Webinar: Clinical viewpoint on maternal and children nutrition status in Hong Kong
This webinar is a live broadcast of a symposium organized by the Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
Scientific roundtable debate: The impact of dairy products in the development of type 2 diabetes
Many studies have investigated the relationship between dairy and type 2 diabetes (T2D). The Dutch Dairy Organization and FrieslandCampina Institute invited external experts to evaluate the current state of knowledge. A selected group of international scientific experts convened for a 2-day roundtable debate in November 2017. On day 1 all scientific experts from different disciplines gave a presentation on a subarea of dairy and type 2 diabetes. On day 2 the experts jointly defined the
The iodine content of semi-skimmed milk in the Netherlands
Iodine is a trace element that naturally occurs in a limited number of foods. Iodine is essential for the production of thyroid hormones. These hormones are important for metabolism, development of the nervous system and growth (1).
Webinar recording & 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 watch our new animated video that shows what a more sustainable and healthy diet looks like!
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.
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.
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.