The benefits of blended diet via gastrostomy as an alternative to commercial formula

Patient and carer experience of blended diet via gastrostomy: a qualitative study Phillips JHND Early View Background Home enteral feeding is becoming increasingly prevalent within the UK. The use of commercial prescription formula is considered best practice; however, increasingly, patients are choosing to use blended diet via gastrostomy. There is anecdotal evidence suggesting both physical … Continue reading The benefits of blended diet via gastrostomy as an alternative to commercial formula

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Food insecurity impacts on 5.9 million households with children in the USA.

Food insecurity and food preparation equipment in US households: exploratory results from a cross‐sectional questionnaire Oakley et al., JHND Early View Background Food insecurity (FI) impacted 15.7% (5.9 million) of US households with children in 2017. These households often experience issues within one or more of the food security pillars: access, availability, utilisation or stability. An … Continue reading Food insecurity impacts on 5.9 million households with children in the USA.

An effective non-surgical approach to treating severe obesity

Filling the intervention gap: service evaluation of an intensive nonsurgical weight management programme for severe and complex obesity McCombie et al., JHND Early View Background Weight management including formula total diet replacement (TDR) is emerging as an effective intervention for severe and complex obesity, particularly with respect to type 2 diabetes (T2DM). However, no prospective audit … Continue reading An effective non-surgical approach to treating severe obesity

Methods for monitoring body composition in outpatients receiving home PTN.

Practical measurement of body composition using bioelectrical impedance, air displacement plethysmography and ultrasound in stable outpatients with short bowel syndrome receiving home parenteral nutrition: comparison of agreement between the methods Jones et al., JHND Early View Background People diagnosed with intestinal failure (IF) as a result of short bowel syndrome are dependent on home parenteral nutrition … Continue reading Methods for monitoring body composition in outpatients receiving home PTN.

New issue- out now!

The final issue of JHND for 2018 is now available. Food Choice Affective evaluation of food images according to stimulus and subject characteristics Dietetic Practice Advancing practice in dietitians’ communication and nutrition counselling skills: a workplace education program Room service in a public hospital improves nutritional intake and increases patient satisfaction while decreasing food waste … Continue reading New issue- out now!

Adherence to Mediterranean diet improves micronutrient intake and reduces energy density.

Adherence to the Mediterranean diet was positively associated with micronutrient adequacy and negatively associated with dietary energy density among adolescents Peng et al., JHND Early View Background The possible associations between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and micronutrient and energy intakes are unknown among Israeli adolescents. Methods A cross‐sectional, nationally representative, school‐based study was conducted in … Continue reading Adherence to Mediterranean diet improves micronutrient intake and reduces energy density.

Elimination diets in children with food allergies are associated with stunting.

  International survey on growth indices and impacting factors in children with food allergies Meyer et al., JHND Early View Background Elimination diets required for the management of food allergies increase the risk for poor growth in children. Currently, no worldwide data exist on this topic and limited published data exist on the impact of atopic … Continue reading Elimination diets in children with food allergies are associated with stunting.