Options matter: Nestle Philippines study shows children drinking age-appropriate milk have higher micronutrient intake
By Guan Yu Lim
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A study in the Philippines showed that children consuming milk catered to their age, such as toddler and infant formula, have higher intake of micronutrients including iron, zinc, vitamin B6, C, D, and E, as compared to those drinking other types of milk.
The study, published in Nutrients, was funded by Nestle Research. The researchers were Nestle and the Food and Nutrition Research Institute in the Philippines.
The purpose of the study was to assess the benefits of different types of milk in terms of their nutrient composition for young and preschool children in the Philippines.
Data from nearly 3,000 children aged one to four years old were analysed.