Children's Nutrition

Gelatin-Free Tumeric Gummy to Hit Confectionery Market

21 Feb 2017 --- Anlit Ltd, are launching vegetarian curcumin gummies for consumers seeking curcumin supplement alternatives. Anlit will present this supplement and other novel products during Vitafoods Europe-FPE, May 9-11, 2017, in Geneva.

Up to 40 Percent of Child Obesity Incidences Inherited from Parents

20 Feb 2017 --- Around 35-40 percent of a child's Body Mass Index (BMI) is inherited from their parents, a new study has found, rising to 55-60 per cent for obese children. The study suggests that more than half a child’s tendency towards obesity is determined by genetics and family environment.

One Third of US Parents Confident Children Get Enough Nutrition

20 Feb 2017 --- A recent study has found that only a third of parents with children ages 4-18 are confident that they provide their children with a nutritious diet. The report is based on responses from 1,767 parents who had at least one child age 4-18 years.

High Fructose Consumption Linked to Increase of Liver Disease in Young Consumers

14 Feb 2017 --- Researchers from the UK and Italy have suggested that high levels of dietary fructose and uric acid may be key in the development of poor liver health amongst children and adolescents.

KEY INTERVIEW: Tackling Toddler Nutrition with Whey Protein Products

13 Feb 2017 --- Since Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) set their sights on the infant nutrition market, there’s been no stopping them. Now, having already entered the sector with innovating products aimed at toddlers, NutritionInsight caught up with Anne Staudt Kvistgaard, the Head of Sales & Science Development at AFI to discuss both the sector and AFI’s products in more detail. 

Salt Reduction in Breakfast Cereals Over 10 Years, But Sugar Content Still High

10 Feb 2017 --- According to a new study by Action on Sugar and Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) at Queen Mary University of London, the salt content in breakfast cereals has decreased over the last decade, whereas the sugar content has increased.

Canada Invests in Healthy Eating Program

08 Feb 2017 --- The Canadian Government has announced that it is investing nearly $5 million over five years in a program that will help children build their nutritional knowledge. The program will also aim to help families develop kitchen and food preparation skills needed to maintain healthy lives.

Malnutrition and Stress During Pregnancy Affect Baby’s Muscle Development

06 Feb 2017 --- Is it possible that babies born too early have health risks that relate to their early life experience? Scientists looking into the frequent and significant problem in the neonatal population, think that poor growth following premature birth could be due to malnutrition and stress during pregnancy.

Ads Praising Unhealthy Foods Should be More Restricted, Votes BEUC

01 Feb 2017 --- The European Parliament’s Committee for health, food and environment has voted that, in the context of the revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive, ads praising unhealthy foods should be more restricted from the programs that children watch on TV or video-sharing platforms.

Physically Active Children Less Depressed

31 Jan 2017 --- While previous studies have shown that adults and young people who are physically active have a lower risk of developing depression, the same effect has not been studied in children - until now. And, the results from the new study show that children receive the same beneficial effect from being active.

Report Shows 1 in 5 First Year Primary School Students in UK are Overweight or Obese

30 Jan 2017 --- The State of Child Health report has revealed that UK children are at serious risk of obesity, with more than one in five children in the first year of primary school being overweight or obese. The data provide an “across the board” snapshot of child health and wellbeing in the UK.

High Iron Intake and Keeping Fit Boosts Students' Grades

26 Jan 2017 --- Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Pennsylvania State University have found that a student's fitness level and iron status could be the difference between making an A or a B.

Children with Asthma 51 Percent More Likely to Become Obese

20 Jan 2017 --- Children with asthma may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Students Purchase Healthy Snacks when Made Available

18 Jan 2017 --- A new study looking into students snack buying habits has highlighted how students will purchase healthier snack products from concession stands if the healthy food items are made available to them.

Danone Debuts Aptamil Infant Formula in India

17 Jan 2017 --- Danone is strengthening its nutrition business in India with the launch of internationally popular infant formula brand Aptamil with its enriched nutrients that supports brain and eye development in babies and helps to boost the immune system.

US Childhood Type 2 Diabetes Rises 109% Between 2011 and 2015

13 Jan 2017 --- Type 2 diabetes diagnosis has more than doubled in the pediatric population (ages 0 to 22 years) from 2011 to 2015, according to data from FAIR Health, a national, independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information.

Women Must Consume More Folic Acid To Ensure Healthy Pregnancies, Study Finds

11 Jan 2017 --- Despite the mandatory addition of folic acid to enriched grain products in the United States, many women still do not consume adequate amounts of the important vitamin, according to a new editorial published in JAMA Pediatrics during Folic Acid Awareness Week and January's Birth Defects Prevention Month.

Nutritional Quality of Kids’ Meals in Chain Restaurants Not Improving

11 Jan 2017 --- US chain restaurants participating in a National Restaurant Association initiative to improve the nutritional quality of their children's menus have made no significant changes compared with restaurants not participating in the program, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

EPA and DHA Omega-3s Lower Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

10 Jan 2017 --- EPA and DHA omega-3s reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) – that’s according to the results of a new, comprehensive meta-analysis published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings and sponsored by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED).?

Convenience Not Only Reason Why Parents Buy Frozen Dinners

09 Jan 2017 --- A new study looking into the reasons why parents buy frozen ready-made dinners for their family, has found that a genuine like for the meals, cost saving and poor cooking and meal-planning ability contribute to the sales of such food items, with convenience also playing a big part.