Children's Nutrition

Emotional Feeding Increases Emotional Eating Habit in Children

25 Apr 2017 --- School-age children whose parents fed them to soothe their negative feelings were more likely to eat emotionally later on in life, according to a new longitudinal study from researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, King's College London, University College London, and the University of Leeds.

Specific Probiotic Strain Shown to Reduce Gestational Diabetes Incidence by Nearly 70%

20 Apr 2017 --- A new study has shown how a certain probiotic may reduce the risk of gestational diabetes by nearly 70 percent. Researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington and the University of Auckland, looked at how a ‘home-grown’ naturally occurring probiotic reduces the risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy and lowers fasting blood sugar.

High Protein Snacks Help Children Behave Better at School, Study Shows

05 Apr 2017 --- Protein-based snacks could lead to improved classroom behavior, according to a group of educators in one US school district. Jennifer Best, Extension Educator at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, worked closely with school staff to test that theory on a small scale, and found that concentration and focus was vastly improved when children snacked on things like hard boiled eggs, rather than high GI snacks.

B12 Deficiency in Children Linked to Lower Cognitive Ability

28 Mar 2017 --- Low levels of vitamin B12 as a child may impact their cognitive level as they grow up, new research has found. In a recent study, children with lower levels had more difficulties solving cognitive tests, such as the ability to do puzzles, recognize letters and interpret other children’s feelings. 

High Intensity Exercise Could Act as “Prescription” For Kids Metobolic Health

27 Mar 2017 --- Just 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity may be the key to helping some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, according to an international study led by a researcher at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. 

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.

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.