Malnutrition is still a huge challenge among children in Southeast Asia
A recently completed study of nearly 14,000 children, aged six months to 12 years, highlights an important issue known as the ‘triple burden’ of malnutrition. This is the coexistence of undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overweight/obesity. These three burdens often coexist in the same country and can even occur in the same family.
Happy World Milk Day!
Today is World Milk Day, the day that people all over the world celebrate the role of milk in a healthy diet. Dairy products, like milk and cheese, deliver essential nutrients such as protein, calcium and vitamine B2 and B12.
Short 4-questions survey
To be able to provide a better service and to optimize our information, we conduct a number of short surveys.
Winners of the Dairy Matrix Challenge
FrieslandCampina Institute wishes a hearty congratulations to the 4 winners of the Dairy Matrix Challenge!
National guidelines for Nigeria to reduce neonatal mortality
The National Guidelines for Newborn Care1,2,3 by the Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria are available. Dr Osagie Ehanire , MD, FWACS, Honourable Minister for Health explains that these guidelines are a tool to support achievement of reduction of neonatal mortality.
Animal source foods, rich in essential amino acids, are important for linear growth and development of young children in low-…
In this review, Parikh et al (2021) considered the evidence for the role of protein and more specifically essential amino acids (EAAs) for linear growth and neurocognitive development in children below 5 years in LMICs.
Recent review paper on the impact of stunting and overweight on cognitive development in children 0-59 months
The findings presented in the paper show that underweight/stunting and overweight/obesity are both negatively associated with cognitive neurodevelopment. It appears likely that the period in which neurocognitive deficits can recover following appropriate nutritional interventions extends beyond the first 1000 days of life, up to 8 years of age, which is in agreement with prefrontal cortex development and ongoing synaptogenesis at that age.
Now available: protein tool
In collaboration with the Nutrition Society of Nigeria, we have developed a practical tool which can be used to estimate a child’s protein intake and for comparison to the levels recommended by guidelines. The tool also contains information pertinent to parents and caregivers.
FrieslandCampina Institute Dairy Matrix Challenge
FrieslandCampina Institute organizes a Dairy Matrix Challenge for professionals with an interest in the role of dairy in nutrition and health. By participating in this challenge, you will have a chance to win a sponsorship to the online Summer School on Dairy Nutrition and Health 2022, which is organized in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research.
Dairy’s place in food-based dietary guidelines worldwide
A recent review published in Frontier in Nutrition analyzed dairy-based messaging from 94 national food-based dietary guidelines (FBDGs). The authors found that the dairy messages are primarily focused on basic information such as type of dairy products, serving sizes and consumption frequency. The table below summarizes the dairy messages.