children's nutrition

17 Jul 2019
--- Trending this year, adaptogens have emerged as a class of herbal extracts with claims of boosting the body’s ability to combat physical, chemical and biological stressors, in addition to elevating cognitive functions,... Read More
16 Jul 2019
--- The European division of The World Health Organization (WHO) has slammed the baby food market, noting that a large proportion of products are high in sugar and incorrectly promoted as suitable for infants under six months.... Read More
11 Jul 2019
--- Fiber-rich diets may prove important during pregnancy in boosting the wellbeing of both mother and child, as well as protecting against the serious pregnancy-related condition preeclampsia. This is according to Australian... Read More
08 Jul 2019
--- Global malnutrition is inarguably a pressing issue, yet its burdens on the collective society do not fall evenly, whether geographically or demographically. At present, many food systems are poorly equipped to offer... Read More
02 Jul 2019
--- Infants and young children with low levels of vitamin D may be at greater risk of high blood pressure later in childhood, according to a new study from the Boston Medical Center, US. The study, published in the American... Read More
02 Jul 2019
--- Over 90 percent of baby formula on the market is based on cow-based proteins, but infant nutrition company Else plans to offer 100 percent plant-based, non-dairy, non-soy, non-GMO and gluten-free options. The company... Read More
01 Jul 2019
--- Fourteen varieties of oligosaccharides – a type of prebiotic that aids the growth of beneficial bacteria and protects against harmful varieties in the gut – naturally occur in goat milk baby formula, according to... Read More
28 Jun 2019
--- Currently, standard infant formula lacks milk fat globule membrane (MFGM), which is essential to providing a composition similar to breast milk – the gold standard of nutrition for infants. At this month's ESPGHAN... Read More
24 Jun 2019
--- British children are consuming high levels of sugar at school due to a lack of limits being in place, obesity-prevention charity Sugarwise notes. Its certification scheme that curbs the over-consumption of sugar launches... Read More
20 Jun 2019
--- Children with food allergies have higher subcutaneous levels of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) than children with respiratory allergies, or those with no allergies at all, a new study has found. High levels of AGEs... Read More
18 Jun 2019
--- As the battle against childhood obesity continues, research is increasingly identifying wide-ranging obesity risk factors that could be targeted through early intervention or policies. Along these lines, the amount of energy... Read More
18 Jun 2019
--- Neopac and Streuli Pharma (Streuli) are simplifying vitamin D supplementation for children with the launch of a dropper tube, which enables a safer and more precise administration of doses. Streuli manufactures the oil based... Read More
13 Jun 2019
--- A 12-week consultation on proposals has begun to explore what kinds of products should be included in the UK government's proposals to add folic acid to flour in a bid to reduce neural tube defects (NTD). Ministers... Read More
05 Jun 2019
--- Autism is linked to similar gene mutations found in both the brain and the gut, according to a new study from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia. The vast majority of people with autism suffer... Read More
04 Jun 2019
--- A coalition of health groups are calling on the UK government to ban popular cartoon characters from being used on packaging to market unhealthy products to children. A new food and drink survey singles out children’s... Read More
04 Jun 2019
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers about concerns regarding the safety of vinpocetine, an ingredient often marketed for cognitive sharpness. Specifically, the agency is voicing... Read More
31 May 2019
--- In exploring the use of blockchain for food traceability, Plasmon, the Italian baby food subsidiary of Kraft Heinz has signed a Programmatic Memorandum of Understanding with Italy’s Ministry of Agricultural, Food,... Read More
29 May 2019
--- A new Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) endorsed survey of 5,500 pregnant women and mothers across seven countries has shown that as many as 20 percent were already aware of the importance of the milk fat globule membrane (MFGM)... Read More
28 May 2019
--- Soluble guar fiber may help improve constipation and irritability in children within the autism spectrum, according to a new pilot study from Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (KPUM) in Japan. The researchers found... Read More
24 May 2019
--- The European Commission (EC) has set its recommended levels of vitamin D to 2,5 μg/100 kcal for infant and follow-on formula, in addition to decreeing that levels of erucic not exceed 0.4 percent of total fat content in... Read More