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Commercial infant and baby food and drink: evidence review

Research Review

posted by Research Admin 1 on 2 July 2019

This report by Public Health England, published 27 June 2019, sets out the evidence for action on food and drink product ranges targeted at babies and young children, and PHE’s advice to the UK government.


The report sets out PHE’s advice to government on the opportunities for action to improve foods and drinks aimed at infants and young children.

The review considered a range of evidence, including:

  • UK and international recommendations and advice for feeding infants and young children aged 6 to 36 months
  • dietary requirements, recommendations and intakes for sugar, salt and energy
  • use, role in the diet, and impact of consumption on health outcomes, of commercial baby foods and drinks
  • consumer views on commercial baby foods and drinks
  • characteristics of the UK baby food and drink market, including types of products, recommended age of use, packaging and labelling, and nutrient composition
  • stakeholder views on the scope for action to improve commercial baby foods and drinks

To access the report and rapid scoping review, go to: