With the advancement of technology and research activities, the knowledge about how human milk oligosaccharides, or HMOs, will benefit the baby is constantly increasing, and more HMOs are available for infant nutrition.
During THE TRANSFORMATIVE 10 years, boys and girls experience rapid and visible changes that will affect the rest of their lives. Discover more in he Transformative 10: Nourishing the Brain, Body and Behavior infographic.
Between 5 and 15 years of age, children enter a transformational period in their dietary habits, with a high risk of dietary imbalance. Explore how nutrition can be the enabler during THE TRANSFORMATIVE 10 years in this infographic.
During early adolescence between 10-15y, children undergo a growth spurt, and their rate of height gain almost doubles. Adequate intake of protein, calcium, vitamin D, and other nutrients with specific functions, as well as physical activity during THE TRANSFORMATIVE 10 are critical for growth and bone health. Explore this in more detail.
Between 5 and 15 years of age grey matter volume peaks and the brain reaches its final adult volume. This period is marked by the highest rate of development in specific areas of the brain, including those related to complex functions like memory, problem-solving, language, and social behaviors. Brain growth, and development during this period lay the foundation for cognitive, motor, and socio-emotional skills, and academic performance throughout the rest of childhood and adulthood. Brain growth and development during the school years are highly dependent on adequate nutrition, and particularly five essential nutrients: iron, zinc, DHA, folate and vitamin B12. Discover how to nourish the brain during THE TRANSFORMATIVE 10 years.
In the school age years healthy eating habits are acquired by fostering the right behaviors at home and in school. Growth and development of body and brain together with environmental influences shape a child's behaviors, including the foods they eat. And dietary behaviors in turn affect body and brain, in a constant interaction which determines long-term eating habits. Discover how Nutrition and behavior intersect to support lifelong health during THE TRANSFORMATIVE 10 years.
Physical barriers, such as of the lungs, the gut and the skin, are an important corner stone in protecting against environmental pathogens, pollutants and antigens. Defects in these barrier functions are associated with certain health conditions including inflammatory bowel diseases, celiac disease or atopic dermatitis.
A well-balanced and varied diet always matters, but it’s especially important while breastfeeding. Breastfeeding increases the daily needs of many nutrients, mainly of certain micronutrients.