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Nutrition Health & Wellness
Nutrition Health & Wellness. In this section you will find extensive research on the therapeutic role of diet, including resources for dietary guidelines and nutrition screening& assessment. We also cover requirements and recommendations for food safety, healthy eating, nutrients and hydration.
Nutrition Publications. Here you will find freely downloadable publications on the latest nutrition topics, such as early infant nutrition, nutritional avenues to allergies, sports nutrition, and nutrition in disease states such as dysphagia or critical illness. All 3000 papers are organized across categories to make it easier for you to find
Tech Round-Up: Online nutrition tools and apps
Consistent monitoring of patient health and nutrition is essential and advancements in technology has made this easier for healthcare practitioners, as well as for patients. With smartwatches, step-counters, web tools and smartphone apps, we are now well-equipped to track steps and exercise, capture the nutritional quantities of our patient’s snacks and even monitor their sleep patterns or
The link between nutrition in early life and brain …
The link between nutrition in early life and brain development. The human brain develops rapidly during the first 2 years of life and it has been found that nutritional factors play a significant role in healthy brain growth and cognitive development. 1. In fact, nutrient inadequacy may well result in compromised structural development of the
Personalising Nutrition. Sep 08,2021. As we live in an era of customisation, it is no surprise that Personalised Nutrition (PN) is a fast-growing field. This is important for healthcare practitioners (HCPs), as globally, the improvements to our diets could potentially prevent 1 in every 5 deaths. 1. In developing countries, PN could identify
Nutrition Issues in Adolescence
The major long term consequence of adolescent obesity is persistence into adulthood and association with an increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease in later life. It is estimated that at least one half of cardiovascular mortality is nutrition-related and up to half of type-2 diabetes cases are nutrition-related.
Nutritional management of patients with SARS-CoV-2 patients
Learning about clinical characteristics of patients with SARS-CoV 2 leads to a better understanding on how to manage the nutrition of these patients during pandemic times. The nutritional therapy can vary based on the specific situation of the patient, a different approach can be necessary in the case of poly-morbid patient or for the critically ill patient before, during and after ventilation.
Could Functional Nutrition Address Africa’s Growing
Nutrition Reviews, [online] 78(10), pp.798-812. Available at: [Accessed 11 May 2021]. Nikitina, M. and Chernukha, I., 2021, ‘Knowledge-Oriented System in the Development of Functional Nutrition’, V.M. Gorbatov Federal Research Center for Food System of RAS, 26TH CONFERENCE OF FRUCT ASSOCIATION, Moscow, Russia, 20 -24 April.
Family nutrition: Creating a healthier food environment
Family nutrition: Creating a healthier food environment for lifelong wellness. A healthy diet not only protects against overnutrition and malnutrition. It also protects us against noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease 1. Scientists have discovered that parents and caregivers play a significant role in
The First 1000 Days In Nutrition
Nutrition Institute Africa (NNIA) Continuous Nutrition Education In Seychelles The NNIA hosted a two-day Continuous Nutrition Education (CNE) for some 50 health care professionals in the Seychelles from 30 November to 1 December 2011, to discuss Maternal and Child Nutrition during the first 1000 days, from pregnancy to beyond the age of two, with the latest information on various …
Nutrition Interventions To Decrease The Prevalence Of
Nutrition knowledge alone does not enable a young person to adopt healthy eating behaviours. Although the association between nutrition knowledge and behaviour where found to be weak it has been reported that nutrition knowledge is remains vital for success. Therefore behaviourally-centred approaches, for example skill building, goal setting
Food Security Nutrition And Hiv Aids In The Southern
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 workshop’s goal was to raise awareness and mobilise commitment amongst all stakeholders regarding the activities required to galvanise into action Article 28 of the UNGASS Declaration of June 2006.
Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa heads new training
A two-day training programme for healthcare professionals that focused on maternal and infant nutrition was led by the Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa (NNIA) in Buea, Cameroon, on the 7th and 8th of July 2016. The Advanced Paediatric Nutrition Course (CANUP) aims to offer nurses, midwives, dieticians and nutrition extension workers an insight on the role of nutrition in the first 1 …
Early Nutrition Specialist (ENS) Education Program: June
Early Nutrition Specialist (ENS) Education Program: June to December 2018. Mar 19,2019. In our concerted efforts to continue establishing a broad interactive educational and support platform for healthcare professionals, the NNIA has introduced a new training programme: The Early Nutrition Specialist. This is an e-learning initiative offered by
Role of Nutrition in Immune-Modulation of Healthy and
Gabriel M Anabwani, MBCH, MMed, FRCPE Botswana-Baylor Children’s Clinical Centre of Excellence Introduction Nutrition may modulate the immune system of both health and compromised infants. A number of factors may play a role, including, milk, breasfeeding, enteral feeding, prebiotics, and probiotics. A summary of indicative studies and some key conclusions follows.
Maternal and Infant Nutrition: Taking advantage of
CWAR Advanced Nutrition Workshop (CANUP) 2014 for Anglophone Countries in Central and West Africa Organized in Ibadan, Nigeria by Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa Chioma Emma-Nwachukwu NNIA Coordinator for Nigeria and Anglophone Countries In pursuit of NNIA vision which aims at a future where people in the African continent live longer and healthier lives and based on …
Growth & Development
Early life events, including nutrition, play a powerful role in programming a person’s development, metabolism and health for the future. This section covers all aspects of the importance of maternal nutrition in the first 1000 days including, nutrition in pregnancy, epigenetics, metabolic programming, breastfeeding, growth &cognitive development and a lot more
Building Capacity And Strengthening Nutrition Knowledge
During September 2018, the NNIA participated in and exhibited at the 2018 Nutrition Congress at Misty Hills Conference Centre and Hotel, Muldersdrift – Gauteng. The congress is held every 2 years, and attracts approximately 500 - 600 delegates. This year’s theme was Nutrition: Past, Present, and Future and the Congress programme ran over 3 days.
Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa partners with
Nestlé Nutrition Institute of Africa (NNIA) held on the 10th of February 2016 a pediatric nutrition symposium for healthcare professionals in Dakar to address the importance and relevance of complementary feeding in child health and nutrition. NNIA is a multidisciplinary, educational organization dedicated to the science of nutrition in Africa.
Supporting mother & child during pregnancy with functional
Functional nutrition (FN) is considered a type of functional medicine where healthy, natural foods are used to improve patients’ overall health, a necessity during pregnancy. FN offers flexible care to each patient based on their unique needs.1 This means that there are various types of FN treatments focusing on what will be most effective to improve a specific patient’s physical
What are Discretionary Calories and Do they Matter
It seems, often, that much information about nutrition and health gets lost in translation. From scientific research papers to nutrition experts, much of what is said about calories and nutrition needs and healthy diet, obesity and malnutrition gets lost as it trickles down to the average consumer. With that in mind, let’s talk “discretionary calories”. The term seems confusing. Is a
Opportunities for Dietitians and Nutritionists to Engage
Nutrition professionals ought to provide advice and support for the consumer in a changing food environment, considering the structural and socio-cultural barriers to those changes.1,5 Nutrition professionals should be skilled in showing how a more sustainable diet can be cost effective compared to a more “traditional” diet, e.g. by
Could the gut microbiome hold the key to mental health
Diet and the Microbiota–Gut–Brain Axis: Sowing the Seeds of Good Mental Health. Advances in Nutrition, [online] Available at: [Accessed 1 July 2021]. 14 Healio.com. 2021. Researchers find limited evidence for psychobiotics as youth anxiety treatment. [online] Available at: [Accessed 5 July 2021]. 15 Bbc.co.uk. 2020.
The Nestle Nutrition Institute Africa Award Ceremony 2012
Tuesday 23rd October 2012, Munyoyo Commonwealth Resort, Kampala: Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa (NNIA) hosted a scientific conference for some 150 health care professionals in Uganda to discuss about Maternal and Child Nutrition during the first 1000 days from pregnancy, to beyond the age of two, with the latest information on various aspects of early nutrition and later …
Are community gardens, urban and home farms the key to
The theme for this year’s Nutrition Week (held from 9-15 October) is to “eat more vegetables and fruit every day”, for their health and nutritional benefits. It is a fact that a diet rich in a variety of fruit and vegetables is essential for the prevention and management of conditions such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
MICRONUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES IN AFRICAN ADULTS
Currently, African countries are facing the “triple burden” of malnutrition. This is an energy deficiency from consuming too little food, coupled with nutrient deficiencies from food without essential micronutrients, alongside excessive overall energy intake. Ultimately, this combination results in overweight and obese Africans, suffering from malnourishment.
Exploring the benefits of a flexitarian diet
Flexitarianism is considered a semi-vegetarian diet, where lentils, beans, peas, nuts and seeds make up most of one’s protein intake, yet meat is enjoyed occasionally.1 The diet is believed to reduce one’s carbon footprint while improving overall health.1 The fast-growing trend, also known as a ‘plant-based’ diet, considers meat as a valuable source of macro and micronutrients, yet
Millennium Development Goals And Nutrition
Nonetheless, good nutrition is critical to the achievement of many of these goals – especially goals 1, 4, 5 and 6. A specific target associated with the achievement of the first MDG is to reduce the number of individuals going hungry (under-nutrition) by half between 1990 and 2015.
Handling Nutrition Risk & Malnutrition in Vulnerable
Handling Nutrition Risk & Malnutrition in Vulnerable African Populations. Dec 18,2020. Malnutrition remains a leading global challenge, where low- and middle-income countries experience the double-burden of malnutrition, characterised by high prevalence of both under- and over-nutrition. It is likely that many sub-Saharan African populations
Nestlé Cameroon and NNI Africa organise first Nutrition
On Tuesday, October 17, in Yaoundé, Nestlé Cameroon, under the patronage of the Ministry of Public Health, organised a forum on ’How to respond to the nutritional challenges in Cameroon’. The objective of this forum was to initiate a conversation about the need for collective action to address nutritional challenges. The event attracted more than 120 key stakeholders in the area of
The South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition
The South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Here you will find freely downloadable publications on the latest nutrition topics, such as early infant nutrition, nutritional avenues to allergies, sports nutrition, and nutrition in disease states such as dysphagia or critical illness. All 3000 papers are organized across categories to make it
The Growth Chart: A Screening Tool For Nutritional And
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 indirect pointer to the health status of the community.1 Growth monitoring in children should be of veritable benefit in the care of children. The objective tool for this exercise is the Growth Chart.2 The growth chart consists of grid of lines
Building baby’s microbiome
Breastfeeding is a vital source of nutrition that can save children’s lives while contributing to improved health outcomes for children & mothers. Goal 4 (Focus: education) Breastfeeding is associated with higher IQs and educational attainment can …
Malnutrition and infections: understanding the link
Prof. James Renner and Prof. Roger Andrianasolo Introduction Nutrition has been implicated in several diseases including infections. Clinical and epidemiological data indicate that undernutrition predisposes to infection. The converse that infection could lead to malnutrition is also true. Protection against infections is enhanced by good nutrition.
Why Your Patients Should Learn To Eat Like Babies
On this basis, mindful eating might be considered a valuable complementary tool which enhances the practice of dietetics and nutrition.  National Eating Disorders Association. 2018. Statistics & Research on Eating Disorders. [online] Available at: [Accessed 6 May 2021].  Warren, J., Smith, N., & Ashwell, M. (2017).
Breastfeeding: Protecting the Golden Hour
The Golden Hour refers to the first 60 minutes after birth, when a baby is placed against its mother’s skin for the first time. Modern medical science tells us that this hour is a critical time for the execution of evidence-based practices – including the initiation of exclusive breastfeeding – that stabilise the health of both mom and baby.1 In fact, research has found that the longer a
CHILD NUTRITION: WHAT DO WE KNOW
Studies have linked good nutrition to better school performance, being physically active, and eventually a healthy adulthood (WHO, 2005). Optimal nutrition during the 1,000-day period between the start of a woman’s pregnancy and the child’s second birthday is important for the future health and wellbeing of the child (WHO, 2016).
When & how do supplements best support African populations
Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 28(5), pp.484-493. Motherchildnutrition.org. 2021. Healthy Nutrition - Mother, Infant and Young Child Nutrition & Malnutrition - Feeding practices including micronutrient deficiencies prevention, control of wasting, stunting and underweight. [online] Available at: [Accessed 16 September 2021].
PARENTERAL NUTRITION OF PREMATURE INFANTS IN AFRICA: A
The nutrition objective of the premature child is therefore to pursue growth and development in a manner similar to that of the fetus of the same age and thus to avoid ectopic growth retardation (EGR) . For this, nutrition should be optimal from the first days of life, which is difficult with the enteral pathway which is usually started
NNIA collaborates with relevant associations to raise
In line with the Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa’s focus on information sharing as well as education and training to foster academic and professional excellence among health care providers (HCPs), the Nestle Nutrition Institute Africa (NNIA) embarked on raising nutrition knowledge of HCPs through organizing training workshops in various locations. This is planned to culminate in June 2016
NNIA engages key healthcare professionals on early
Leveraging on the window of opportunity of the first 1 000 days of life, NNIA embarked on engaging healthcare professionals in Nigeria on issues of nutrition in the first 1 000 days of life and subsequent health outcome later in Life. Nine centres across Nigeria agreed to host these engagement sessions, with five of these, reaching 147 key healthcare professionals, already held in Jos, Abuja