Delayed introduction of complementary feeding for high-allergenic foods does not reduce allergy risk, as evidenced by the LEAP, EAT and PETIT clinical trials. There has been a shift in recommendations from avoidance to controlled exposure which aids in the achievement of tolerance. It was found that early introduction of allergenic foods, between 4-6 months of age, was beneficial in high-risk infants.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted food systems and healthcare provisions. But what has been the impact on child nutrition and how is this being addressed? Breastfeeding during SARS Cov-2 infection as well as COVID-19 vaccination of lactating women should be encouraged but was a challenge due to different limitations.
Human milk oligosaccharides or HMOs support the development of a healthy immunity shown by a growing body of evidence. Interestingly, the underlying mechanisms seem also to play a role in allergy. This is further supported by new evidence that points to a promising pathway for HMOs in the context of allergy prevention and management.
Cow's milk protein allergy or CMPA is one of the most common food allergies in infants. CMPA is also a real challenge for clinicians to rapidly diagnose those truly affected and to identify those who will benefit from the management of cow's milk protein allergy. Find out more information on the algorithm for CMPA diagnosis and management.
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.