Universal free school meal uptake in an urban community

Factors associated with universal infant free school meal take up and refusal in a multicultural urban community Goodchild et al., JHND Early View Background Universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) were introduced in September 2014 and are available to all key stage 1 (4–7 years) children attending state-maintained infant and primary schools in England. The present study … Continue reading Universal free school meal uptake in an urban community

Patient-centred care to improve dietetic practice

Patient-centred care to improve dietetic practice: an integrative review Sladdin et al., JHND Early View Background Patient-centred care (PCC) is associated with significant improvements in patients’ health outcomes and healthcare systems. There is an opportunity to better understand PCC in dietetics. Thus, the present integrative review aims to critically synthesise literature relating to PCC in dietetics. … Continue reading Patient-centred care to improve dietetic practice

Supplementing young children with vitamin A.

Socio-economic determinants of vitamin A intake in children under 5 years of age: evidence from Pakistan Changezi and Lindberg JHND Early View Background Vitamin A deficiency, which is a leading health issue worldwide, is estimated to affect approximately 190 million children globally. The most affected areas are Africa and parts of Southeast Asia. Methods The … Continue reading Supplementing young children with vitamin A.

A novel classification of processed foods

A novel processed food classification system applied to Australian food composition databases O'Halloran et al., JHND Early View Background The extent of food processing can affect the nutritional quality of foodstuffs. Categorising foods by the level of processing emphasises the differences in nutritional quality between foods within the same food group and is likely useful for … Continue reading A novel classification of processed foods

The use of smartphone health apps and other mobile health technologies in dietetic practice

The use of smartphone health apps and other mobile health (mHealth) technologies in dietetic practice: a three country study Chen et al., JHND Early View Background Smartphone health applications (apps) and other mobile health (mHealth) technologies may assist dietitians in improving the efficiency of patient care. The present study investigated the use of health apps and … Continue reading The use of smartphone health apps and other mobile health technologies in dietetic practice

Nutrition interventions in chronic fatigue syndrome

Dietary and nutrition interventions for the therapeutic treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: a systematic review Campagnolo et al., JHND Early View Background Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is characterised by unexplained fatigue for at least 6 months accompanied by a diverse but consistent set of symptoms. Diet modification and nutritional supplements could be used to improve … Continue reading Nutrition interventions in chronic fatigue syndrome

Glycomacropeptide may impact on control of phenylalanine intake in PKU

Glycomacropeptide in children with phenylketonuria: does its phenylalanine content affect blood phenylalanine control? Daly et al., JHND Early View Background In phenylketonuria (PKU), there are no data available for children with respect to evaluating casein glycomacropeptide (CGMP) as an alternative to phenylalanine-free protein substitutes [Phe-free L-amino acid (AA)]. CGMP contains a residual amount of phenylalanine, which … Continue reading Glycomacropeptide may impact on control of phenylalanine intake in PKU