The Role of Foods for Special Medical Purposes: An infant perspective

At any age, for a variety of reasons, an individual can experience periods when food alone, or modification of the diet, is not successful in meeting the body’s nutritional requirements. Foods for special medical purposes (FSMPs) are foods which have been formulated to help meet the nutritional or dietary needs of patients living with a disease, disorder or medical condition when this situation arises.

Martha Hughes, BSNA, discusses foods for special medical purposes from an infant perspective (iFSMP), the importance of these products in the management of diseases and medical conditions and why these products should be accessible, including on prescription.

The full article can be read here.