Topic: Complementary Feeding

Poster: Monitoring of TV Advertisements for Infant Foods

This research poster was presented by Mary Champeny at the International Union of Nutrition Scientists 21st International Congress of Nutrition held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 15-20 October 2017. Click the “View Resource” button below to download.  

Consumption of commercially produced snack foods and sugar‐sweetened beverages during the complementary feeding period in four African and Asian urban contexts

Consumption of commercially produced snack foods and sugar‐sweetened beverages during the complementary feeding period in four African and Asian urban contexts Abstract: The availability and consumption of commercially produced foods and beverages have increased across low-income and middle-income countries. This cross-sectional survey assessed consumption of commercially produced foods and beverages among children 6–23 months of age,…

Policy Brief: Protecting breastfeeding to 24 months or beyond

How countries can support breastfeeding by adopting new global guidance Laws that protect against the inappropriate marketing of food products that compete with breastfeeding help mothers and caregivers make the best possible feeding choices for their children. The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent relevant resolutions were established to accomplish this by…

World Health Assembly Resolution on the Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants and Young Children

This policy brief helps country governments, non-governmental organizations and private companies understand and adopt the World Health Organization Guidance on Ending the Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants and Young Children. Helen Keller International’s Assessment & Research on Child Feeding (ARCH) project collaborated with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF),…

Point-of-sale promotion of breastmilk substitutes and commercially produced complementary foods in Cambodia, Nepal, Senegal and Tanzania

This article was published in the Maternal & Child Nutrition Supplement: Availability, Promotion and Consumption of Commercial Infant Foods. Abstract: In order to assess the prevalence of point-of-sale promotions of infant and young child feeding products in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Kathmandu Valley, Nepal; Dakar Department, Senegal; and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, approximately 30 retail stores…

Assessment of corporate compliance with guidance and regulations on labels of commercially produced complementary foods sold in Cambodia, Nepal, Senegal and Tanzania

This article was published in the Maternal & Child Nutrition Supplement: Availability, Promotion and Consumption of Commercial Infant Foods. Abstract: National legislation and global guidance address labelling of complementary foods to ensure that labels support optimal infant and young child feeding practices. This cross-sectional study assessed the labels of commercially produced complementary foods (CPCF) sold…

Cross-sectional survey shows that follow-up formula and growing-up milks are labelled similarly to infant formula in four low and middle income countries

This article was published in the Maternal & Child Nutrition Supplement: Availability, Promotion and Consumption of Commercial Infant Foods. Abstract: This cross-sectional survey assessed the characteristics of labels of follow-up formula (FUF) and growing-up milk (GUM) compared with infant formula (IF), including cross-promotion practices between FUF/GUM and IF manufactured by the same company, sold in…