Choosing nutrient-rich over nutrient-poor foods for better diet quality
The general principle of nutrient density is the concentration of nutrients per amount of food or caloric contribution of that food. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) defined nutrient-dense foods as those that “provide vitamins, minerals, and other substances that contribute to adequate nutrient intakes or may have positive health effects, with little or no solid fats and added sugars, refined starches, and sodium.”
Overweight in children: the role of breakfast
Overweight in children is becoming more common and is a major public health issue worldwide. Different factors interplay in the development of overweight, such as birth weight, genetic implications and socioeconomic status. Besides, nutrition and dietary habits play a role, in particular breakfast.
Don’t skip breakfast!
Rushing to school or work or simply not feeling hungry: there may be many reasons why a lot of families don’t always have breakfast. However, regularly having breakfast can be favorable for children and helps promote good eating habits from a young age onward that lasts a lifetime.
FrieslandCampina Institute China launch event
On April 12, FrieslandCampina Institute (FCI) China was officially launched. The event was held in conjunction with the Children’s Healthcare subgroup, Chinese Medical Doctor Association (CMDA) Conference on Children’s Nutrition and Nourishing 2019, in Chongqing.
Webinar: Lactose and lactose intolerance
Join our webinar on June 27th to learn more about lactose and lactose intolerance. This webinar is for nutrition and health professionals and is provided free of charge by FrieslandCampina Institute.
The importance of hydration
Why is hydration important and which drinks help maintain a positive net fluid balance? The FrieslandCampina Institute spoke with Dr Stuart Galloway about his research at the University of Stirling, UK about the hydrating potential of different drinks.
First-of-its-kind lactose reference book published by Elsevier
A novel professional reference book with the title Lactose: Evolutionary Role, Health Effects, and Applications was recently published by Elsevier. The 310-pages reference book provides a holistic overview of lactose and provides correct information on lactose, replacing many misunderstandings and confusions on the topic.
Attention required for strong bones with a vegan diet
What is the effect of a vegan diet on bone mineral density? Researchers Iguacel et al., (2018) have investigated the effect of different diets on bone health in a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Vitamin D and combined supplementation with calcium
Globally, the incidence and prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency is on the rise (1). Approximately more than half of the world’s population have vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency (1). Fortunately, this disorder can be easily modified with minimal cost. Recently, Wimalawansa et al (2018) published a review on the function of vitamin D and its supplementation in various populations.
The role of milk as a post-exercise drink
Milk and other dairy products are part of many nutritional guidelines worldwide. Over the past decade research has consistently shown the potential role of milk for sports performance (1). This latest review by James et al., (2018) focuses on the role of milk as a drink after exercise (2).