Indian paediatricians call on government to curb baby food industry efforts to influence doctors

Indian paediatricians call on government to curb baby food industry efforts to influence doctors BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5133 (Published 04 December 2018)Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5133 https://www.bmj.com/content/363/bmj.k5133 A network of doctors and public health specialists in India has sought government intervention to curb what it says…

Baby Milk promotions in supermarkets

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/baby-milk-promotions-major-supermarkets-13176156.amp   Mirror. 1.9.18 Baby milk promotions at major supermarkets could be ILLEGAL as shops ignore laws designed to encourage breastfeeding EXCLUSIVE: Campaigners say potentially illegal deals and displays are reported every week with ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Boots, Tesco and Superdrug…

Heinz fined $2.25m for misleading marketing of snacks for toddlers

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/aug/24/heinz-fined-225m-for-misleading-marketing-of-snacks-for-toddlers Heinz fined $2.25m for misleading marketing of snacks for toddlers ACCC counsel describes Little Kids Shredz packaging as ‘egregious’ because of the health implications Australian Associated Press. Fri 24 Aug 2018 09.06 BS Heinz fined over Little Kids Shredz: the…

New UNICEF report: 78 million newborns at risk when breastfeeding is delayed

New UNICEF Report: CAPTURE THE MOMENT: Early initiation of breastfeeding: The best start for every newborn http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/infantfeeding/capture-moment-early-initiation-bf-report.pdf?ua=1 Al Jazeera and news agencies UNICEF: 78 million newborns at risk when breastfeeding is delayed Babies should be breastfed within an hour of…

PDFs added and weblink for Press Conference: Health governance in the public interest?

Health governance in the public interest? WHO redefines conflicts of interest and risks undermining public health mandates Watch the webcast of this excellent Press Conference: http://pressclub.ch/health-governance-in-the-public-interest/?lang=en Here are the Presentations by David Klemperer and Judith Richter Note: Among the many things worth noting were…

Interference in public health policy: examples of how the baby food industry uses tobacco industry tactics

CLICK HERE for this new  report just published on World Nutrition Interference in public health policy: examples of how the baby food industry uses tobacco industry tactics Sabrina Ionata Granheim Independent consultant on nutrition Katrin Engelhardt Independent Public Health Nutritionist Patti Rundall Policy…

Key Actions You Can Take Today To Support The #BindingTreaty to #StopCorporateAbuse

  Key Actions You Can Take Today To Support The #BindingTreaty to #StopCorporateAbuse: http://www.treatymovement.com/get-more-involved/ Acciones para Apoyar el #TratadoVinculante contra #AbusosPorEmpresas: http://www.treatymovement.com/unase-al-movimiento/ Actions pour soutenir le #TraitéContraignant contre #ViolationsParEntreprises: http://www.treatymovement.com/pour-se-mobiliser-encore-plus/

Getting messages right – revised DEC appeal

STOP PRESS Manila Bulletin:  DOH bans donation of breastmilk substitutes during disasters   June 3, 2017, 3:20 PM   By Betheena Kae Unite http://news.mb.com.ph/2017/06/03/doh-bans-donation-of-breastmilk-substitutes-during-disasters/ We contacted the aid agencies and complained to the Disaster’s Emergency Committee (DEC)  about its appeal published on…