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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 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)
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)
  • 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)
National governments carry major responsibilities with regard to food security. In China, most families are now able to obtain enough food either by producing their own or by being able to purchase food in the marketplace. The government has been turning more of its attention to issues of food quality and safety. While there are several different kinds of(More)
  • George Kent
  • 2005
Editor – The secondary analysis published in the article by Bahl et al. in the June 2005 issue of the Bulletin (1) confirms the strong protective effect of breastfeeding against death among infants in Ghana, India and Peru, where infant mortality due to infectious disease is high. The strength of this protective effect is somewhat larger than that observed(More)
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