After completing this module you should be more aware of:
- the updating of European regulations around infant and follow-on formula.
- the differences between infant formula and follow-on formula.
- the elements of nutrition considered necessary for infants if not being breast-fed.
- the difference between ‘milk’ and ‘formula’ in naming a product.
- permitted sources of protein on which formula is based.
- the use of age-appropriate daily reference intake values.
- the distinction between ‘indispensable’ and ‘conditionally indispensable’ amino acids.
- permitted lipids and the reductions in the maximum levels of the long chain fatty acids, linoleic acid and erucic acid.
- permitted carbohydrates and required minerals and vitamins.
- the recent reduction in the vitamin D level in formula.
- labelling requirements and the promotion of breastfeeding over formula.
- restrictions on the marketing of infant formula.
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