Nutrition Resources

International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes

An international health policy framework adopted by the World Health Assembly (WHA) of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1981 with the aim of contributing to the provision of safe and adequate nutrition for infants.

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International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes FAQs 2017 Update

The purpose of this booklet is to provide easy-to-read detailed information on specific questions related to the Code. It is intended for policy-makers, health workers and other concerned with the Code, as well as the general public.

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WHO Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding

Jointly developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and intended to serve as a guide for action with the goal of improving the nutritional status, growth and development, and health of infants and young children through optimal feeding.

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WHO Complementary Feeding

Guiding principles, recommendations and information on complementary feeding – the transition from exclusive breastfeeding to family foods typically covering the period of 6 months to 18-24 months of age.

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CODEX Standard for Infant Formula and Formulas for Special Medical Purposes Intended for Infants

Covers product definitions, composition, and labelling among other areas. Codex standards are based on the best available science assisted by independent international risk assessment bodies or ad-hoc consultations organized by FAO and WHO.

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DOST-Food and Nutrition Institute National Nutrition Survey

The National Nutrition Survey is a key source of data on the nutrition and health status of Filipinos. It is conducted by the Department of Science and Technology’s Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) every five years.

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