FrieslandCampina Institute launches in Belgium and the United Kingdom
FrieslandCampina Institute provides nutrition and health professionals with scientific information and practical tools on a wide variety of nutrition and health topics. Starting today, the FrieslandCampina Institute will also be present in Belgium and the United Kingdom.
New position statement on protein and exercise published by International Society of Sports Nutrition
The International Society of Sports Nutrition critically reviewed the current scientific literature on protein intake for healthy exercising adults. Their conclusion: “Increasing protein intake by consuming whole foods as well as high-quality supplemental protein sources can improve the adaptive response to training”.
NEW Dairy, nutrition and health publications
FrieslandCampina Institute developed two new publications on dairy, nutrition and health for nutrition and health professionals. These publications include a variety of information, ranging from the role of dairy in a healthy nutrition to the production process and the nutritional value of milk, yoghurt and cheese.
Effect of multi-disciplinary interventions among overweight children and adolescents
In two new Cochrane Reviews the effect of diet, physical activity and behavioural interventions for the treatment of overweight have been assessed among children (6-11 year) and adolescents (12-17 year). The researchers concluded that multidisciplinary interventions are beneficial in achieving positive effect on BMI and weight in overweight children and adolescents. Especially in children more insights are needed on the long-term effects.
Food-Based Dietary guidelines around the globe
Students of the Wageningen University (The Netherlands) provided an overview of the official food-based dietary guidelines around the world, in collaboration with the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment and the Nutrition Centre in the Netherlands. They found that 93 out of 226 countries have a food-based dietary guideline, whereby hierarchical models, such as pyramids, are used equally to non-hierarchical models, such as plates.
FAO: dairy essential for nutrient security
The Declaration of Rotterdam was signed on 19 October 2016 by Ren Wang, Assistant Director-General of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and Jeremy Hill, President of the International Dairy Federation. This took place during the final meeting of the World Dairy Summit, held in Rotterdam the last few days.
Daily breakfast consumption with quality food choices contribute to a healthy lifestyle and should be encouraged in Malaysian children
Malaysia, like many developing countries, experiences the coexistence of the dual burden of malnutrition. While overnutrition is more prevalent than undernutrition, poor dietary habits such as irregular consumption of main meals (e.g. breakfast), frequent consumption of snacks and fast food, and low consumption of fruits and vegetables have led to deficiencies in essential micronutrients. Alexandra Prabaharan, a certified nutritionist with the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA)
Setting standards through harmonizing recommended dietary allowances in Southeast Asia
The harmonization of recommended dietary allowances (RDAs) in the Southeast Asia (SEA) region is a collective effort of participating countries to achieve improvement in health, nutrition and welfare. This is accomplished by facilitating consumer education and improving public health for all populations in the region.
Shifting gears: Multifactorial approach needed to combat rising obesity in Malaysia
“An escalated effort is needed to address the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Malaysia”, says an expert. The call comes as nearly half of Malaysians fall into the obese category; not surprisingly, the burden of NCDs is correspondingly heavy. Already a substantial number of pre-school and schoolchildren in Malaysia are overweight or obese as was found the South East Asia Nutrition Survey (SEANUTS) study.
Majority of parents think their obese children are “just about the right weight”
A recently published study by Duncan, et al examined the prevalence of parental misconceptions in the US related to preschool children’s weight. Data from the above mentioned survey were gathered; with the earlier survey conducted from 1988 to1994 (n=3839) and the recent one from 2007 to 2012 (n=3153). Parents of children ages 2-5 years were asked whether they classified their child as overweight, underweight or just about the right weight....