Prof. Singh showed in his presentation technological solutions to address micronutrient deficiencies. He explained that there are different approaches to address micronutrient deficiencies, such as increasing diet diversity, supplements in situations when large deficiencies need to be addressed in a short duration as well as fortification that has been demonstrated as cost-effective.
Recent evidence emphasizes that beyond the absolute quantity, the quality of our dietary carbohydrates is equally important. Favoring whole-food sources rich in natural fibers, such as wholegrains, vegetables, pulses and fruits can help to bring more fibers and slowly-digested starch to our diet, while reducing the intake of free sugars. Finding the right balance between these different types of carbohydrates may help prevent development of chronic cardiometabolic diseases.
Prof. Henry highlighted the need for affordable and nutritious diets that today are not affordable for more than 3 billion people. He reminded the audience that meeting energy needs is the first goal to achieve and that affordable nutrition needs to address the inverse relationship between energy density and nutrient density.
The bones serve many important functions in the human body, like in muscular activity, protecting the internal organs, and acting as a reservoir for crucial minerals. Thus, during childhood, a critical period of bone development, it is important that the maximum potential for overall bone health is achieved for life-long effects. This video details how nutrition can support bone growth during this window of time, and the critical micronutrients that will ensure optimized long-term bone mass, strength and health.
Growth and development in childhood is a rapid and critical process that sets up the long-term health of the child into adulthood. This includes the muscles, which go through sustained development in early life. Aside from being used for physical movement, it also supports crucial body and metabolic functions. Learn more about regulating muscle mass, and how nutrition and physical activity may catalyze optimized muscle synthesis and growth in children in this video.
What applies as an essential part of the core management for all Osteoarthritis patients is exercise – Prof. Søren T. Skou, professor of exercise and human health at the University of Southern Denmark and co-leader of the implementation of the highly successful treatment program Good Life With osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D) for patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis, leads through the reasons and explains barriers for patients. He also provides advise on how to increase adherence.
In a world that has embraced technological advancements, industrialization has become inevitable. However, these rapid developments have also been linked to reduction of microbiome diversity, alterations in metabolic function, which may then relate to chronic diseases. Watch the NNI Symposium at the 8th International Congress on Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Postbiotics in Pediatrics to navigate how we can cope with these changes and maintain utmost health. In focus will be new data on the intersection of dietary glycans and the microbiome and its importance in early life, as discussed by our moderator Sanja Kolacek, and speakers Jens Walter and Omar Delannoy Bruno.