Sad to say, we are currently rejecting a lot of papers without going out to external peer review. As the journal raises standards this is inevitable, but there seem to be a lot of misplaced papers that would be better suited to food science journals coming our way, along with a lot of small scale, … Continue reading Rejection without review- reprise
Parents as the start of the solution: a social marketing approach to understanding triggers and barriers to entering a childhood weight management serviceGillespie et al., JHND Early ViewBackgroundChildhood obesity is a sensitive subject and barriers exist with respect to accessing weight management programmes. Social marketing insight gathering provides an opportunity to understand behaviours and address these … Continue reading Parents help with childhood obesity
I came across this article via Twitter earlier today. It reports a story that an eminent climate scientist claimed his paper was rejected by a journal editor on the grounds of political expediency rather than on the basis of the scientific merit of the study. It isn't this aspect of the story that caught my … Continue reading When peer review hits the news
Traditional food patterns are associated with better diet quality and improved dietary adequacy in Aboriginal peoples in the Northwest Territories, CanadaSheehy et al., JHND Early ViewBackgroundTraditionally, the Arctic diet has been derived entirely from locally harvested animal and plant species; however, in recent decades, imported foods purchased from grocery stores have become widely available. The present … Continue reading Traditional diets improve nutritional quality
The diets of school-aged Aboriginal youths in Canada: a systematic review of the literatureGates et al., JHND Early ViewBackgroundMost national surveys examining diet leave large segments of the Aboriginal population under-represented. The present study aimed to: (i) review primary research studies that investigated the dietary intakes of Canadian school-aged Aboriginal youths; (ii) summarise the tools … Continue reading Low quality diets in Canadian aboriginal youth
We have added a new feature to the JHND website- the Editor's Pick. This will feature a key paper from the current issue, which is made available free-to-access. The first Editor's Pick is 'The association between dietary patterns and type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies', by Alhazmi and colleagues.
Limiting antenatal weight gain improves maternal health outcomes in severely obese pregnant women: findings of a pragmatic evaluation of a midwife-led interventionMcGiveron et al., JHND Early View.BackgroundAntenatal obesity in pregnancy is associated with complications of pregnancy and poor obstetric outcomes. Although most guidance on pregnancy weight is focused on the prepregnancy period, pregnancy is widely viewed … Continue reading Controlling weight gain in pregnancy