Consumer Needs Regarding Dietetic Products for Pregnant and Lactating Women and for Baby Foods

Monique Raats, Kaisa Poutanen, Maria Almeida

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This meeting discussed the regulation, marketing and communication needs of these products from a consumer point of view. It was agreed, that clear and consistent messages are needed from health professionals, public authorities, industry and also the media. There is also a need to better understand the context in which choices of products are made. Research into these topics is reviewed in this paper, but it is obvious that more research into consumer and health professional behaviour is needed. This will allow best practices for communication of the use of dietetic foods for the important consumer group of lactating mothers and young parents.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarly Nutrition and its Later Consequences: New Opportunities
Subtitle of host publicationPerinatal Programming of Adult Health - EC Supported Research
EditorsBerthold Koletzko, Peter Dodds, Hans Akerblom, Margaret Ashwell
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4020-3535-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4020-3534-0, 978-90-481-6893-4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

Publication series

SeriesAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

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