An exploratory study to investigate alcohol consumption among breast-feeding mothers.
CONCLUSIONS: Evidence suggests that social circumstances influence the likelihood of alcohol use among mothers who are breast-feeding. Greater understanding of mothers' decision making with respect to the continuation or discontinuation of alcohol use whilst breast-feeding, according to the social context in which they live, is warranted. PMID: 32571445 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baker S, Christian M Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Comparison of methodological quality between the 2007 and 2019 Canadian dietary guidelines.
CONCLUSIONS: Our analysis suggests that a more transparent and evidence-based approach is used to develop the 2019 Canadian dietary guidelines and that method criteria should support further incorporation of nutrition priorities (food sustainability and food skills) in future dietary guideline development. PMID: 32552917 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dai Z, Kroeger CM, Lawrence M, Scrinis G, Bero L Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

The political economy of restricting marketing to address the double burden of malnutrition: two case studies from Fiji.
CONCLUSIONS: Restricting marketing should be recognised by public health actors as a public health and an industry policy issue, to support strategic engagement with economic policy actors. PMID: 32552919 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thow AM, Waqa G, Browne J, Phillips T, McMichael C, Ravuvu A, Tutuo J, Gleeson D Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

The risk of infectious pathogens in breast-feeding, donated human milk and breast milk substitutes.
CONCLUSIONS: Disease transmission through breast-feeding or donor human milk is rare, most likely owing to its complex intrinsically protective composition of human milk and protection of the infant gut lining. Contamination of PIF and the morbidity associated with this is likely underappreciated in terms of community risk. A better system of safe donor milk sharing that also establishes security of supply for non-hospitalised healthy infants in need of breast milk would reduce the reliance on PIF. PMID: 32539885 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Blackshaw K, Valtchev P, Koolaji N, Berry N, Schindeler A, Dehghani F, Banati RB Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Associations between parent and child physical activity and eating behaviours in a diverse sample: an ecological momentary assessment study.
CONCLUSIONS: Interventions that increase parent modelling of healthy eating and minimise modelling of energy dense foods may have favourable effects on child dietary quality. Additionally, future research is needed to clarify the associations of parent modelling of physical activity and children's physical activity levels. PMID: 32539887 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wirthlin R, Linde JA, Trofholz A, Tate A, Loth K, Berge JM Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Food and beverage advertising in Hong Kong mass transit railway stations.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To examine the extent and characteristics of food and beverage (F&B) promotion in Hong Kong mass transit railway (MTR) stations in districts with different socioeconomic statuses (SES) and school density. DESIGN: All advertisements located in the eight selected MTR stations were recorded by photographs or videos, and classified into F&B and non-F&B. The percentage of F&B advertisements and unhealthy F&B being promoted, and common persuasive marketing strategies used in F&B advertisements were compared between low v. high SES districts and school zones v. non-school...
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lo SKH, O BYS, Louie JCY Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participation and current restricted food expenditures: implications for policy.
CONCLUSIONS: Results provide further empirical evidence that proposed SNAP purchase restrictions on sugar-sweetened beverages, snack foods and luxury foods are unlikely to have a meaningful effect on SNAP household food purchases. PMID: 32524927 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Leschewski A, Kuhns A Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Non-core food product advertising on free-to-air television in Hong Kong.
CONCLUSIONS: Non-core products were highly advertised in Hong Kong, while core product advertising was infrequent. Regulations on junk food advertising in Hong Kong should focus on prime time, as well as on food product placement, to reduce children's exposure to persuasive junk food marketing. PMID: 32524928 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cheung VH, Louie JC Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Population-level effective coverage of adolescent weekly iron and folic acid supplementation is low in rural West Bengal, India.
CONCLUSIONS: The effective coverage of the WIFS programme for in-school adolescents and out-of-school adolescent girls is low in rural Birbhum. Integrated supply- and demand-side strategies appear to be necessary to increase the effective coverage and potential benefits of the WIFS programme. PMID: 32524931 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sudfeld CR, Rai RK, Barik A, Valadez JJ, Fawzi WW Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Examining child intake frequency, mothers' own liking and child early exposure as potential predictors of child liking for restricted foods and drinks at 5 years old.
CONCLUSIONS: These results challenge the belief that limiting children's intake of foods high in sugar, fat and/or salt will increase their liking for them. Findings instead suggest that restricting children's access to such foods may be beneficial. While further research is required, mothers should be made aware that their own food preferences may inadvertently influence their child's liking for the very foods they are trying to restrict. PMID: 32524934 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jackson K, Jansen E, Mallan KM Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Availability and affordability of healthy and less healthy food in Nova Scotia: where you shop may affect the availability and price of healthy food.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to examine the availability and price of healthier compared with less healthy foods by geography, store category and store type for convenience stores, and by store size for grocery stores in Nova Scotia. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study that examined differences in the overall availability and price of healthier compared to less healthy foods in grocery and convenience stores in Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Consumer Food Environment project was part of a larger initiative of the Nova Scotia government (Department of Health and Wellness) to assess the food and bevera...
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Egbe M, Grant A, Waddington M, Terashima M, MacAulay R, Johnson C, Kholina K, Williams PL Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Developing community-based urine sampling methods to deploy biomarker technology for the assessment of dietary exposure.
CONCLUSIONS: This urine sampling methodology appears to be suitable for routine use and may provide a scalable, cost-effective means to collect urine samples and to assess diet in epidemiological studies. PMID: 32524939 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lloyd AJ, Wilson T, Willis ND, Lyons L, Phillips H, Janssen HG, Stiegler M, Xie L, Tailliart K, Beckmann M, Stevenson L, Mathers JC, Draper J Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Parental depression and nutrition: findings from a cross-sectional household survey in Nepal.
CONCLUSIONS: Maternal and paternal depression, measured by the Patient Health Questionnaire-9, were not associated with dietary diversity or anthropometric status of fathers or children in Nepal, whereas depressed mothers were at increased risk of being underweight. Additional studies are needed to further assess relationships between mental health and nutritional outcomes. PMID: 32524940 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adhikari RP, Williamson R, Sparling TM, Ferguson E, Cunningham K Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Validating an automated image identification process of a passive image-assisted dietary assessment method: proof of concept.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To validate an automated food image identification system, DietCam, which has not been validated, in identifying foods with different shapes and complexities from passively taken digital images. DESIGN: Participants wore Sony SmartEyeglass that automatically took three images per second, while two meals containing four foods, representing regular- (i.e., cookies) and irregular-shaped (i.e., chips) foods and single (i.e., grapes) and complex (i.e., chicken and rice) foods, were consumed. Non-blurry images from the meals' first 5 min were coded by human raters and compared with DietCam resul...
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chui TK, Tan J, Li Y, Raynor HA Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

The Cardio-Med survey tool: development and pilot validation of a FFQ in a multicultural cardiology cohort.
CONCLUSIONS: The CMST FFQ demonstrated good test-retest reliability and moderate validity for measuring dietary energy and nutrients in a multicultural Australian cardiology population. PMID: 32517840 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kucianski T, Thodis A, Vally H, Kouris-Blazos A, Moschonis G, Wilson A, van Gaal W, Tierney A, Itsiopoulos C Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Comparison of different BMI cut-offs to screen for child and adolescent obesity in urban China.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine which set of BMI cut-offs is the most appropriate to define child and adolescent obesity in urban China. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was carried out between 1 November and 31 December in 2017. SETTING: Community Healthcare Center in Minhang District, Shanghai, China. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 12 426 children and adolescents aged 7-17 years were selected by cluster random sampling. Bioelectrical impedance analysis was the gold standard to measure body composition. RESULTS: Comparisons of three sets of BMI cut-offs by sensitivity and κ value revealed tha...
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Qian K, Tan L, Li S, Li Z, Yu F, Liang H, Gao S, Ren X, Zhang J, Zhang Z Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Efficacy and acceptability of a pilot dietary intervention focusing on self-compassion, goal-setting and self-monitoring.
CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, the current study provides preliminary but promising findings of an effective and acceptable combined online and face-to-face intervention that used self-compassion, goal-setting and self-monitoring to improve dietary habits. However, the results need to be examined in future long-term randomised controlled trials. PMID: 32517844 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rahimi-Ardabili H, Vartanian LR, Zwar N, Sharpe A, Reynolds RC Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Small food store retailers' views on healthy food retail policy in response to a local staple foods ordinance.
We examined baseline views across manager and store and neighbourhood characteristics using cross-sectional regression analyses and examined changes over time using mixed regression models. In 2017, open-ended survey questions asked about manager insights on the Minneapolis Staple Foods Ordinance. SETTING: Minneapolis, MN, where the ordinance was enacted, and St. Paul, MN, a control community, USA. PARTICIPANTS: Managers from 147 small food retail stores. RESULTS: At baseline, 48 % of managers were likely to support a policy requiring stores to stock healthy foods/beverages, 67·5 % of managers we...
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: McGuire CM, Winkler MR, Lenk KM, Harnack L, Erickson DJ, Laska MN Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Trends in BMI among elderly Japanese population: findings from 1973 to 2016 Japan National Health and Nutrition Survey.
CONCLUSIONS: Trends in height, weight and BMI among the elderly population should continue to be closely monitored in parallel with the effects of dietary changes, energy intake and physical activity (step counts). PMID: 32513347 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tarui I, Okada E, Okada C, Saito A, Takimoto H Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Role of different nutrient profiling models in identifying targeted foods for front-of-package food labelling in Brazil.
CONCLUSIONS: We found variations in the degree of strictness and agreement between assessed NPM. The PAHO NPM identified more foods and beverages high in sugar which are among the top contributors to sugar and energy intake in Brazil. PMID: 32515717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Duran AC, Ricardo CZ, Mais LA, Bortoletto Martins AP Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

A goal-systems perspective on plant-based eating: keys to successful adherence in university students.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To explore adherence to a plant-based diet from the perspective of goals- and motivations-based systems. DESIGN: A cross-sectional, survey-based study was conducted regarding eating patterns, goals and motivations for current eating habits. SETTING: Data were collected using an online survey platform, including the Goal Systems Assessment Battery (GSAB) and other survey tools. PARTICIPANTS: University students were recruited, including thirty-three students reporting successful maintenance of a plant-based diet (Adherents) and sixty-three students trying to adhere to a plant-base...
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vizcaino M, Ruehlman LS, Karoly P, Shilling K, Berardy A, Lines S, Wharton CM Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

A narrative review of online food delivery in Australia: challenges and opportunities for public health nutrition policy.
CONCLUSIONS: OFD platforms are disruptors of the foodservice sector. Innovative and consistent health policy options that target the unique challenges and opportunities posed by OFD platforms are required to limit the potentially negative impact of OFD platforms on diet and diet-related health. PMID: 32515719 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bates S, Reeve B, Trevena H Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Effect of micronutrient supplements on low-risk pregnancies in high-income countries: a systematic quantitative literature review.
CONCLUSIONS: A coordinated, cohesive and uniform empirical approach to future studies is required to determine what constitutes appropriate, effective and safe micronutrient supplementation in contemporary cohorts from high-income countries, and how this might influence pregnancy outcomes. PMID: 32515722 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: James-McAlpine JM, Vincze L, Vanderlelie JJ, Perkins AV Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Associations between taste preferences and chronic diseases: a population-based exploratory study in China.
CONCLUSIONS: This study presents a quantitative study approach based on the crowdsourcing of data to explore potential health risk factors, which can be applied to the exploratory analysis of disease aetiology and help public health authorities to develop corresponding interventions. PMID: 32515723 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Li H, Jia P, Fei T Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Household food insufficiency, health status and emergency healthcare utilisation among children with and without special healthcare needs.
CONCLUSIONS: Compared with other children, children with SHCN have an elevated risk of exposure to household food insufficiency and experiencing greater reductions in health status when exposed. PMID: 32515724 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sonik RA, Coleman-Jensen A, Parish SL Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

An exploration of the portrayal of the UK soft drinks industry levy in UK national newspapers.
CONCLUSIONS: Sugar and SSB taxes received considerable media attention between 2016 and 2019. All newspapers covered arguments in support of and opposition to taxation. Health impacts of excess sugar and the role of the soft drink industry in reducing sugar consumption were prevalent themes, suggesting a joined-up health advocacy approach. Industry arguments were more varied, suggesting a less collaborative argument. Further research should investigate how other media channels portray taxes such as the SDIL. PMID: 32498730 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bridge G, Flint SW, Tench R Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Public acceptability of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax and its associated factors in the Netherlands.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the level of public acceptability of a sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax and its associated factors. DESIGN: Participants completed an online self-administered questionnaire. Acceptability of an SSB tax was measured on a seven-point Likert scale (strongly disagree to strongly agree). Associations between acceptability and sociodemographic factors, weight status, SSB consumption and beliefs about effectiveness (e.g., 'An SSB tax would reduce people's SSB consumption'), appropriateness, socioeconomic and economic benefit, implementation and trust were assessed using multivari...
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Eykelenboom M, van Stralen MM, Olthof MR, Renders CM, Steenhuis IH, PEN Consortium Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Impact of diet on CVD and diabetes mortality in Latin America and the Caribbean: a comparative risk assessment analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Suboptimal intakes of commonly consumed foods were associated with substantial CMD mortality in LAC with significant heterogeneity across countries. Improved access to healthful foods, such as nuts and fruits, and limits in availability of unhealthful factors, such as processed foods, would reduce diet-related burdens of CMD in LAC. PMID: 32489172 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sisa I, Abeyá-Gilardon E, Fisberg RM, Jackson MD, Mangialavori GL, Sichieri R, Cudhea F, Bannuru RR, Ruthazer R, Mozaffarian D, Singh GM Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Association between serum vitamin D and depressive symptoms in apparently healthy male adults undergoing routine health check-ups at a single centre.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the level of vitamin D and to identify the association between vitamin D and depressive symptoms in apparently healthy Korean male adults. DESIGN: A retrospective study design. Among 43 513 participants between 1 March and 30 November 2018, after eliminating participants with a history of depression or vitamin D deficiency, 9058 were included. To determine the level of vitamin D, serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] was measured. To assess the level of depression, the Korean version of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) was used. SETTING: So...
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kim SH, Lee HJ, Chae CH, Park SH, Son JS Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Using a citizens' jury approach to determine a good nutrition resource for pregnant women.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The development of user-friendly nutrition resources for pregnant women seldom involves end-users. This qualitative study used a citizens' jury approach to determine if our modification of a longstanding, frequently used dietitian-informed diet and diabetes booklet was deemed to be a good healthy eating resource for pregnant women. DESIGN: Midwives recruited thirteen first-time pregnant women not requiring specialist obstetric care or specialist dietetic advice for any reason. Participants were sent a copy of the modified healthy eating in pregnancy booklet prior to 'jury day'. Five women ...
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Coppell KJ, Paterson H, Norton J, Jeffs E, Hay-Smith EJC Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

The association of the glucokinase rs4607517 polymorphism with gestational diabetes mellitus and its interaction with sweets consumption in Chinese women.
CONCLUSIONS: This study for the first time reported the interaction between the GCK rs4607517 polymorphism and sweets consumption on GDM. The results provided novel evidence for risk assessment and personalised prevention of GDM. PMID: 32482198 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ao D, Zhao Q, Song JY, Liu Z, Wang Y, Wang HJ, Yang HX Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Distribution characteristics of circulating homocysteine and folate and related factors in agriculture, stock-raising and urban populations: a cross-sectional survey.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate homocysteine (Hcy) and folate levels, prevalence of hyperhomocysteinaemia (HHcy) and folate deficiency, which are affected by lifestyles in urban, agricultural and stock-raising populations. DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional study. SETTING: Urban, agricultural and stock-raising regions in Emin, China. PARTICIPANTS: Totally 1926 subjects - 885 (45·9 %) from urban, 861 (44·7 %) from agricultural and 180 (9·4 %) from stock-raising regions - were obtained using multistage stratified random sampling. Inclusion criteria encompassed inhabitants aged &...
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pan F, Heizhati M, Wang L, Zhou L, Hong J, Zhang D, Chang G, Luo Q, Sun L, Yue N, Li N Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Progress towards eliminating industrially produced trans-fatty acids in the Canadian marketplace, 2013-2017.
e; MR Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of partially hydrogenated oils (PHO), hydrogenated oils (HO) and/or both in Canadian packaged foods in 2013 and 2017 and to determine the mean trans-fatty acid (TFA) content of products declaring such oils. DESIGN: Repeated cross-sectional study of the Food Label Information Program. SETTING: Food labels (n 32 875) were collected from top Canadian grocery retailers in 2013 and 2017. Proportions of products declaring PHO, HO and/or both in the Ingredients List were calculated by year and food category. The percentage contribution of TFA (g) to total fat (...
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Franco-Arellano B, Arcand J, Kim MA, Schermel A, L'Abbé MR Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Socioeconomic determinants of excess weight and obesity among Indigenous women: findings from the First National Survey of Indigenous People's Health and Nutrition in Brazil.
CONCLUSION: Results point to distinct patterns of associations between socioeconomic indicators and the occurrence of excess weight and obesity among Indigenous women, which have potentially significant implications from a public policy perspective for Indigenous peoples in Brazil. PMID: 32476634 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Coimbra CE, Tavares FG, Ferreira AA, Welch JR, Horta BL, Cardoso AM, Santos RV Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Current iodine nutrition status in Poland (2017): is the Polish model of obligatory iodine prophylaxis able to eliminate iodine deficiency in the population?
k A Abstract OBJECTIVE: The monitoring of the populations' iodine status is an essential part of successful programmes of iodine deficiency elimination. The current study aimed at the evaluation of current iodine nutrition in school children, pregnant and lactating women as a marker of the effectiveness and sustainability of mandatory iodine prophylaxis in Poland. DESIGN: The following iodine nutrition indicators were used: urinary iodine concentration (UIC) (all participants) and serum thyroglobulin (pregnant and lactating women). SETTING: The study was conducted in 2017 within the National Health Progr...
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Trofimiuk-Müldner M, Konopka J, Sokołowski G, Dubiel A, Kieć-Klimczak M, Kluczyński Ł, Motyka M, Rzepka E, Walczyk J, Sokołowska M, Buziak-Bereza M, Tisończyk J, Pach D, Hubalewska-Dydejczyk A Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Effects of the Rango Cards game intervention on food consumption, nutritional knowledge and self-efficacy in the adoption of healthy eating practices of high school students: a cluster randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The design of Rango Cards is potentially capable of effecting positive changes. Therefore, the digital game promotes autonomy and self-care among adolescents with regard to healthy eating. PMID: 32476640 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chagas CMDS, Melo GR, Botelho RBA, Toral N Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Misclassification of stunting, underweight and wasting in children 0-5 years of South Asian and Dutch descent: ethnic-specific v. WHO criteria.
CONCLUSIONS: WHO-CGS misclassify a considerable proportion of children from all ethnic groups as stunted in the first 6 months of life. Underweight and wasting are considerably overestimated in Surinamese Asian Indian children. Ethnic-specific growth references are recommended for Surinamese Asian Indian and Dutch children. The considerable differences found between South Asian subpopulations requires further research. PMID: 32476641 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: de Wilde JA, Peters-Koning M, Middelkoop B Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Older adults with obesity have higher risks of some micronutrient inadequacies and lower overall dietary quality compared to peers with a healthy weight, National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES), 2011-2014.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate total usual intakes and biomarkers of micronutrients, overall dietary quality and related health characteristics of US older adults who were overweight or obese compared with a healthy weight. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Two 24-h dietary recalls, nutritional biomarkers and objective and subjective health characteristic data were analysed from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2014. We used the National Cancer Institute method to estimate distributions of total usual intakes from foods and dietary supplements for eleven micronutrients of ...
Source: Public Health Nutrition - May 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jun S, Cowan AE, Bhadra A, Dodd KW, Dwyer JT, Eicher-Miller HA, Gahche JJ, Guenther PM, Potischman N, Tooze JA, Bailey RL Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Nutrient and food group intakes and skeletal muscle index in the Japanese elderly: a cross-sectional analysis of the NHNS 2017.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine nutrient and food intakes according to the levels of skeletal muscle mass index (SMI) in the elderly. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Data were derived from the 2017 National Health and Nutrition Survey in Japan. SMI was calculated by dividing appendicular skeletal muscle (or lean) mass (kg) by height squared (m2). We calculated the multivariable-adjusted means of individuals' dietary intake. Dietary intake of energy, nutrients and food categories was assessed by examining dietary records using a semi-weighed method and compared according to the sex-specific quartil...
Source: Public Health Nutrition - May 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Okada C, Okada E, Takimoto H Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Household food insecurity: associations with disordered eating behaviours and overweight in a population-based sample of adolescents.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine how household food insecurity is related to adolescent weight status and disordered eating. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, population-based study. Adolescents self-reported unhealthy weight control behaviours, binge eating and meal frequency; weight status was measured. Household food insecurity was assessed by asking parents to respond to the validated six-item US Household Food Security Survey Module. SETTING: Adolescents surveyed within Minneapolis/St. Paul public middle and high schools completed surveys at school, and their parents/guardians were surveyed by mail during the ...
Source: Public Health Nutrition - May 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hooper L, Telke S, Larson N, Mason SM, Neumark-Sztainer D Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

The purchase of the Diabetic Healthy Food Basket in Cyprus results in cost savings: is it affordable among the low-income population?
CONCLUSIONS: The cost of DHFB is lower compared with HFB, meaning that nutritional treatment based on the practice guidelines for diabetes could be a cost-efficient therapy for these patients. DHFB is still not affordable among low-income persons. PMID: 32466821 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - May 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chrysostomou S, Koutsampelas C, Andreou SN, Pittas C Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Food insecurity and low access to high-quality food for preconception women in Nepal: the importance of household relationships.
CONCLUSIONS: Preconception, newly married women in Nepal are eating less high-quality foods important for women's health during the preconception period - a key period for avoiding adverse maternal and infant health outcomes. Relationships with mothers-in-law are key to women's access to high-quality food, suggesting that interventions aiming to improve maternal and child nutrition should target all household members. PMID: 32468970 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - May 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Diamond-Smith N, Shieh J, Puri M, Weiser S Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Ultra-processed food and beverage advertising on Brazilian television by International Network for Food and Obesity/Non-Communicable Diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support benchmark.
CONCLUSION: The high risk of exposure of the Brazilian population to UPF ads should be considered a public health concern given the impact of unhealthy food advertising on people's food choices and health. PMID: 32468987 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - May 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Soares Guimarães J, Mais LA, Marrocos Leite FH, Horta PM, Oliveira Santana M, Martins APB, Claro RM Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and association with weight status in Irish children: a cross-sectional study prior to the introduction of a government tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To provide baseline evidence of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption in a sample of Irish children prior to the introduction of the SSB tax; to identify the energy contribution of SSB to daily energy intake; and to explore the association between SSB consumption and overweight/obesity. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Primary schools in Cork, Ireland in 2012. PARTICIPANTS: 1075 boys and girls aged 8-11 years. SSB consumption was assessed from 3-d food diaries. BMI was used to define obesity (International Obesity Taskforce definitions). Plausible energy reporters (n ...
Source: Public Health Nutrition - May 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Harrington JM, Perry C, Keane E, Perry IJ Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Validation of maternal recall on exclusive breastfeeding 12 months after childbirth.
CONCLUSIONS: EBF recalled at the end of the first year of infant's life is a valid measure to be used in epidemiological investigations. PMID: 32456727 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Schneider BC, Cata-Preta BO, Gräf DD, Silva D, Santos FS, Dias MS, Lautenschläger P, Weber P, Reyes Matos U, Martins-Silva T, Barros A, Barros FC, Matijasevich A, Santos IS Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

The extent and nature of television food advertising to children and adolescents in the Russian Federation.
CONCLUSIONS: Children and adolescents in the Russian Federation are likely exposed to a substantial number of unhealthy food advertisements. There is a need to consider policies to restrict children's exposure to unhealthy food advertising on television in the Russian Federation. PMID: 32456728 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kontsevaya AV, Imaeva AE, Balanova YA, Kapustina AV, Breda J, Jewell JM, Salakhov ER, Drapkina OM, Boyland E Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Trends in the prevalence of overweight, obesity and underweight in French children, aged 4-12 years, from 2013 to 2017.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity in French children from 2013 to 2017. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study performed in fourteen regions of France. Physical measures included weight, height and BMI. Underweight, overweight and obesity were defined according to age- and sex-specific BMI cut-off points from the International Obesity Task Force. SETTING: France. SUBJECTS: Children (10 159 boys, 9757 girls) from the voluntary, non-representative Diagnoform programme between 2013 and 2017, at the age of 4-12 years. RESULTS: The prevalence of overweight an...
Source: Public Health Nutrition - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vanhelst J, Baudelet JB, Thivel D, Ovigneur H, Deschamps T Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Perspectives from South African dietitians on infant and young child feeding regulations.
CONCLUSIONS: South Africa has taken a bold step in legislating the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and should upscale programmes to ensure consistent monitoring and enforcing of the Regulations. PMID: 32456741 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clarke M, Koen N, du Plessis L Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Food insecurity and psychological distress in Inuit adolescents of Nunavik.
kle G Abstract OBJECTIVE: The present study aims at measuring the association between household food insecurity and psychological distress in adolescents in Inuit communities, concurrently and overtime from childhood to adolescence. DESIGN: The study used measures of internalising behaviours (anxiety, withdrawn attitude, somatic complaints and depression) as indicators of psychological distress during adolescence, a concurrent measure of household food insecurity in adolescence and an assessment of longitudinal patterns of household food insecurity from childhood to adolescence. We collected descriptive infor...
Source: Public Health Nutrition - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bradette-Laplante M, Courtemanche Y, Desrochers-Couture M, Forget-Dubois N, Bélanger RE, Ayotte P, Jacobson JL, Jacobson SW, Muckle G Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Industrially processed v. home-prepared dishes: what economic benefit for the consumer?
mon N Abstract OBJECTIVE: To cope with the pressure of modern life, consumer demand for convenience foods has increased in the last decades. The current study set out to compare the costs of buying industrially processed dishes and of preparing them at home. DESIGN: Direct purchase costs of industrially processed dishes frequently consumed in France (n 19) and of the ingredients needed for their home-prepared counterparts (n 86) were collected from four major food retailers' websites in Montpellier, France. Mean prices and energy density were calculated for four portions. Costs related to energy used by cooki...
Source: Public Health Nutrition - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharrey M, Drogué S, Privet L, Perignon M, Dubois C, Darmon N Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research