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FirstStepsNutrition
First Steps is a small independent UK charity providing evidence based information and resources about good nutrition from pre-conception to 5 years.
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Lindsay Graham 16h
MT : “We know that patients really want freshly prepared meals.” from the charity , which runs a ‘Food for Life’ programme supporting hospitals, says healthy meals can be made on a budget
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GPIFN (UK) Aug 20
GPs- check out our website to support GPs with clinical issues (our hospital medical colleagues can follow and see )
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Obesity Health Alliance Aug 19
Important new paper alert 👇👇👇 & colleagues show how sugar content of popular chocolate bars has risen by 23% since 1992. This shows it is entirely feasible for the food industry to reduce sugar from products to help us all be healthier 🍫
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FirstStepsNutrition Aug 18
Chinese children stay on formula until they are 6 or 7? Wow.
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HMBANA Aug 16
Our friends at the NEC Society have a survey for parents with feeding experience with human milk fortifier. Please help them out if that's you!
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National WIC Assoc. Aug 16
Good news! More moms are breastfeeding. Over a recent 15-year period, the WIC nursing rate at 1 month after giving birth rose by 85%.
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Robert Lustig MD Aug 16
Liar, liar pants on fire. "The percentage of children’s products making front-of-pack nutritional and ‘better-for-you’ claims has increased significantly in the past decade, as has the use of ‘fun appeals,’ but the nutritional quality has not..."
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Clare Patton Aug 15
Nestlé-sponsored trial on premature babies in violation of law. The trial was carried out on babies of between 28-34 weeks. Breastmilk given for first 48 hours then moved to BMS. Breastmilk is scientifically shown to be the optimal food for prem infants.
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Jenny Godson MBE Aug 15
If you’re a health and care professional, make sure you check out ’s new e-learning tools which offer free evidence and advice to help you prevent tooth decay in children and promote wellbeing
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National WIC Assoc. Aug 14
In addition to healthy food, provides education, promotion and support, and referrals to healthcare and social services. WIC plays a vital role in reducing barriers to breastfeeding.
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Alison Morton Aug 14
Totally agree Urgent action needed now- call on to reverse cuts to PH grant & to complete national workforce modelling for health visiting
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Patti Rundall Aug 14
Bolton, Trump, Johnson – how food standards get lowered | Baby Milk Action
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FirstStepsNutrition Aug 14
There is a longstanding problem with dietitians associations across the world failing to understand conflict of interest with the food industry. We need dietitians associations to prioritise protecting infant & young child feeding & say no to corporate funding from BMS industry.
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FirstStepsNutrition Aug 12
Previous sponsors and exhibitors of this conference include breastmilk substitute companies - useful to mention this to members when promoting an event as many may wish to avoid conflict of interest.
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HENRY Aug 12
Today's article about how can help children get off to a healthy start in life:
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Marita Hennessy Aug 12
⚠️Just to note again, partners with BMS industry (incl advertising & sponsorship of its CN Awards). For independent, evidence-based information, please refer to
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FirstStepsNutrition Aug 12
How many paediatric associations globally take funds from the breastmilk substitute industry? COI more common than not it seems, particularly in Europe and America.
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FirstStepsNutrition Aug 11
We have asked the regulators if the Gov food law experts think using the term HMO for artificial ingredients added to formula is misleading to consumers - am sure they would appreciate more people writing to ask for clarity on this too.
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Human Milk Clothing Aug 11
Agreed. The HMO 2’FL, added & advertised as a breakthrough, whilst one of most abundant overall, is not produced at all by 25%+- of women. There’s also little knowledge about how, or even whether, HMOs work in isolation from each other, nor full viability of synthetic versions.
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