‘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. 

New evidence: Sugary soft drinks could increase cancer risk, no matter your weight

Drinking sugary soft drinks could increase cancer risk, regardless of body size, reveals new research published in Public Health Nutrition.

Can new retailers of healthy foods increase fruit and vegetable consumption?

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: 'The Dietary Impact of Introducing New Retailers of Fruits and Vegetables into a Community: Results from a Systematic Review' Authors: Rebecca Woodruff, Ilana Raskind, Diane Harris, Julie Gazmararian, Michael Kramer, Regine Haardörfer, Michelle Kegler

How are the current dietary practices for young French children?

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: ‘The French national survey on food consumption of children under 3 years of age – Nutri-Bébé 2013: design, methodology, population sampling and feeding practices’  by Authors: Jean-Pierre Chouraqui, Gabriel Tavoularis, Yves Emery, Aurée Francou, Pascale Hébel, Magali Bocquet, Régis Hankard and Dominique Turck.…