George Kent

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BACKGROUND The human right to adequate food needs to be interpreted for the special case of young children because they are vulnerable, others make the choices for them, and their diets are not diverse. There are many public policy issues relating to child feeding. DISCUSSION The core of the debate lies in differences in views on the merits of infant(More)
Worldwide promotion of infant formula and other commercial baby foods is leading to increased use of these products, raising concerns about their impact on the health of infants. These products are made and marketed through a global system that extends beyond the control of separate nations. As the industry is increasingly globalized, there is a growing(More)
Challenges of food and nutrition security, agriculture and ecosystem management in an urbanizing world FAO Food for the Cities multidisciplinary initiative position paper Food, agriculture and cities The challenges of food and nutrition security, agriculture and ecosystem management in an urbanizing world Foreword Urbanization is one of the key drivers of(More)
BACKGROUND Fatty acids in breast-milk such as docosahexaenoic acid and arachidonic acid, commonly known as DHA and ARA, contribute to the healthy development of children in various ways. However, the manufactured versions that are added to infant formula might not have the same health benefits as those in breast-milk. There is evidence that the manufactured(More)
BACKGROUND The United States' Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) distributes about half the infant formula used in the United States at no cost to the families. This is a matter of concern because it is known that feeding with infant formula results in worse health outcomes for infants than breastfeeding. (More)
  • George Kent
  • 2014
OBJECTIVE To assess the cost of infant formula, explore mothers' perceptions of formula cost, and assess whether cost influences the decision to breastfeed. METHODS A mixed-methodological descriptive study with survey (phase 1) and interviews (phase 2) was completed in Rhode Island Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children(More)
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