Fluid diets should not be used indiscriminately in older post-operative patients.

Early post‐operative diet upgrade in older patients may improve energy and protein intake but patients still eat poorly: an observational pilot study Byrnes et al., JHND Early View  Background Malnutrition is prevalent across acute care facilities, particularly in older patients, and contributes to poor surgical outcomes. Clinical practice guidelines recommend the early reintroduction of a full … Continue reading Fluid diets should not be used indiscriminately in older post-operative patients.

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It’s happened again!

The 2017 Impact Factors have been announced and once again the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics has seen an increase in Impact Factor. After jumping up from a low base we have maintained a good impact factor, demonstrating that our commitment to publishing high quality research papers is paying off. JHND is ranked 42 out … Continue reading It’s happened again!

Dietary intakes of Australian children are poorly aligned to national recommendations

  Do the contemporary dietary patterns of children align with national food and nutrient recommendations? Holmes et al., JHND Early View   Background Childhood nutrition is important in optimising growth, development and future health. The present study compared dietary intakes of Australian children aged 4–8 years with (i) Australian Guide to Healthy Eating (AGHE) food group … Continue reading Dietary intakes of Australian children are poorly aligned to national recommendations

Experiences of intermittent dieting compared to continuous energy restriction.

‘For me it's about not feeling like I'm on a diet’: a thematic analysis of women's experiences of an intermittent energy restricted diet to reduce breast cancer risk. Donnelly et al., JHND Early View   Background Weight‐loss programmes requiring intermittent energy restriction offer an alternative to continuous energy restriction programmes that typically have low adherence. We reported … Continue reading Experiences of intermittent dieting compared to continuous energy restriction.

10-13 year olds comprise a responsive target group for nutrition education at schools

Theory‐informed nutrition education curriculum Tools For Feeling Good promotes healthy eating patterns among fifth grade pupils: cross‐sectional study Tilles-Tirkkonen et al., JHND Early View  Background The eating patterns of school‐aged children rarely meet recommendations: meal frequency is irregular and the consumption of vegetables is lower and sugar‐sweetened products higher than recommended. Although school is an excellent … Continue reading 10-13 year olds comprise a responsive target group for nutrition education at schools

Workplace learning and career progression for dietitian

Workplace learning and career progression: qualitative perspectives of UK dietitians Boocock and O'Rourke JHND Early View   Background Post‐graduate education and continuous professional development (CPD) within dietetics lack clearly defined pathways. The current literature primarily focuses on new graduate perceptions of workplace learning (WPL). The present study raises issues of how CPD is sustained throughout a … Continue reading Workplace learning and career progression for dietitian

Patients admitted to hospice care are not adequately assessed for nutritional status

Nutritional status and interventions in hospice: physician assessment of cancer patients Flynn et al., JHND Early View  Background Cancer cachexia is a multifactorial syndrome characterised by a progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass. It adversely influences quality of life, treatment response and survival. Early identification and multimodal interventions can potentially treat cancer cachexia. However, healthcare professionals … Continue reading Patients admitted to hospice care are not adequately assessed for nutritional status