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Many educational materials are supplied or sponsored by the food and beverage industry. Transitional milk is produced from approximately day 8 — Curriculum-based teaching and learning encourages students to acknowledge the diverse ways in which people meet their needs for food and nutrition and to develop their own attitudes, values, and commitment to making healthy food choices. We believe we could have the most healthy cafeteria in Christchurch. Being able to cook enables young people to have more control over what they eat. Record vegetables eaten by the class in one day. In my opinion, this is the tastiest green smoothie out.

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This guide has been prepared to help companies understand the factors that determine the category under which a product is regulated. The categorisation of a product is determined by its ingredients, its purpose for use and the manner in which it is presented in the market. Products categorised as dietary supplements, supplemented foods, cosmetics, or related products are not permitted to contain ingredients scheduled as Controlled Drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act or scheduled as prescription medicines, restricted pharmacist-only medicines or pharmacy-only medicines under the Medicines Act Medsafe's searchable database can be used to check whether an ingredient is scheduled under the Medicines Act.

When searching for a substance in the schedule remember to check synonyms if the initial seach gives a "not found" result. Therapeutic claims are not permitted for products supplied as dietary supplements, supplemented foods or cosmetics.

Independent advice is available on whether a claim implies a therapeutic purpose. For a fee an adjudicator will assess labels and advertising material and advise if it is compliant with NZ legislation.

TAPS also offer advice on how statements could be modified to avoid non-compliance with the Medicines Act Alternatively there are a number of regulatory affairs consultants who specialise in advertising compliance. A list is available on this web site. Another useful resource is the TAPS website. This website contains some guidelines on therapeutic claims and provides examples of claims that do not imply a therapeutic purpose. Distributors wishing to import unprocessed plant or animal material, should contact NZ Biosecurity to determine which import standards apply.

The New Zealand Customs Service is also able to advise on the requirements for commercial importation. Copies of all the New Zealand Acts and Regulations discussed above may be downloaded for free from www. If assistance is required in determining whether a product is a medicine or a medical device the sponsor of the product should collate the following information and submit this to Medsafe together with their request for the categorisation status of the product.

Medsafe may also request further information about the product in order to make a decision. Therapeutic purpose - means any of the following purposes, or a purpose in connection with any of the following purposes:. A related product is defined in the Medicines Act A related product is a cosmetic or dentifrice or food in respect of which a claim is made that the substance or article is effective for a therapeutic purpose.

It does not include any medicine. A product that is used "wholly or principally" for a therapeutic purpose is a medicine. A related product has a therapeutic purpose that is not its principal purpose e.

Many products at the food-therapeutic product interface are likely to be related products e. The standards can be downloaded from www. Dietary supplements are regulated under the Food Act and are subject to the Dietary Supplements Regulations administered by Medsafe. Immune-related components and growth factors include: Breastmilk can be provided exclusively for around the first 6 months, meeting all of the Infants nutritional needs.

Breastmilk is still very important beyond the first 6 months. Once complementary foods are introduced breastmilk continues to provide important nutrients and growth factors up to 2 years. In Australia and New Zealand, breastmilk is recommended during the infants first year of life and then continued if this suits mother and infant.

Once solids are introduced breastmilk continues to provide important nutrients and growth factors up to 2 years. View printable PDF version. Introduction Breastmilk is uniquely superior for infant feeding. Are there different types of breastmilk? What are the different stages of lactation? Colostrum Colostrum is the secretion produced during the first few days days after birth and differs from both transitional and mature milk.

It contains a higher amount of protein, less fat and a number of immunising factors for the newborn. Transitional milk It is the transition from colostrum to mature milk, where lactation is established and production of milk begins in the breast tissue.

Transitional milk is produced from approximately day 8 — Mature milk Mature milk is produced from 20 days after birth, onwards. It can vary in and between individuals and the energy can vary between and kJ per mL.

This is largely due to the variation in the fat content, as the fat of the milk received by the infant increases as the feed progresses. Mature milk continues to provide immune factors and other important non-nutritional components to the infant. What are the nutrients in breastmilk? Breastmilk contains all the nutrients the infant needs for proper growth and development. Fats — Essential fatty acids and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids Carbohydrates — The principal carbohydrate of human milk is lactose.

Minerals, vitamins, and trace elements. Composition of some of the key nutrients found in breastmilk Component Mean value for mature breastmilk per mL Energy kJ Energy kcal 67 Protein g 1. What are the other components of breastmilk? Secretory IgA — Predominant immunoglobulin in breast milk Bioactive cytokines — Including transforming growth factor-b TGF-b 1 and 2 and interleukin IL ] Others — leukocytes, oligosaccharides, lysozyme, lactoferrin, adiponectin, interferon-g, epidermal growth factor EGF and insulin-like growth factor IGF

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