The topic ‘Protein and Energy Requirements in Infancy and Childhood’ was
chosen for the 58th Nestlé Nutrition Pediatric Workshop, which took place in
November 2005 in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. In 1993 the 33rd Nestlé
Nutrition Workshop on ‘Protein Metabolism during Infancy’, chaired by Prof.
Niels Raïhä, was held in South Africa. In this workshop, Prof. Raïhä
introduced a new concept in terms of protein requirements, proposing a
reduction in the protein level of infant formulas in order to come closer to that
of human milk.