Myths & Facts Series

This Nestlé Nutrition Institute Series discusses the myths and facts related to pediatrics, maternal and clinical nutrition topics.

Myths and facts
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Myths and facts

Goyal and Singh in 2007 reported preference of home cooked food by 81 percent of the consumers in comparison to fast…

19 min read
I had iron supplementation during pregnancy; my child cannot suffer from IDA
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I had iron supplementation during pregnancy; my child cannot suffer from IDA

During pregnancy, the absorbed iron is predominantly used to expand the woman’s erythrocyte mass, fulfil the foetus’s…

5 min read
To provide complete nutrition to child, just add a portion of fruits to the regular diet (publications)
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To provide complete nutrition to child, just add a portion of fruits to the regular diet

Almost all nutrition experts agree that all children 2 years and above, should eat more fruits, vegetables, and grain…

4 min read
HMPs are good source of iron (publications)
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HMPs are good source of iron

Given that a majority of young term infants are largely protected from iron deficiency by their birth iron stores, iron…

4 min read
Infant nutrition needs are similar to that of an adult (publications)
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Infant nutrition needs are similar to that of an adult

The child’s stomach capacity limits how much can be consumed in a single feeding. Generally, a child who weighs 8 kg…

5 min read
Homemade preparations (HMP) is sufficient wholesome nutritious food for Infants (publications)
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Homemade preparations (HMP) is sufficient wholesome nutritious food for Infants

Goyal and Singh in 2007 reported preference of home cooked food by 81 percent of the consumers in comparison to fast…

3 min read
Myth & Facts Series: Human Milk Fortification for Preterm Infants (publications)
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Myth & Facts Series: Human Milk Fortification for Preterm Infants

Human milk is considered as an ideal nutritional source for preterm neonates with very low birth weight (VLBW; <1500 g)…

1 min read
Myth & Facts Series: Food Allegy (publications)
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Myth & Facts Series: Food Allegy

Fact : Food allergy and food intolerance are different diseases associated with reactions to food.

1 min read
Myths and facts : Sucrose (publications)
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Myths and facts : Sucrose

Who doesn’t like sugar, even infants love its sweet taste. In adults, sugar is tainted because it leads to a whole lot…

1 min read