The Nest 45

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.

Articles and Books

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.

Articles and Books

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.

Annales Nestlé

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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