Report of “data collection with respect to the availability and nutritional composition of different types of milk-based drinks and similar products for young children with the denomination of “growing up milks” or “toddlers' milks” or with similar terminology currently on the market in EU Member States”

growing up milks, toddlers’ milks, nutritional composition, market share
First published in EFSA Supporting Publications
4 novembre 2013
Issued
29 octobre 2013
Type
External Scientific Report
Abstract

In 2013, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) received a mandate from the European Commission to provide advice on milk-based drinks and similar products intended for infants and young children (M-2013-0088). This request also includes advice to be provided on the importance and role of so-called “growing up milks”, “toddlers' milks” or similar products in the diet of children aged 1-3 years. In this regard, it is necessary to collect data on the availability and nutritional composition of these types of products currently available in EU Member States. For this purpose, the aim of this project was the collection of data related to the availability and nutritional composition of so-called “growing up milks”, “toddlers' milks” or similar products intended for children aged 1-3 years currently on the market in EU Member States. These type of products may include but are not limited to drinks (either in liquid form or powder form to be reconstituted) based on cow, goat or sheep milk or originating from soy, rice, oat or almonds with or without modification of the protein composition or content and supplementation of fatty acids, micronutrients or other substances with a potential nutritional effect, such as probiotics, prebiotics or symbiotics, and are specifically targeted at children aged 1-3 years, usually to replace intake of cow’s milk.

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Contact
nda [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/sp.efsa.2013.EN-505
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