Access the full supplement or click on each article below. Links include French translations of each paper’s abstract.

Marketing and infant and young child feeding in rapidly evolving food environments

Prevalence, duration, and content of television advertisements for breast milk substitutes and commercially produced complementary foods in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Dakar, Senegal

Predictors of breast milk substitute feeding among newborns in delivery facilities in urban Cambodia and Nepal

Pilot implementation of a monitoring and enforcement system for the International Code of Marketing of Breast‐milk Substitutes in Cambodia

Promotions of breastmilk substitutes, commercial complementary foods and commercial snack products commonly fed to young children are frequently found in points‐of‐sale in Bandung City, Indonesia

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

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

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

Energy intake from unhealthy snack food/beverage among 12‐23‐month‐old children in urban Nepal

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