WNSC Hong Kong Bulletin 2018 Issue 1

Creation Date: Monday, Jun 25, 2018

  • A new landscape of gestational diabetes mellitus
  • The connections between myelination, nutrition and cognition
  • March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!
  • Local research - Studying Impact of Nutrition on Growth (SING) Study
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Academic Activities

Scientific symposium – Critical connectivity: Assessing and supporting the development of brain and behaviour


  • Dr Henry Au Yeung Cheuk-lun (Hong Kong)
  • Professor Weili Lin (USA)
  • Dr Daniel Chiu Cheung-shing (Hong Kong)
  • Dr Fanny Lam Wai-fan (Hong Kong)

The 28th International Congress of Pediatrics (IPA) (NEW!)

17-22 August 2016, Vancouver, Canada

Science Updates

Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) and immune system development (NEW!)

This review paper explored the in vitro and in vivo effects of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) on immunity.

Effects of partially hydrolyzed whey infant formula on the risk of developing atopic dermatitis in infants (NEW!)

This review paper summarized results from eight clinical trials and confirmed that partially hydrolyzed whey-based formula supports normal growth, and potentially reduces the risk of atopic dermatitis in non-exclusively breastfed infants from the general population during the first four to six months of life.


Picky Eating eBook

Practical tips to overcome picky eating behaviours by Kate Di Prima, an accredited practicing dietitian specializing in Paediatrics and a spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia. 

Growth Charts

The WHO Child Growth Standards were developed using data collected in the WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study (MGRS)1.