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Infant feeding and the concept of early nutrition programming: a comparison of qualitative data from four European countries.

Schmid, MA, von Rosen-von Hoewel, J, Martin-Bautista, E, Szabó, E, Campoy, C, Decsi, T, Morgan, J, Gage, H, Koletzko, B and Raats, MM (2009) Infant feeding and the concept of early nutrition programming: a comparison of qualitative data from four European countries. In: Early Nutrition Programming and Health Outcomes in Later Life. Obesity and Beyond. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 646 (21). Springer Link (Netherlands), The Netherlands, pp. 183-187. ISBN 978-1-4020-9172-8

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Abstract

The concept of early nutrition programming is appearing in policy documents, leaflets and magazine articles with different types of statements. However, the level of representation and influence of this concept is unknown in the area of infant nutrition. We established the degree of reflection and the impact of the concept of nutrition programming among the different government stakeholders of infant nutrition in four European countries. In each country, a list of stakeholders in the area of infant feeding was established and key persons responsible for the remit of infant nutrition were identified. We conducted standardised face-to-face or phone interviews from January 2006 to January 2007. The interview guide included questions about the concept of nutrition programming. All interviews were digitally recorded and qualitative data analysis was done using QRS NVivo V2. In total, we analyzed 17 interviews from government organizations in England (5 interviews), Germany (4 interviews), Hungary (3 interviews) and Spain (5 interviews). The concept of nutrition programming was recognized from 4/5 English and 3/4 German interviewees, whereby one organisation reflected the concept in their documents in both countries. In Hungary, 1/3 interviewees recognised the concept and reflected it in their documents. All interviewed Spanish governmental bodies (5/5) recognised the concept of nutrition programming and three of them reflected the concept in their documents. The concept of early nutrition programming was widely recognized among the key persons of government bodies in all four European countries. However, the concept was not necessarily represented in the produced documents.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
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AuthorsEmailORCID
Schmid, MAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
von Rosen-von Hoewel, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Martin-Bautista, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Szabó, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Campoy, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Decsi, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Morgan, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gage, HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Koletzko, BUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Raats, MMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2009
Uncontrolled Keywords : England, Europe, Germany, Government Agencies, Humans, Hungary, Infant, Infant Food, Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena, Infant, Newborn, Interviews as Topic, Nutrition Policy, Spain
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 25 Jul 2013 16:39
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 20:03
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/763276

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