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.


Changing Dietary Intake using a Culturally Adapted Approach for Diabetes Prevention: Can It Work?

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: ‘Changes in dietary intake following a culturally adapted lifestyle intervention among Iraqi immigrants to Sweden at high risk of type 2 diabetes: a randomised trial‘.…


Do secondary datasets accurately capture the number and types of food outlets near schools?

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: ‘Assessing the validity of commercial and municipal food environment data sets in Vancouver, Canada‘. Authors: Madeleine IG Daepp and Jennifer Black.…


Children who skip breakfast may not be getting recommended nutrients

A study by researchers led by Dr Gerda Pot at King’s College London has suggested that children who skip breakfast regularly may not be consuming the daily amounts of key nutrients for growth and development that are recommended by the UK government.…


Corporate political activity of the dairy industry in France: an analysis of publicly available information

Political strategies used by the dairy industry in France have the potential to hinder the development and implementation of effective public health policies, particularly the dietary guidelines. It is important to question the relationships between the food industryand the government, but also with health professionals and researchers.


National survey finds most parents unaware of how many calories children should eat in restaurants

Findings highlight need for communication efforts to accompany calorie-labeling on menus In May, large restaurant chains across the United States will be required to post calorie counts on their menus.…


Dartmouth Research Finds Strong Link Between Fast-food Ads and Fast-food Consumption Among Pre-school Children

Pre-school age children who are exposed to child-targeted fast-food advertising on television are considerably more likely to consume fast-food products, according to a recent Dartmouth-led study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition.…


Citizen Science to Study Food Environments

Residents from the neighborhood of Los Rosales (Madrid, Spain), public health practitioners, and researchers worked together in this citizen science project. We analyzed how the food environment influenced residents’ diets from a multi-level perspective in Madrid. The results have been published in Public Health Nutrition. 


Food literacy and its influence on diet and health

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for July is from Public Health Nutrition and is entitled ‘Identifying attributes of food literacy: a scoping review‘.…


New perspective on tomatoes and cardiovascular health

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for July is from Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled ‘Cardiovascular benefits of lycopene: fantasy or reality?‘.…


Atherogenesis as a postprandial phenomenon revisited

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for June is from British Journal of Nutrition and is entitled ‘Dietary fat and physiological determinants of plasma chylomicron remnant homoeostasis in normolipidaemic subjects: insight into atherogenic risk‘.…


Is a Gluten Free Diet Effective in Counteracting the Neurological and/or Psychiatric Symptoms of Coeliac Disease?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for May is from Nutrition Research Reviews and is entitled ‘The progression of coeliac disease: its neurological and psychiatric implications‘, by Giovanna Campagna, Mirko Pesce, Raffaella Tatangelo, Alessia Rizzuto, Irene La Fratta, Alfredo Grilli Coeliac Disease (CD) was recently presented by The European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, describing it as “… an immune-mediated systemic disorder elicited by gluten and related prolamines in genetically susceptible individuals and characterized by a variable of gluten-dependent manifestations, CD-specific antibodies, HLA-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8 haplotypes, and enteropathy” [1].…