Looking beyond the food system: A policy framework for Healthy and Equitable Eating (HE2)

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: ‘Extending the paradigm: a policy framework for healthy and equitable eating (HE2)’ Authors: Sharon Friel and Melanie Pescud, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), ANU discuss their research below.


Insects as sources of iron and zinc in human nutrition

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for November is from Nutrition Research Reviews and is entitled ‘Insects as sources of iron and zinc in human nutrition’ by Authors: Martin Mwangi, Dennis Oonincx, Tim Stouten, Margot Veenenbos, Alida Melse-Boonstra, Marcel Dicke, and Joop J.A. van Loon.


New population cut-offs for classifying child malnutrition levels

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: 'Prevalence thresholds for wasting, overweight and stunting in children under 5 years'.


Benchmarking Malaysian Government Food Environment Policies Against International Best Practice

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for October is from the journal Public Health Nutrition and is entitled ‘Extent of Implementation of Food Environment Policies by The Malaysian Government: Gaps and Priority Recommendations’


Sweet drink labels leave a sour taste

“Health halos” are making it harder for consumers to know which drinks are good for them according to a new study published today in the internationally peer-reviewed journal Public Health Nutrition.


Modest changes to breakfast and dinner times can reduce body fat

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for September is from the Journal of Nutritional Science and is entitled ‘A pilot feasibility study exploring the effects of a moderate time-restricted feeding intervention on energy intake, adiposity and metabolic physiology in free-living human subjects’


How food companies shape the nutrition research agenda

Corporate sponsorship of research can introduce bias in how it is designed, conducted or published. These biases tend to produce research that favours the sponsor’s product by overemphasizing (or maximizing) benefits and / or underemphasizing (minimizing) harms.


How reliable are nutrition related mobile apps?

There are several nutrition-related applications, which have as the main objective: "providing feedback, goal-setting for healthy eating, healthy cooking, self-monitoring of energy and nutrient intake, weight tracking, social planning and change" and the choice of places to eat.