Nutrition Publications

Here you will find freely downloadable publications on the latest nutrition topics, such as early infant nutrition, nutritional avenues to allergies, sports nutrition, and nutrition in disease states such as dysphagia or critical illness. All 3000 papers are organized across categories to make it easier for you to find specific information. If you are missing a reference you can also use our search function.

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Latest Publications

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Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) revised its 2009 Opinion on the appropriate age for introduction of complementary feeding of infants. This age has been evaluated considering the effects on health outcomes, nutritional aspects and infant development, and depends on the individual’s characteristics and development.

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Toddlerhood represents striking changes in children’s development. It is a period of a time of rapid cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development. Changing nutritional needs accompany these developmental milestones. This publication of The Nest brings together topics of great interest on the field of toddlers’ nutrition such as toddlers’ development and their nutritional needs and gaps, role of milk fortification and importance of adequate vitamin D intake and status at this stage of life.

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Compo­sition of the child‘s intestinal microbiome plays an important role in functional gastrointestinal disorders. Likewise, human milk oligosac­charides, HMOs, evidently have an influence on the development or prevention of gastrointestinal dis­eases. It is likely that they contribute significantly to the protection of the child‘s body. Childhood overweight and obesity are not diseas­es in the strict sense, but paediatricians and nutritionists are increasingly confronted with these problems. Can long-term consequential damage be avoided or at least limited through early interven­tion, targeted counselling and dietary change? Some interesting research results on different nutrition issues have been published recently and are summarized in this NNI News brochure.

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Preterm formulas containing greater protein:energy ratio are beneficial for non-breastfed infants, since protein is critical for promoting catch-up growth and synthesis of lean body mass. This study evaluates the effects on growth, nutritional status, and feeding tolerance of low birth weight preterm infants of an experimental formula with high protein with improved fat blend.

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Happiness is a feeling of well-being, joy, or contentment and to occur there has to be a balance between positive experiences and some which are less positive. The title of this volume reflects an umbrella that covers important issues that relate the human body and well-being to nutrition. Maternal factors, feeding practices and healthy food choices contribute to optimal physical and cognitive development and support child well-being.

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HMOs shape the establishing early life gut microbiota and supposedly help the development of appropriate immune competence. This is particular evident in situations of an early life dysbiotic microbiota such as seen upon C-section birth. This brochure highlights clinical observational and interventional trials in infants with special focus on effects of HMOs on microbiota outcomes.

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Protein deficits in critically ill patients have been associated with longer ICU stays and increased mortality in patients at nutrition risk. Current clinical view suggests that if protein goals are met, meeting full energy targets may be less important. Use of an isocaloric, higher protein enteral nutrition (EN) formula may provide patients with adequate protein, without overfeeding energy in the first week of critical illness.

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Protein deficits in critically ill patients have been associated with longer ICU stays and increased mortality in patients at mnutrition risk. Current clinical view suggests that if protein goals are met, meeting full energy targets may be less important. Use of an isocaloric, higher protein enteral nutrition (EN) formula may provide patients with adequate protein, without overfeeding energy in the first week of critical illness.

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It has long been known that there‘s a link between nutrition, development and infant health. Early childhood clearly sets the parameters for health well into adulthood. This brochure approaches the importance of nutrition in the first 1,000 days, from conception to the end of the second year of life, including the crucial role of breastmilk and human milk oligosaccharides. Also brings significant findings of the latest research cow’s milk allergy prevention and management.

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Nestlé Research is spearheading scientific research into understanding human milk composition through their groundbreaking LIFE (Lactation for Infant Feeding Expertise) program – with the clear and defined aim of significantly improving the quality of life for mothers and their babies.

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The incidence of inflammatory GI disorders, such as eosinophil GI diseases, and allergic disorders, including food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) & food protein-induced allergic proctitis (FPIAP); as well as complex functional disorders, such as non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is steadily increasing without any clear explanation.

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Gut microbiota, including probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics, is a hot topics of discussion in the clinical practice. It is well established today that not all probiotics and/or prebiotics are equal. Probiotics health benefits are strain specific and in the case of Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMOs) and prebiotics, functions are dependent on their structural composition.

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Assessing the adequacy of growth in a child is in the DNA of all health professionals involved in pediatric care. The fulfill of children’s nutritional requirements is indispensable in order to achieve optimal growth, thereby allowing them to have an optimal nutritional status.

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Picky eating, which is also referred to as fussy eating, selective eating, faddy eating, and choosy eating, is a complex behavior that broadly refers to a combination of traits. As children start complementary feeding and become exposed to an increasingly diversified diet, many begin to exhibit “picky eating” behaviors. The main characteristic of children perceived as picky eaters is their tendency to avoid certain foods or food groups. The goal of this review is to provide an overview of published studies that have examined whether picky eating in childhood is in fact associated with measurable differences in food and/or nutrient intakes and growth.