George Kent

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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)
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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