New issue out now

  The January/February issue of the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics is now available online EDITORIAL This editorial accompanies our virtual issue on vitamin D and is published jointly with Nutrition Bulletin. Vitamin D – has the new dawn for dietary recommendations arrived? (pages 3–6) S. A. Lanham-New and L. R. Wilson ANTHROPOMETRY Body composition and morphological … Continue reading New issue out now

Open communication facilitates behaviour change in diabetes

The nutrition care needs of patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes: informing dietetic practice Ball et al., JHND Early View Background Understanding patients' experiences and preferences for health care is important with respect to informing how to provide best-practice, patient-centred care. The present study aimed to explore the perceptions of patients who have been recently … Continue reading Open communication facilitates behaviour change in diabetes

Micronutrient deficiency is a risk in children with inborn errors of metabolism

The challenges of vitamin and mineral supplementation in children with inherited metabolic disorders: a prospective trial Daly et al., JHND Early View Background In order to achieve metabolic stability, dietary treatment of inborn errors of metabolism may require restriction of protein, fat or carbohydrate. Manipulation of dietary intake potentially reduces micronutrient status, and provision of a … Continue reading Micronutrient deficiency is a risk in children with inborn errors of metabolism

Dietetic education: Assessing competence in public health nutrition

A cross-sectional study exploring the different roles of individual and group assessment methods in assessing public health nutrition competence Palermo et al., JHND Early View Background Competency in the practice of public health is essential for dietitians, yet little is known about credible and dependable assessment in this field. The present study aimed to investigate the role … Continue reading Dietetic education: Assessing competence in public health nutrition

Measurement of vitamin D intake

Development, validation and implementation of a quantitative food frequency questionnaire to assess habitual vitamin D intake Kiely et al., JHND Early View Background A well-designed, validated quantitative food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) could offer an efficient and cost-effective method for assessing habitual vitamin D intake. The present study aimed to describe the development, validation and implementation of … Continue reading Measurement of vitamin D intake

Perceptions of seafood during pregnancy

Erring on the side of caution: pregnant women's perceptions of consuming fish in a risk averse society Lucas et al., JHND Early View Background Fish and seafood are good sources of several nutrients that are important for foetal growth and development. Despite guidelines encouraging the eating of fish during pregnancy, research indicates that pregnant women may … Continue reading Perceptions of seafood during pregnancy