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Complementary feeding and commercial complementary food
June 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Presented by Melissa Theurich, BSc , MPH, IBCLC on Tues, June 2, 2020.
Commercial complementary foods are some of the first foods fed to infants in Europe. They make up a substantial proportion of diets of European infants and young children over the first two years of life. This webinar will review European and international recommendations for complementary feeding. It will include results from the European Childhood Obesity Project (CHOP) on the use of the commercial baby foods in 5 European countries as well as results of a national survey of commercial cereals in Germany. Cereals from Germany were found to be poor sources of micronutrients, to be high in sugar, to contain added sugars and labels rarely recommended human milk for reconstitution. Improvements of European commercial baby foods are needed.