Growing up milk offers “no additional benefit”

By 6. December 2013Blog, Nutrition

“Growing-up” formula does not provide any additional nutritional benefits to young children who consume a normal diet in Europe. That was the conclusion of a report for the EFSA published last month. The report was looking into “Growing up milk”, a form of fortified milk marketed for young children which, unlike infant and follow on formula, is not currently regulated by European laws.

The report did note that intake Omega-3 fatty acids, iron, vitamin D and iodine are low in some European countries and that fortified formula could help in these situations, but that there are already other alternatives available that supply these such as fortified cereals or early introduction of meat and fish.

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