4th FrieslandCampina Institute Asia Pacific Symposium 2019
The theme this year was ‘The Nutritional Influence: Current perspectives and novel approaches to improving the nutritional status of Asian children’. The symposium highlighted latest insights, emerging evidences and clinical best practices that can help address some of the most pressing challenges in managing child nutrition.
Webinar recording and animated video about sustainable diets
With a growing world population, the need for a sustainable and healthy diet is becoming increasingly important. Are you interested to know more about this topic? Watch the recording of our webinar by professor Pieter van 't Veer, or the new animated video that shows what a more sustainable and healthy diet looks like!
Publication on sialic acid
The role of sialic acid in infant nutrition has been studied by researchers due to its potential supportive roles in brain development and function, resistance to pathogens, gut maturation and immune function.
Paediatric gastroenterologist shares pointers on complementary feeding
Exclusive breastfeeding should continue till an infant is 4-6 months old, says paediatric gastroenterologist Dr Christina Ong, who presented on the topic of complementary feeding during a symposium organized by the Singapore Paediatric Society and supported by FrieslandCampina Institute. Complementary feeding should not be introduced before 4 months of age and should not be delayed beyond 6 months old. Additionally, complementary foods should comprise of a wide variety of flavours and textures.
Role of protein in early and later stage of life
During Asian Congress of Nutrition 2019 (4-7 August 2019), FrieslandCampina Institute hosted a symposium with theme "Role of Protein in Early and Later Stage of Life". Through the symposium, experts shared their views on the importance of protein for development in children and also for ageing.
Focus on parental reassurances, nutritional solutions in management of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
Parental reassurance and nutritional solutions are the cornerstone of effective management of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in infancy. Based strictly on its definition, FGIDs is not a disease, says renowned paediatrician, Professor Yvan Vandenplas, of the University Hospital Brussels in Belgium. In the absence of disease, there is no need for pharmacotherapy, he explained.
See you at the Asian Congress of Nutrition 2019
If you are attending the Asian Congress of Nutrition 2019, come say hi! We will be at booth S14 from August 4th to 7th. FrieslandCampina Institute will also be organizing a symposium on August 5th (Monday). Join us and explore the role of protein in early and later stages of life. See you soon!
Role of nutrition and probiotics in the management of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome
During the annual conference of the Dutch Dairy Association, 28 March 2019, a number of experts discussed gut health. One of the speakers, Ben Witteman, a gastroenterologist at the ‘Gelderse Vallei’ hospital in Ede, the Netherlands, considered the role of nutrition and probiotics in the management of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) and irritable bowel syndrome. This article summarizes the highlights of his presentation.
First Independent External Expert Panel meeting
On 18th and 19th June 2019, the first meeting of the FrieslandCampina Institute with its Independent External Expert Panel took place in The Netherlands. This panel consists of an international group of multi-disciplinary experts in the field of (under)nutrition, public- and community health and consumer behavior.
Milk provides high quality protein essential for growth
Protein plays a role in building and maintaining body tissues, such as muscle and bone. Proteins are made of smaller building blocks called amino acids. There are 20 different types of amino acids, 9 of which are essential. Milk protein is considered high quality protein because it contains all 9 essential amino acids (EAAs) in relatively high quantities.