94th Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop - Milk, Mucosal Immunity and the Microbiome: Impact on the Neonate
Considerable advances have been made in science in order to understand the varied mixture of bioactive components in human milk. The 94th Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop was designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest findings in human milk research and its potential to modulate mucosal immunity, the microbiome, and its impact on the neonate.
The 94th Nestlé Nutrition Institute workshop is dedicated to Prof. Lars A. Hanson, who was the first investigator to identify SIgA in the colostrum and milk. He has been one of the most devoted scholars to the study of mammalian lactation and breastfeeding, and has also been instrumental in a global effort to foster breastfeeding in the developing world and for undernourished infants. He is rightfully considered as the “father of modern breastfeeding.”
93rd Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop - The Global Landscape of Nutrition Challenges in Children
The aim of the 93rd Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop is to map the challenges within the global landscape of childhood nutrition. The opening session outlined the key barriers faced in pediatric nutrition, from both the global and local perspectives. Understanding the specific nutrition deficits of a particular population is a first step in addressing the problem. In addition, we must also understand local feeding practices, in order to identify suitable interventions that can strike a balance between effectiveness and safety. The second session focused on the role of milk in early childhood. Despite of undisputable critical importance of breastfeeding, we still need to learn more of its composition and biological function The biggest challenges comes after the exclusive breastfeeding period when nutrition choice depends not only on the level of caregivers knowledge on appropriate for child age nutrition but also on the socio-economical, cultural and environmental factors. The final session took a step broader in order to identify the environmental influences of nutrition. Infection from unhygienic surroundings combined with inter-generational nutritional deficits are major forces that can shape the epigenome and the infant gut microbiome. Together, these aspects of the global landscape of nutrition provide a roadmap towards combating nutritional deficiencies in vulnerable children around the world.
92nd Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop: Nutrition Education - Strategies for Improving Nutrition and Healthy Eating in Individuals and Communities
Nutrition education is the centerpiece of the 92nd Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop. Nutrition education may be defined as a combination of educational tactics accompanied by physical or environmental supports, whose purpose is to encourage the voluntary adoption of foods and other lifestyle behaviors that are beneficial for health. The first session took an in-depth look at what nutrition education really is and how it can be used to influence different target populations, including women, girls and young children. The second session explored the complexities of eating behavior, underscoring the importance of early childhood as a critical time for intervention. Here, nutrition education efforts in childcare, schools, and community settings play an important role. The final session shifted the focus to nutrition education in medical schools. Paradoxically, nutrition education is sorely lacking in many medical schools around the world. This session highlighted the latest educational technologies that are being used in medical school curricula, as well as methods for bringing nutrition to the clinic. Altogether, the three sessions in the workshop cover the basis of how nutrition interventions can be designed and delivered to improve food choices and ultimately, an individual’s health.
Insights you will gain from this workshop:
- Uncover the role of nutrition education in improving the quality of life in individuals, families, including education of parents and caregivers, children in day care and schools
- Recognize the importance of nutrition education for healthcare professionals
- Understand the critical impact of nutrition education in the public health sector
91st Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop: Nurturing a Healthy Generation of Children
Infant and childhood nutrition form the basis of an individual’s health in later life. Multiple lines of evidence – from experimental to epidemiological – are converging to highlight the importance of this early period for metabolic programming, physiological growth and cognition. This is the cornerstone of the ‘developmental origin of health and disease’ (DOHAD) paradigm, underscoring the significance of infancy and early childhood for setting the foundation for health. Any public health intervention that seeks to improve the general health of a population or combat disease should therefore target infants and children in order to reap the greatest benefits.
This workshop will enable you to:
- Explore early eating behaviour and taste development
- Understand what children eat
- Revisit the importance of breakfast for children's health and development
90th Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop: Human Milk: Composition, Clinical Benefits and Future Opportunities
Human milk presents the optimal nutrition for infants and is key to sustaining health and building the foundation for growth and cognitive development.
Rapidly-advancing technology has allowed us a closer look at the different components of human milk and shed light on their biological effects on growth, metabolism, cognition, and immunity. Yet researchers face many challenges in their quest to unravel its complexities. An understanding of human milk is inextricably linked to an understanding of the biology of the growing infant
The 90th Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop brought together the world’s experts on human milk, to discuss the full spectrum of our knowledge of human milk, from the history and mechanics of breastfeeding, its physiological effects, to the new surprises revealed by metabolomics and comparative biology.
89th Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop: Recent Research in Nutrition & Growth
It is now well understood around the world that good nutrition plays a major role in the health of individuals, at all stages of development and life.In recent years, detailed clinical research into the effects of nutrition on growth has brought a wealth of new data that is giving fresh understanding to this key area of development particularly in the first 1,000 days of life: appropriate nutrition at this time can program and prepare the body for long-term health status. Poor nutrition can contribute to obesity or stunting and can also have an adverse effect on brain development and cognition.
88th Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop: Intestinal Microbiome: Functional Aspects in Health & Disease
Exposure to microbes in utero impacts fetal development. Appropriate colonization is associated with healthy immune defense mechanisms whereas inappropriate colonization can result in immune-related disease in later life. An important environmental factor influencing the nature of colonization is diet. Oligosaccharides contained in human breast milk have been found to effect intestinal microbiota. In this Nestlé Workshop, the importance of microbiota in the setting of both health and disease has been addressed.
87th Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop: Importance of Complementary Feeding and Long-Term Health Outcome
The first 1,000 days, the time period from conception until a child's second birthday, is the time in which the infant is the most vulnerable and which lays the foundation to its future health. During this transitional period, infants also progress from exclusively milk-based liquid diet to the family diet and self-feeding. Thus, the CF period is not just an important time to satisfy an infant’s nutrition, but also a time to form healthy food preferences and feeding practices and to further stimulate the infant’s ongoing, healthy development.
86th Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop: Protein in Neonatal and Infant Nutrition: Recent Updates
The quality and quantity of proteins introduced to infants can have a major impact on long-term health. The 86th Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop was held in Beijing, china between 24 and 27 May 2015. The workshop gathered key stakeholders from across the globe to discuss and evaluate current evidence and emerging data on protein in neonatal and infant nutrition.
85th Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop: Preventive Aspects of Early Nutrition
Around conception, during fetal life and in infancy and childhood, nutritional and other environmental variations impact normal development with lasting effects on later health and chronic disease risk. At a time when the collective of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) is increasingly seen as a public health emergency ‘in slow motion’, the importance of the early life period in healthy development cannot be overstated. Rapid environmental changes are clearly having a detrimental impact, and have seen a sharp rise in allergy and childhood obesity. Nutritional changes are strongly implicated in these and other inflammatory diseases. Although NCDs are seen as diseases of affluence and economic development,the burden is greatest in underprivileged populations. Acute early effects and the resulting maladaptive physiological responses that drive latent long-term effects are responsible for a vicious cycle of epigenetic programming, which has seen childhood obesity driven by maternal obesity.