SACN statement on nutrition and older adults living in the community
On 20th January 2021 the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) published their position statement on nutrition and older adults, with a particular focus on those aged over 65 years living in the community. The proportion of older adults in the UK population continues to grow and currently 1 in 5 people are aged 65 years and over.
Now available: protein magazine
Do you want to learn more about protein? Our newest magazine provides in-depth information and highlights protein needs of different ages. It also provides explanation on protein quality, essential amino acids and the health benefits of protein.
Iodine status: cows’ milk versus plant-based drinks
Iodine is a mineral that is present in a limited number of foods, such as fish, eggs and milk and dairy products. Iodine contributes to the normal production of thyroid hormones. It also contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system. There is emerging evidence that mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency during pregnancy is associated with suboptimal child neurodevelopment outcomes. The role of pre-pregnancy iodine stores seems to be important to ensure adequate supplies of iodine durin
Dairy has neutral to beneficial effects on inflammatory biomarkers
A systematic review recently published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition suggests consumption of dairy products such as milk, cheese and yoghurt have a neutral to beneficial effect on inflammatory biomarkers.
Healthy eating habits in children: what advice can you give parents?
According to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association1, it's not just what children eat that is important, but how they eat as well. The statement offers guidelines to help parents and caregivers promote good eating habits and help children maintain a healthy weight. This may serve to reduce those children's risk of illness later in life.
FAO, WHO report on guiding principles for sustainable healthy diets
Many people around the world do not have access to safe, affordable healthy diets. As a result, malnutrition is a problem of global proportion. One-in-three individuals is currently affected by at least one form of malnutrition, such as hunger, stunting, wasting, micronutrient deficiencies, overweight and/or obesity.
UK Malnutrition Awareness Week 2020 on October 5th-12th
Did you know that more than three million people across the UK are malnourished or at risk of becoming malnourished? An estimated one million of these people is over the age of 65. It’s a silent, and often hidden problem which in most cases can be preventable.
Role of protein for healthy ageing and recovery from illness
Proteins play an important role in supporting health throughout all stages of life. With an ageing population the focus is on maintaining quality of life and independence for as long as possible. This article considers the role of proteins along with physical activity in maintaining muscle mass and strength in older adults, which is essential for staying mobile and active. Protein is also critical for recovery from illness and recovering the muscle tissue lost.
Nutrition support post critical care
Patients should receive appropriate nutrition support to achieve adequate energy and protein consumption, as they transit through different feeding modes and experience physiological and functional challenges to food intake. Dr. Lim Yen Peng, an experienced dietitian from Singapore, speaks to FrieslandCampina Institute on this topic.
Nutrition and the immune system
A healthy, varied diet, together with other factors, can contribute to the proper functioning of the immune system. In this article, you will read about the functioning of the immune system and the various internal and external factors that can influence the immune system. We will also discuss the possible impact of certain nutrients and food components on the immune system.