Topic: Snack Foods

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: Child undernutrition continues to be a national concern in Indonesia, whereas childhood overweight/obesity rises. Economic development has led to wide availability of highly processed foods and beverages, with…

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…

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…

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: Unhealthy snack food and beverage (USFB) consumption among young children has been noted in many low‐income and middle‐income countries (LMIC), however, there is a lack of information on…

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,…

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: Few studies have documented the marketing of commercial foods and beverages for infants and young children in West Java, Indonesia. To assess the prevalence of promotions at points‐of‐sale…

This supplement editorial was published in the Maternal & Child Nutrition Supplement: Marketing and Consumption of Commercial Foods Fed to Young Children in Low and Middle‐income Countries. Excerpt: This 2019 Maternal & Child Nutrition supplement presents the continuation of research in Cambodia, Nepal, and Senegal, as well as a broadening of its scope in a new…

This research brief discusses our recent work evaluating consumption of unhealthy snack foods and beverages among children 12-23 months of age in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Key Findings: Children in Kathmandu Valley are consuming commercially produced snack foods and beverages at a high rate, the majority of which are “unhealthy” according to their nutrient profile. Despite…

This research poster was presented by Atul Upadhyay at the International Union of Nutrition Scientists 21st International Congress of Nutrition held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 15-20 October 2017.   Abstract Caregiver perceptions about snack foods for young children and factors influencing their choice for child feeding in Nepal Nisha Sharma, Alissa pries, Atul Upadhyay,…

This research poster and abstract was presented by Nisha Sharma at the 2018 Nutrition Innovation Lab Symposium held in Kathmandu, Nepal.   Abstract: Title: Convenience and child preference drive Kathmandu Valley caregivers to choose commercial snack foods for their children aged 12-23 months Authors and Affiliations: Nisha Sharma (1), Alissa Pries (1,2), Atul Upadhyay(1), Babita…