Disparities in Feeding Practices and Nutrient Intake Among US Infants and Toddlers

The rise in childhood obesity in the US has increased rates of health problems such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, fatty liver disease, anxiety, and depression in children. Early obesity also increases the risk for adult obesity and obesity-related disease. Factors associated with early childhood obesity include rapid weight gain in early infancy, Mexican-American ethnicity and being low income. However, not much has been reported on disparities in early feeding practices and nutrient intake by race/ethnicity and income.


Beverage industry capitalizing on countries with fewer health regulations

Considerable exposure to sugary drinks combined with a lack of water fountains in high schools are likely important contributors to increased consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, a new study published in Public Health Nutrition has found.


Mass Media for Infant and Young Child Feeding

'Systematic review of the design, implementation, and effectiveness of mass media and nutrition education interventions for infant and young child feeding' has been selected as an Editorial Highlight for Public Health Nutrition. Authors Matthew Graziose, Shauna Downs, Jessica Fanzo discuss their research.


Low Levels of Vitamin D Can Stunt Growth in Children

Low levels of vitamin D are strongly associated with stunting among Ecuadorian children, according to a new study published in Public Health Nutrition.


Optimising fibre intake- current state of knowledge

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for November is from the Nutrition Research Reviews and is entitled ‘Dietary fibre in Europe – current state of knowledge on definitions, sources, recommendations, intakes and relationships to health’.


Quorn protein on par with animal sources

Protein found in Quorn vegetarian foods may be just as beneficial as animal proteins, new research published in the British Journal of Nutrition suggests.


Vitamin D and inflammatory markers

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for October is from the Journal of Nutritional Science and is entitled 'Vitamin D and inflammatory markers: cross-sectional analyses using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA)'. Authors: Cesar de Oliveira, Jane P Biddulph, Vasant Hirani and Ione Jayce Ceola Schneider present the key findings to their paper below.


Skipping breakfast does not result in increased overall energy intake (EI)

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for September is from British Journal of Nutrition and is entitled ‘Effect of breakfast omission and consumption on energy intake and physical activity in adolescent girls: a randomised controlled trial'  Authors: Julia K. Zakrzewski-Fruer, Tatiana Plekhanova, Dafni Mandila, Yannis Lekatis and Keith Tolfrey present the key findings to their paper below.