Front of pack labelling encourages healthier food purchasing

Croker et al., JHND Early View Background Front of pack labelling (FOPL) provides visible nutritional information and appears to influence knowledge and reformulation. However, a recent Cochrane review found limited and inconsistent evidence for behaviour change. The present review aimed to examine studies published subsequent the Cochrane review, focusing on prepackaged foods, examining the impact of … Continue reading Front of pack labelling encourages healthier food purchasing

Poor early post‐operative nutritional status is associated with longer post‐operative length of stay in patients undergoing GI surgery

Narendra et al., JHND Early View Background Malnutrition is prevalent in patients undergoing gastrointestinal (GI) surgery and has been linked to adverse outcomes. The present study aimed to determine the association between early post‐operative nutritional status/risk, post‐operative nutritional management and clinical outcomes. Methods A prospective observational study was conducted in GI surgical patients with a minimum … Continue reading Poor early post‐operative nutritional status is associated with longer post‐operative length of stay in patients undergoing GI surgery

Facilitators and barriers to adherence to gluten‐free diet among adults with celiac disease

Abu-Janb and Jaana JHND Early View Background Coeliac disease (CD) is a chronic, autoimmune disease that prevents individuals from processing gluten, leading to adverse health effects. People with CD should adhere to a gluten‐free diet (GFD); however, adherence rates are well below optimal in adults with CD, ranging between 42% and 91%. To date, limited … Continue reading Facilitators and barriers to adherence to gluten‐free diet among adults with celiac disease

Negative impact of poor quality complementary feeding on nutritional status of preterm infants

Ribas et al., JHND Early view Background The first 2 years of life represent a critical phase for growth and development, with the quality of the diet at this stage having repercussions throughout adulthood. The present study aimed to develop an Index for Measuring the Quality of Complementary Feeding (IMQCF) for infants, as well as to evaluate … Continue reading Negative impact of poor quality complementary feeding on nutritional status of preterm infants

Update of the BEVQ‐15, a beverage intake questionnaire for habitual beverage intake for adults

Fausnacht et al., JHND Early View Introduction The BEVQ‐15 is a beverage intake questionnaire that estimates the habitual average daily intake of 15 beverage categories (kcal and fl oz), as well as total sugar‐sweetened beverages (SSB) and total beverages. However, subsequent to its initial validation in 2010, it has not been updated. The present study aimed … Continue reading Update of the BEVQ‐15, a beverage intake questionnaire for habitual beverage intake for adults

Clinical decision‐making in the acute care setting

Vo et al., JHND Early View Background Clinical decision‐making (CDM) is an essential component of dietetic practice that can significantly affect the quality of patient care. Research around CDM in clinical dietetics is scarce, with research in other healthcare professions offering limited insight into dietitian CDM in the specific setting of the acute care hospitals. The … Continue reading Clinical decision‐making in the acute care setting

Using reflection spectroscopy as a non‐invasive objective measure to approximate fruit and vegetable intake.

May et al., JHND Early View Background Reflection spectroscopy is an emerging, non‐invasive objective measure used to approximate fruit and vegetable intake. The present study aimed to use a reflection spectroscopy device (the Veggie Meter®, Longevity Link Corporation, Salt Lake City, UT, USA) to assess skin carotenoid status in preschool, middle‐ and high‐school students and to … Continue reading Using reflection spectroscopy as a non‐invasive objective measure to approximate fruit and vegetable intake.