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Lipids in the First 1000 days
Dietary lipids are important in infancy to ensure infants meet their high energy needs.1 They also fulfil numerous metabolic and physiological functions critical to their growth, development, and health. Fats contribute approximately 40% –...
Fostering the Development of Healthy Eating Behaviours during Childhood
Preferences are a strong driver of children’s dietary intake. Young children show innate preferences for sweet, salty, and savoury tastes and aversion to bitter tastes, but also a strong propensity to learn from experience.
FACTORS INFLUENCING PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD FEEDING (part 4)
Different theories on behaviour are useful in predicting or explaining behaviour. The Brofenbrenner’s Ecological system’s model and the Theory of planned behaviour have often been used to explain human behaviour. In order to understand...
PARENTAL AND FAMILY MEMBERS’ INVOLVEMENT IN INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD FEEDING (Part 3)
To ensure optimal breastfeeding and complementary feeding, there is need to promote the involvement of both parents in infant and young child feeding practices (IYCF). Parental involvement is the one-to-one interaction that happens between...
COMPLEMENTATY FEEDING: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES (Part 2)
From the age of six months to 24 months, infants enter a particularly vulnerable period of complementary feeding during which they make a gradual transition to eating family foods (Dewey & Brown, 2003). However, this period is often...
CHILD NUTRITION: WHAT DO WE KNOW? (Part 1)
Good nutrition is very important for everyone, especially for infants and young children, because it is directly linked to all aspects of their growth and development. Adequate nutrition during infancy and early childhood is essential to...
Mali: Train The Trainers Workshop In Neonatal Resuscitation
In collaboration with the Mali Pediatric Association, National Council of Mid-wives, Gynaecology & Obstetrical department of Gabriel Toure Teaching Hospital in Bamako, and the Ministry of Hygiene & Public Health, the NNIA organised two...
Cameroon: Train The Trainers Workshop On Management Of Malnutrition
According to statistics, 32% of the population in Cameroon suffers from malnutrition, out of which 13% is the most severe, especially in regions like Adamawa, North and Extreme North. In the Eastern region, 21.1% of children under five...
Niger: Train the Trainers Workshop in Neonatal Resuscitation
On 13 & 14 April 2017, the NNIA organised two workshops on neonatal resuscitation for 30 doctors and 36 mid-wives and nurses involved in neonatology’s care.
Gabon: Training In Neonatal Resuscitation
Around 25% of deaths among new-borns worldwide are due to asphyxia during the birth period. In Gabon, neonatal mortality is approximately 26%, with asphyxia, infections and premature birth being the main reasons.
Tackling Neonatal Mortality In Lagos Through Improving Hcps Skills In Neonatal Resuscitation – Lagos State
Neonatal deaths account for almost 40% of child mortality, and birth asphyxia is one of the three major causes. The State Ministry of Health, Lagos State, is committed to reducing the currently unacceptably high under-five mortality rate...
Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa In Partnership With Kenya Pediatric Research To Build Capacity Of Healthcare
Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa has entered into a long-term partnership with the Kenya Pediatric Research Consortium (KEPRECON) to support neonatal resuscitation training programmes for paediatric nurses and midwives to help improve the...
PARENTERAL NUTRITION OF PREMATURE INFANTS IN AFRICA: A CHALLENGE?
Dr Ndèye Ramatoulaye Diagne Guèye, MCA in Pediatrics Unit of training and research in Health Sciences, University of Thiès. In developing countries, neonatal health is a public health concern. The leading causes of neonatal death are...
Prof. Simon J. ATEGBO Department of Pediatrics, Libreville Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Email: email@example.com Moderate or severe under nutrition remains a public health problem in developing countries. The responsibility of...
CONSTIPATION: DOES GUT MICROBIOTA PLAY A ROLE?
“As healthcare professionals, we can play a vital role in establishing a healthy trajectory for infants.”
NNIA SCIENTIFIC MEETING IN NAMIBIA
On the 27th February, NNIA Board Members hosted a scientific meeting at Arebbusch Travel Lodge in Windhoek, Namibia. The two presenters were Samantha du Toit, Nutrition and Dietetic Consultant, BSc (Med) Hons Nutrition & Dietetics (UCT) and...
NNIA SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM IN CAMEROON
In line with our commitment to collaborate with stakeholders in order to improve nutrition knowledge, two scientific symposiums were held on the 7th of March at the University of Mountains in Cameroon.
How the experiences of previous generations change who we are
LOW BIRTH WEIGHT CASES AT HARARE CENTRAL HOSPITAL
Ms Irene SamboPrincipal Tutor, Harare Central HospitalBirth weight is used as standard evaluative measurement of a new born worldwide. Littleton and
CATCH-UP GROWTH: TO BE OR NOT TO BE
Growth is a hall mark of children. Any growth deviation is viewed with great concern and remedies undertaken to restore normalcy. Children: born small for gestational age (SGA), Protein Energy Malnutrition-primary or secondary or failure to...
Nestlé Nutrition Institute supports leading institutions on a Nutrition Educational Initiative for healthcare
At convocation ceremonies held in Nairobi(Kenya), Lusaka, Harare, Johannesburg, Abuja and Lagos during November, a large number of healthcare professionals...
NNIA engages key healthcare professionals on early nutrition in Nigeria
Leveraging on the window of opportunity of the first 1 000days of life, NNIA embarked on engaging healthcare professionals in Nigeria onissues of
Advanced nutrition programme training in Luanda
The Post Graduate Center of the David Bernardino Paediatric Hospitalhosted the first ever advanced nutrition training programme in the
Nigeria: NNIA reinforces commitment to reducing child mortality
A two day workshop on neonatal resuscitation and Kangaroo Mother Care was organised at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Rivers State
Biennial South African Paediatric Association and South African Association of Paediatric Surgeons Congress
During the Biennial South African Paediatric Association and South African Association of Paediatric Surgeons Congress held in Durban from 1-4
NNIA heads a symposium on breastfeeding and long term health
A workshop focusingon the breastfeeding and long term health wasled by Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa (NNIA)in Douala, Cameroun on the 3rd of
Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa heads new training programme for healthcare professionals in Cameroon
A two-day training programme for healthcare professionals that focused on maternal and infant nutrition was led by the Nestlé Nutrition Institute
Infants born to overweight or obese mothers
Infants born to overweight/obese mothers show accelerated growth during the first year of life even when breastfed and fast growth is known to be an
How long should you breastfeed?
Breastfeeding is recommended exclusively for the first six months of a child’s life, but what happens when a mother chooses to go way beyond the
Integrated early childhood care and development – NNIA involves government
NNIA Board members, accompaniedby various stakeholders from the Ministry of Education and Training; Ministryof Health; Ministry of Social Development;
NNIA-NNAK Annual Nurses Quiz in Kenya
The NNAK (National Nurses Association ofKenya) launched an annual quiz in May 2015 for nurses across the Nairobiregion. Such was the success that, in
NNIA collaborates with relevant associations to raise nutrition knowledge of health care providers
In line with the Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa’s focus on information sharing as well as education and training to foster academic and
Nutrition can prevent allergies
Nestlé to provide evidence at Allergies 2016Nestlé to unveil evidence in primary prevention of allergic diseases using nutritional approaches at
According to the world health organization (WHO) closeto a quarter of newborn deaths in the world are caused by asphyxia at birth. Itis amongst the
Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa partners with pediatricians and pediatric nutrition experts in Dakar Senegal
Nestlé Nutrition Institute of Africa (NNIA) held onthe 10th of February 2016 a pediatric nutrition symposium forhealthcare professionals in Dakar to
Calcium and dairy intake in bone health during adolescence
Michelle Fourie and Gerda Gericke, University of PretoriaAdolescence, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), is the period in human growth
HCPs commitment on making Breastfeeding work in the Workplace
Brought to you by: NNIA- Equatorial Africa RegionThe best nutritive source for babies is breast milk. Indeed, most babies require little else apart
Nutrition Issues in Adolescence
Prof. GabrielAnabwaniBackgroundThereis no agreed definition of adolescence; the WHO defines it as ages 10-18 whilethe American Academy of Pediatrics
Nutrition during pregnancy in Africa
Dr F AMON-TANOH-DICKTitularProfessor of Pediatrics, CHU YOUPOUGON ABIDJAN COTE D’IVOIRE,08 BP549 ABIDJAN 08, firstname.lastname@example.orgIntroductionRecent
NNI in Africa joins hands with the Ivorian Paediatric Society to reduce child mortality
From 24 to 26June 2015, the Ivorian Paediatric Society (SIP) held its 7thCongress, which focused on Prevention of diseases for the reduction ofchild
LES DEFIS NUTRITIONNELS DANS L’ANEMIE DREPANOCYTAIRE
Professeur Luis Bernardino, Hôpital pédiatrique de Luanda, AngolaINTRODUCTIONL'anémie drépanocytaire (AD) est la plus importante maladie héréditaire
Nutritional Issues In Sickle Cell Anemia
INTRODUTIONSickle Cell Anemia (SCA) is the most important monogenic hereditary illness in the world. Its high prevalence and severity makes this
Probiotics In Children: The Scientific Evidence
Professor Simon ATEGBOThe beneficial role of probiotics has been suspected for centuries. Inrelation to children, this includes the studies by Tissier
Probiotiques Chez L’enfant : Ce Que Disent Les Evidences
Pr Simon ATEGBOLe rôle bénéfique des probiotiques est suspecté depuis des millénaires. Chezl’enfant ce sont les études de Tissier, médecin parisien
Zimbabwe Micronutrients in Child Health
The NNIA scientific boardand various health care professionals converged in Harare to focus on theimportant topic of ‘micronutrients deficiencies in
Nutrition Interventions To Decrease The Prevalence Of Childhood Overweight And Obesity
(Prepared by Cecile van Niekerk under supervision of Gerda Gericke andZelda White)There are many interventions for the prevention of childhood
Les Interventions Nutritionnelles Pour Diminuer La Prevalence De Surpoids Et De L'obesite
(Préparé par Cécile van Niekerk sous la supervision de Gerda Gericke et Zelda White) Il existe de nombreuses interventions pour la prévention du
INTERVENÇÕES NUTRICIONAIS PARA DIMINUIR A PREVALÊNCIA DO EXCESSO DE PESO E OBESIDADE INFANTIL
(PREPARADO POR CECILE VAN NIEKERK SOB A SUPERVISÃO DE GERDA GERICKE EZELDA WHITE)Há muitas intervenções para a prevenção do excesso de peso e
Malnutrition and infections: understanding the link
Prof. James Renner and Prof. Roger AndrianasoloIntroductionNutrition has been implicated in several diseases including infections. Clinical and
Malnutrition et Infections : Comprendre le lien
Prof. James Renner and Prof. Roger AndrianasoloIntroductionLa malnutrition est impliquée dans plusieurs maladies et infections. Les donnéescliniques
Desnutrição e Infecções: Perceber a relação
Prof. James Renner and Prof. Roger AndrianasoloIntroduçãoNutrição tem implicado em várias doenças, incluindo infecções. Os dados clínicose
Nutrição materna e infantil: aproveitando os benefícios dos primeiros 1000 dias de vida
CWAR SEMINÁRIO SOBRE NUTRIÇÃO AVANÇADA (CANUP) 2014, PARA PAÍSES DA ÁFRICA
La Nutrition Maternelle et Infantile : prendre avantages des 1000 premiers jours de vie
COURS AFRICAIN DE NUTRITION PEDIATRIQUE (CANUP) 2014 POUR LES PAYS ANGLOPHONE EN
Maternal and Infant Nutrition: Taking advantage of benefits of the 1st 1000 days of life
CWAR Advanced Nutrition Workshop (CANUP) 2014for Anglophone Countries in Central and West Africa Organized in Ibadan,Nigeria by Nestlé Nutrition
Desafios da Alimentação de crianças e Bebés na África Subsariana
Autor: A LavingSurpreendentemente, África é o continente que cresce mais rapidamente no planeta, apesar das suas tribulações de pobreza, guerras civis
CHALLENGES OF INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD FEEDING IN SUB SAHARAN AFRICA
Corresponding Author: A LavingAfrica is surprisingly the fastest growingcontinent on the planet despite its tribulations of poverty, civil
LES DEFIS D’ALIMENTATION DU NOURRISSON ET DU JEUNE ENFANT EN AFRIQUE SUB-SAHARIEN
Correspondant Auteur: A LavingL’Afrique est étonnement le contient avec la croissance la plus rapide malgré les tribulations de la pauvreté, les
Alimentação Complementar – Últimas Descobertas
Quão importante é para os bebés aprender amastigar1. Um bebé que esteja exposto a alimentostexturizados a partir dos 9 meses, aceitará mais facilmente
Dicas Para A Introdução De Alimentos Sólidos À Crianças Na Fase De Alimentação Complementar
Palavras chave: alimentos sólidos,alimentos complementares, crianças alimentadas exclusivamente com leite materno.A OMS recomenda o aleitamento
Os desafios da asfixia neonatal e a sua contribuição para a mortalidade neonatal são bem conhecidos nos países
De 9 a 10 de Abril deste ano, O Instituto de Nutrição da Nestle África (NNIA) e a Universidade de Ilorin Teaching Hospital, da Nigeria, realizaram o
Les défis de l’asphyxie néonatale et sa part dans la mortalité néonatale dans les pays en développement ne
Les défis de l’asphyxie néonatale et sa part dans la mortalité néonatale dans les pays en développement ne sont plus à démontrer.Du 9 au 10 Avril de
QUELQUES CONSEILS PRATIQUES POUR INTRODUIRE LES ALIMENTS SOLIDE CHEZ LE NOURRISSON PENDANT LA PERIODE
Mots clés: aliment solide, alimentation decomplément, nourrissons allaités exclusivement au lait maternel.IntroductionL’OMS recommande l’allaitement
Neonatal Resuscitation Workshop
The challenges of neonatal asphyxia and its contribution to neonatal mortality are well-known in developing countries.From the 9th – 10th of April
Complementary Feeding- Latest insights
How important is it for babies to learn how to chew A baby who is exposed to texturised foods from 9 months will accept a variety of foods more
Tips For Introducing Solids To Infants In The Complementary Feeding Stage
IntroductionThe WHO recommends provision of exclusive breastfeeding for the first 4-6 months of life. After the age of 4-6 months, breast milk alone
Objectifs du millénaire pour le développement et Nutrition
En 2000 à New York, 193 membres de l’ONU et au moins 23 organisations ont fixé et adopté 8 objectifs dont la réalisation permettrait d’améliorer la
Millennium Development Goals And Nutrition
BackgroundIn 2000 members of the United Nations and the world’s leading developmental organizations adopted 8 development objectives, the realization
Os Objectivos do Desenvolvimento do Milénio
2000 membros das Nações Unidas e de Organizações Lideres Internacionais, adoptaram 8 objectivos de Desenvolvimento do Milénio, cuja realização foi
Nutrition in pregnancy and outcome
Nutritional status of pregnant women is not sufficiently known in Madagscar. From July 2005 to March 2006, a prospective cohort study was undertaken
Breastfeeding: One Of The Strategies To Attain MDG 4
By Dorothy Chanda One of the strategies to reduce infant morbidity and mortality is through promoting and supporting breast feeding. It should be
Angola Putting A Dent In The Maternal Death Rate
After more than a decade of volunteer work in Angola's rural Matala district in the southern province of Huila, a Finnish doctor is seeing maternal
The Department of Health to ban trans fat from South African foods
The Government Gazette of 30 March 2010 sets out Reg. 249 of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act (54/1972): Regulations: Trans fat in
Food Security Nutrition And Hiv Aids In The Southern African Region
One of NNIA’s sub-regional scientific workshops on Food Security, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS took place on 16 – 17 August 2007 in Harare, Zimbabwe. The
Tanzania education crucial to lowering HIV prevalence
HIV prevalence among Tanzanians who attended secondary school fell sharply between 2004 and 2008, while remaining stable among the country's least
The Growth Chart: A Screening Tool For Nutritional And Health Disorders In Childhood
One of the unique attributes of children is growth. An appropriate and adequate growth in children is not only a reflection of good health but also an
Simple Interventions Reduce Newborn Deaths in Africa
Findings published Feb. 3 in the BMJ by the team from the BU Center for Global Health and Development show that training and equipping Zambian
Role of Nutrition in Immune-Modulation of Healthy and Compromised Infants
Gabriel M Anabwani, MBCH, MMed, FRCPEBotswana-Baylor Children’s Clinical Centre of ExcellenceIntroductionNutrition may modulate the immune system of
The Nestle Nutrition Institute Africa Award Ceremony 2012 In Uganda
Tuesday 23rd October 2012, Munyoyo Commonwealth Resort, Kampala: NestléNutrition Institute Africa (NNIA) hosted a scientific conference for some
The Interaction Between Malaria And Nutrition
The four types of parasites responsible formalaria infection in man are Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodiummalariae and Plasmodium
Babies acquire food dislikes before likes
Basic flavour preferences are known to start developing even before birth – but revulsion may be less changeable than liking in infants, according to
Infant weight gain increases risk of adult weight-related disease
Weight gain during infancy is directly linked to increased risks of obesity andother weight related conditions later in life, according to a
WHO issues guidance on emerging double threat of childhood obesity and undernutrition in low and middle income
WHO's Essential Nutrition ActionsTo help countries close these policy gaps, WHO has issued a consolidated packageof 24 Essential Nutrition Actions,