Rethinking the public library: A new model for addressing food insecurity?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for April is from Public Health Nutrition and is entitled: ‘Lunch at the library: examination of a community-based approach to addressing summer food insecurity‘ by Janine S Bruce, Monica M De La Cruz, Gala Moreno and Lisa J Chamberlain.…


What role could plant sterols play in coronary heart disease prevention?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for March is from Journal of Nutritional Science and is entitled: ‘Effect of a plant sterol-enriched spread on biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction and low-grade inflammation in hypercholesterolaemic subjects’.…


Breakfast Cereals Contain Shocking Levels of Sugar (Up to 35%) In Spite of Manufacturers’ Claims Over the Last 20 Years

According to a new study by Action on Sugar and Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) at Queen Mary University of London[i], published by the journal Public Health Nutrition, the salt content of popular breakfast cereals sold in the UK since 2005 has decreased by approximately 50% over the past 10 years owing to the successful salt reduction programme – particularly the target-based approach to gradually reduce salt added to food.…


Will providing food in randomised controlled trials produce greater weight loss effects?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for January is from British Journal of Nutrition and is entitled: ‘Impact of food supplementation on weight loss in randomised-controlled dietary intervention trials: a systematic review and meta-analysis’.…


Not eating enough vegetables and fruit, what does it cost?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for December is from Public Health Nutrition and is entitled: ‘The economic burden of inadequate consumption of vegetables and fruit in Canada’.…


One potato, two potatoes, three potatoes, [blank]: handling missing data in food frequency questionnaires

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: ‘Missing data in food frequency questionnaires: making assumptions about item non-response’, by Karen E Lamb, Dana Lee Olstad, Cattram Nguyen, Catherine Milte, Sarah A McNaughton Measuring dietary intake is challenging due to the variety of foods available for consumption.…


The Longer Immigrant Women Live in the US, the More Likely Food Insecurity Affects Obesity

Oakland, CA — The longer that immigrant women reside in the United States, the greater the chances that food insecurity will result in obesity, finds a new study by the Public Health Institute’s Suzanne Ryan-Ibarra published today in the Public Health Nutrition journal.…


Meal timing, what do we know?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for November is from Nutrition Research Reviews and is entitled ‘When to eat? The influence of circadian rhythms on metabolic health: are animal studies providing the evidence?‘.…


What are the influences of food insecurity in Uruguay?

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: 'Influence of sociodemographic characteristics on different dimensions of household food insecurity in Montevideo, Uruguay' Máximo Rossi, Zuleika Ferre, María Rosa Curutchet, Ana Giménez and Gastón Ares.


Does the level of organic food consumed affect your diet?

The organic food industry is gaining more and more market share worldwide, partly due to consumers’ concerns about food safety and food quality.


Vitamin E can modify the risk of pneumonia in some older men depending on their life style

Many people have been advised to take vitamin supplements to boost their immune systems. However, a recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that taking vitamin E supplements led to an increased risk of pneumonia for more than one in four older men (28%) who smoked and did not exercise.


What factors can influence how much vitamin D is in a glass of milk?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for February is from Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled: ‘Environmental and genetic factors influence the vitamin D content of cows’ milk’.…