Topic: Complementary Feeding

Resumen de políltica sobre la resolución WHA69.9 English version available here. Version française ici.  

Document de Politique Générale. English version available here. Versión en español disponible aquí.

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,…

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…

This brief summarizes a forthcoming decision to be made at the next meeting of Codex, also known as Codex Alimentarius, which is a joint body of the Food and Agricultural Organization and the World Health Organization.  Describing the review that the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses will conduct of the…

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),…

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…

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…

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…

This article was published in the Maternal & Child Nutrition Supplement: Availability, Promotion and Consumption of Commercial Infant Foods. Abstract: There are limited data describing infant and young child feeding practices (IYCF) in urban Tanzania. This study assessed the types of foods consumed by children under 2 years of age and maternal exposure to promotions…