Our Editor’s Pick paper for November/December is all about vitamin D in pre-school children


The Editor’s Pick paper for November/December is focused on data from the ALSPAC cohort, ‘Sources of vitamin D and calcium in the diets of preschool children in the UK and the theoretical effect of food fortification‘.  Cribb and colleagues report that in a cohort of 755 children aged between 18 months and 3.5 years all children had vitamin D intakes below UK recommendations. Among this group in the population the main sources of vitamin D in the diet were milk, fat spreads and fortified cereals. The authors calculated that fortifying milk with 2 micrograms of vitamin D per 100 g would be sufficient to deliver sufficient dietary vitamin D to children of this age.

The November-December issue is available now!


Our November-December issue is out now and is an extra large issue. The full issue can be accessed here.

Supportive interventions for enhancing dietary intake in malnourished or nutritionally at-risk adults: a systematic review of nonrandomised studies. Kimber et al.

Barriers to food intake in acute care hospitals: a report of the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force. Keller et al,

‘I didn’t know why you had to wait’: an evaluation of NHS infant-feeding workshops amongst women living in areas of high deprivation. Andrews et al.

Contribution of cod liver oil-related nutrients (vitamins A, D, E and eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid) to daily nutrient intake and their associations with plasma concentrations in the EPIC-Norfolk cohort. Lentjes et al.

Editor’s Pick Sources of vitamin D and calcium in the diets of preschool children in the UK and the theoretical effect of food fortification. Cribb et al.

Facilitators and barriers to weight loss and weight loss maintenance: a qualitative exploration. Metzgar et al.

The spatial clustering of obesity: does the built environment matter? Huang et al.

Home-made and commercial complementary meals in German infants: results of the DONALD study. Hilbig et al.

Longitudinal growth and health outcomes in nutritionally at-risk children who received long-term nutritional intervention. Huynh et al.

Vitamin D and muscle strength throughout the life course: a review of epidemiological and intervention studies. McCarthy and Kiely.

Validation of fatty acid intakes estimated by a food frequency questionnaire using erythrocyte fatty acid profiling in the Montreal Heart Institute Biobank. Turcot et al.

Validation of the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire: an online version. Chan and Leung.

Validation of the Portuguese self-administered computerised 24-hour dietary recall among second-, third- and fourth-grade children. Carvalho et al.

Detox diets for toxin elimination and weight management: a critical review of the evidence. Klein and Kiat

Clinical effectiveness and economic costs of group versus one-to-one education for short-chain fermentable carbohydrate restriction (low FODMAP diet) in the management of irritable bowel syndrome. Whigham et al.

Agreement between student dietitians’ identification of refeeding syndrome risk with refeeding guidelines, electrolytes and other dietitians: a pilot study. Mathews et al.