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

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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

Improving dietitian communications skills- a workplace education approach

Advancing practice in dietitians’ communication and nutrition counselling skills: a workplace education program Notaras et al., JHND Early View Background Communication is the primary method in which dietitians conduct their practice. However, continuing education and competency standards are often focused on clinical knowledge and skills, with few programs being available to improve the communication and nutrition … Continue reading Improving dietitian communications skills- a workplace education approach

Lifespan vs healthspan- how can lifestyle extend healthy years?

A holistic approach to healthy ageing: how can people live longer, healthier lives? Calder et al., JHND Early View  Background Although lifespan is increasing, there is no evidence to suggest that older people are experiencing better health in their later years than previous generations. Nutrition, at all stages of life, plays an important role in determining … Continue reading Lifespan vs healthspan- how can lifestyle extend healthy years?

Poor adherence to Food Guide recommendations by young Canadians

Adherence to Canada's Food Guide recommendations among Alberta's multi‐ethnic youths is a major concern: findings from the WHY ACT NOW project Kolahdooz et al., JHND Early View  Background Dietary habits formed during youth may result in the development of obesity and chronic diseases in adulthood. We aimed to determine the frequency of the consumption of foods … Continue reading Poor adherence to Food Guide recommendations by young Canadians

There were gaps in the evidence base regarding the impact of blended diets on the health and well‐being of children

Blended diets for gastrostomy fed children and young people: a scoping review Breaks et al., JHND Early View Background The present review aimed to identify what is known about the use of blended diets in gastrostomy fed children and young people (i.e. children and young people refers to those who are aged up to 25 years … Continue reading There were gaps in the evidence base regarding the impact of blended diets on the health and well‐being of children