Interactions between nutrients in the maternal diet and the implications for the long-term health of the offspring

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for December is from Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled 'Interactions between nutrients in the maternal diet and the implications for the long-term health of the offspring'  by Author William D. Rees.


Policy could be the key to meeting breastfeeding goals

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight ‘‘Why do we need a policy?’ Administrators’ perceptions on breast-feeding-friendly childcare’ Authors: Stephanie L Marhefka, Vinita Sharma, Ellen J Schafer, DeAnne Turner, Oluyemisi Falope, Adetola Louis-Jacques, Mary M Wachira, Taylor Livingston and Regina Maria Roig-Romero discuss their research below.


Looking beyond the food system: A policy framework for Healthy and Equitable Eating (HE2)

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: ‘Extending the paradigm: a policy framework for healthy and equitable eating (HE2)’ Authors: Sharon Friel and Melanie Pescud, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), ANU discuss their research below.


Insects as sources of iron and zinc in human nutrition

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for November is from Nutrition Research Reviews and is entitled ‘Insects as sources of iron and zinc in human nutrition’ by Authors: Martin Mwangi, Dennis Oonincx, Tim Stouten, Margot Veenenbos, Alida Melse-Boonstra, Marcel Dicke, and Joop J.A. van Loon.


New population cut-offs for classifying child malnutrition levels

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: 'Prevalence thresholds for wasting, overweight and stunting in children under 5 years'.


Benchmarking Malaysian Government Food Environment Policies Against International Best Practice

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for October is from the journal Public Health Nutrition and is entitled ‘Extent of Implementation of Food Environment Policies by The Malaysian Government: Gaps and Priority Recommendations’


How to classify body mass index among pregnant adolescents?

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: 'How to classify body mass index among pregnant adolescents? A prospective cohort' The authors discuss their research below.


Sweet drink labels leave a sour taste

“Health halos” are making it harder for consumers to know which drinks are good for them according to a new study published today in the internationally peer-reviewed journal Public Health Nutrition.


Modest changes to breakfast and dinner times can reduce body fat

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for September is from the Journal of Nutritional Science and is entitled ‘A pilot feasibility study exploring the effects of a moderate time-restricted feeding intervention on energy intake, adiposity and metabolic physiology in free-living human subjects’


How food companies shape the nutrition research agenda

Corporate sponsorship of research can introduce bias in how it is designed, conducted or published. These biases tend to produce research that favours the sponsor’s product by overemphasizing (or maximizing) benefits and / or underemphasizing (minimizing) harms.


How reliable are nutrition related mobile apps?

There are several nutrition-related applications, which have as the main objective: "providing feedback, goal-setting for healthy eating, healthy cooking, self-monitoring of energy and nutrient intake, weight tracking, social planning and change" and the choice of places to eat.


Added sugars are the most prevalent ingredient in packaged foods sold in Brazil

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight ‘Use of added sugars in packaged foods sold in Brazil’ Authors: Tailane Scapin, Ana Carolina Fernandes, Adilson dos Anjos, Rossana Pacheco da Costa Proença discuss their research below