Topic: Snack Foods

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…

As part of Helen Keller International’s ARCH Project in Indonesia, a cross-sectional survey was carried out with 595 mothers of children 0-35  months residing and seeking child health services in 24 health facilities in Bandung City. Data were collected on mother and child characteristics, breastfeeding and the use of BMS, consumption of commercially produced food…

La malnutrition est la cause sous-jacente de 2,7 millions de décès d’enfants de moins de cinq ans chaque année, soit 45% de tous les décès d’enfants. Une nutrition optimale les deux premières années de vie est essentielle pour promouvoir une croissance et un développement sains. Pour améliorer la survie de l’enfant, il est donc important…

This research poster was presented by Alissa Pries at the International Union of Nutrition Scientists 21st International Congress of Nutrition held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 15-20 October 2017.  

This research poster was presented by Alissa Pries 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 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,…

This brief outlines the findings from ARCH research conducted in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Kathmandu Valley, Nepal; Dakar, Senegal; and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  

A new advocacy brief created by the ARCH Senegal team reviews findings from research conducted in Dakar Department among mothers of children under two years of age, and provides policy recommendations to ensure that children receive the healthiest start in life. The brief will be shared with local and national stakeholders in Senegal including the…