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.…

The search for a standardised definition of a wholegrain food

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: 'Evaluating the ≤10:1 wholegrain criterion in identifying nutrient quality and health implications of UK breads and breakfast cereals' by Authors: Bahar Ghodsian and Angela M Madden

Childhood thinness as an emerging issue in a transitional European country

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: 'Thinness in young schoolchildren in Serbia: another case of the double burden of malnutrition?' Authors: Visnja Djordjic, Jagoda Jorga, Snezana Radisavljevic, Ivana Milanovic, Predrag Bozic, Sergej M Ostojic.

US consumers are exposed to saltier bread products than the UK

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for December is from Public Health Nutrition and is entitled ‘Differences in the sodium content of bread products in the USA and UK: implications for policy’

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.

New study shows restaurant program in rural community can positively impact healthy food practices

A community-wide program aimed at improving the rural restaurant food environment may hold promise for increasing the availability, identification and promotion of healthier food and beverage options, according to the study ‘Changing the restaurant food environment to improve cardiovascular health in a rural community: implementation and evaluation of the Heart of New Ulm restaurant programme’ published online in the journal Public Health Nutrition.…