Mead Johnson China adheres to the concept of “scientific evidence” to help scientific research on maternal and child nutrition
Caring for the health of women and children, protecting early life nutrition. On the occasion of the 113th International Women’s Day, Mead Johnson China and the Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences officially launched the “Sail the Future·Echoes of Love” research project on early life nutrition intervention and children’s development and health promotion (referred to as “Sail the Future·Echoes of Love” Response” research project). It is reported that the research project “Set Sail to the Future·Echo of Love” will rely on the data basis and practical experience of the project team in recent years to support the improvement of maternal and infant nutrition in rural China, and compile the “White Paper on Early Life Nutrition and Children’s Health and Development of Chinese Maternal and Child Populations” , publish academic papers, form a model that can be replicated and promoted, provide reference for the formulation of rural maternal and child nutrition protection policies, and help build a healthy China 2030.
Grass-roots units in project counties carry out training activities
Maternal and child health is the foundation of national health. How to improve nutrition in the first 1000 days of life has become a global public health issue.
The “Report on Nutrition and Chronic Disease Status of Chinese Residents (2020)” shows that the growth retardation rate of children under 6 years old in China is 4.8%, and the growth retardation rate of children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 is 1.7%. The urban-rural difference in the growth retardation rate of children and adolescents has always been obvious, and the rate in rural areas is about 2 to 3 times that in urban areas. Therefore, as early as a few years ago, Mead Johnson China has joined hands with public welfare partners to support the establishment of grassroots women and children elite teams, provide nutrition education for pregnant women and families, provide nutrition testing and nutrition support, etc. The four aspects of nutrition and empowerment continue to support the improvement of the nutrition of pregnant women and infants in rural areas, improve the health of women and children, and reduce the rate of stunting in children.
The research project “Set Sail to the Future · Echo of Love” launched this time is a continuation and innovative upgrade of the previous series of measures. Wang Liming, head of the research project “Set Sail to the Future·Echoes of Love” and a teacher from the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that due to the complex influence of different regions, economies, and societies, nutritional intervention in the early 1,000 days of life in China is an important task. Long and complex public matters. Relying on the large number of cases and data samples we have accumulated in recent years, we hope to create a set of scientific and reproducible successful models through this research project, which will be promoted to more regions in the form of white papers and benefit a wider range of mothers and infants. Form a strong demonstration effect on the improvement of maternal and infant nutrition. At the same time, we also expect that the project will have a positive impact on blocking the intergenerational transmission of malnutrition, and also provide a decision-making reference for the government to formulate maternal and child nutrition protection policies.
Zhu Dingping, President of Mead Johnson China, said that it is the common aspiration and relentless pursuit of the whole society to allow every child to have a fair right to health and development. Mead Johnson China takes “giving babies a better start in life” as their corporate mission. We have been committed to giving full play to our scientific research expertise, so that more children can stand on the same starting line and embrace a brilliant life. This year is the 30th year that Mead Johnson China has entered the Chinese market. The research project “Set Sail to the Future·Echo of Love” is not only an innovative exploration of Mead Johnson China’s care for Chinese mothers and babies, but also reflects Mead Johnson China’s adherence to the value of “scientific evidence”. Advocates, the determination to integrate the concept of scientific evidence into all aspects of business, and use scientific research to help the construction of maternal and child health in China.
Founded in 1905, Mead Johnson is a world-renowned nutritional brand. Mead Johnson firmly believes that scientific evidence defines the gold content of milk powder, and it is also the core of judging the quality of formula products. Because only through scientific evidence can we verify whether milk formula can support the healthy growth of children and how helpful it is to children. Up to now, Mead Johnson China has owned more than 360 patents and more than 50 scientific empirical research results, and the clinical research results have been cited more than 6,600 times by the industry. These scientific and empirical results support Mead Johnson to create many high-quality products favored by Chinese consumers, such as Lanzhen, Borui, and Qinshu. Looking forward to the future, Mead Johnson China will continue to inherit the value proposition of scientific evidence, accelerate the promotion of “scientific evidence” innovative research and development in China, and promote the exploration of scientific evidence in the industry to a new height.