Paediatric gastroenterologist shares pointers on complementary feeding
Exclusive breastfeeding should continue till an infant is 4-6 months old, says paediatric gastroenterologist Dr Christina Ong, who presented on the topic of complementary feeding during a symposium organized by the Singapore Paediatric Society and supported by FrieslandCampina Institute. Complementary feeding should not be introduced before 4 months of age and should not be delayed beyond 6 months old. Additionally, complementary foods should comprise of a wide variety of flavours and textures.
Role of protein in early and later stage of life
During Asian Congress of Nutrition 2019 (4-7 August 2019), FrieslandCampina Institute hosted a symposium with theme "Role of Protein in Early and Later Stage of Life". Through the symposium, experts shared their views on the importance of protein for development in children and also for ageing.
Focus on parental reassurances, nutritional solutions in management of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
Parental reassurance and nutritional solutions are the cornerstone of effective management of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in infancy. Based strictly on its definition, FGIDs is not a disease, says renowned paediatrician, Professor Yvan Vandenplas, of the University Hospital Brussels in Belgium. In the absence of disease, there is no need for pharmacotherapy, he explained.
See you at the Asian Congress of Nutrition 2019
If you are attending the Asian Congress of Nutrition 2019, come say hi! We will be at booth S14 from August 4th to 7th. FrieslandCampina Institute will also be organizing a symposium on August 5th (Monday). Join us and explore the role of protein in early and later stages of life. See you soon!
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.
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.
Milk provides high quality protein essential for growth
Protein plays a role in building and maintaining body tissues, such as muscle and bone. Proteins are made of smaller building blocks called amino acids. There are 20 different types of amino acids, 9 of which are essential. Milk protein is considered high quality protein because it contains all 9 essential amino acids (EAAs) in relatively high quantities.
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.
FrieslandCampina Institute China launch event
On Apr 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.