Infant feeding in New Zealand: Adherence to the national food and nutrition guidelines
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Lead Organisation
University of Auckland
Lead Researcher
Teresa Gontijo de Castro
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Health and Wellbeing

The study will investigate adherence to the nutritional guidelines for New Zealand infants. Growing Up in New Zealand data will be used to create a composite index that describes the degree of adherence to recommendations in the Ministry of Health’s infant feeding guidelines and allows for exploration of associations with socio-demographic characteristics. The components of the index will be based on the Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Infants from the Ministry of Health for the year that the GuiNZ 9 month interview took place