Understanding takeaway food consumers – what evidence can we take away?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for May is from the Nutrition Research Reviews and is entitled ‘Determinants of takeaway and fast food consumption: a narrative review’. Authors: Hayley G. Janssen, Ian G. Davies, Lucinda D. Richardson and Leonard Stevenson.


A definition of free sugars for the UK

As a nation, we are eating too much sugar. Consuming too many foods and drinks high in sugar can lead to weight gain and related health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.


Are All Conflicts Alike?

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: 'Source of bias in sugar-sweetened beverage research: a systematic review' Authors: Ethan A Litman, Steven L Gortmaker, Cara B Ebbeling and David S Ludwig.


Assessing the Impact of a Natural Disaster on WIC Providers

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: 'Superstorm Sandy’s impact on the provision of WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) services in New York State' Authors: Michelle Wemette, Asante Shipp Hilts, Stephanie R Mack, Yunshu Li, Millicent Eidson, Loretta A Santilli, Trang Nguyen and Guthrie S Birkhead discuss their research below.


Study shows effectiveness of the school fruit scheme in North Rhine-Westphalia

How can you convince elementary school students to consume more fruit and vegetables? Scientists from the University of Bonn and the University of Koblenz-Landau have found that school fruit schemes can actually help to achieve this goal according to their research published in Public Health Nutrition.


Oxygen – a critical, but overlooked, nutrient

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for March is from the Journal of Nutritional Science and is entitled 'Oxygen – the forgotten nutrient'. Author: Paul Trayhurn.


Is Coca-Cola really a model of research transparency?

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: Coca-Cola – a model of transparency in research partnerships? A network analysis of Coca-Cola’s research funding (2008–2016) Authors: Paulo M Serôdio, Martin McKee and David Stuckler discuss their research below.


‘Learning by doing’ helps mothers tackle under-nutrition in Malawi – showing significant improvements in just 3 weeks

Malnourished children under two in rural Malawi whose mothers were trained in diet diversity, hygiene and food safety have shown significant improvements of their nutrition and health in just three weeks. The study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition and lead by ICRISAT scientist, S. Anitha, demonstrates the rapid impact a properly designed nutrition education intervention can have.


Can plant-based proteins support healthy musculoskeletal ageing?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for February is from the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled “Characterising the muscle anabolic potential of dairy, meat and plant-based protein sources in older adults” 


Consumption of ultra-processed food affects body fat during childhood and adolescence

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: 'Consumption of ultra-processed foods and body fat during childhood and adolescence: a systematic review' Authors: Caroline Santos Costa, Bianca Del-Ponte, Maria Cecília Formoso Assunção and Iná Silva Santos.


Does supplementation with fish oil omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy attenuate inflammation in the offspring at birth and at 12 years of age?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for January is from the British Journal of Nutrition and is entitled “Effects of prenatal n-3 fatty acid supplementation on offspring resolvins at birth and 12 years of age: a double blind, randomized controlled clinical trial”.


The Mediterranean diet: an environmentally friendly option

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: The Mediterranean diet, an environmentally friendly option: evidence from the Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra (SUN) cohort' Authors: Ujué Fresán, Miguel-Angel Martínez-Gonzalez, Joan Sabaté and Maira Bes-Rastrollo discuss their research below.