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Nutritional interventions, policies and public health

This section considers studies on all public health aspects of nutrition such as nutritional epidemiology, global interventions, malnutrition/socioeconomic disparities, food security, governmental policies on nutrition, and commercial issues such as food advertising and labeling.

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  1. Persons with dementia with mild to moderate cognitive impairment are at risk for developing impairments with activities of daily living such as the ability to feed oneself, that negatively influence health. La...

    Authors: Elaine J. Amella Krug, Suparna Qanungo, Kelley L. Martin, Martina Mueller, Mohan Madisetti and Teresa J. Kelechi

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:24

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  2. Food insecurity is a critical public health challenge, particularly in low- and middle-income countries such as Nepal. The demographic transition has resulted in a growing population of senior citizens. Howeve...

    Authors: Devendra Raj Singh, Saruna Ghimire, Eva M. Jeffers, Sunita Singh, Dhirendra Nath and Sylvia Szabo

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:31

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  3. In 2016, Oklahoma launched “Shape Your Future – Rethink Your Drink” (SYF/RYD), an obesity prevention health communication program targeting parents and caregivers of children. The aims of this study are to com...

    Authors: Shirley A. James, Ashley H. White, Sjonna Whitsitt Paulson and Laura A. Beebe

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:23

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  4. Nutritional status is the key concern among the people living with HIV but this issue has been failed to be prioritized in HIV strategic plan of Nepal. This study aims to assess the nutritional status among pe...

    Authors: Samip Khatri, Archana Amatya and Binjwala Shrestha

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:22

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  5. Iodine deficiency disorder (IDD) is continued to be a major public health problem in Ethiopia. The problem is worse but the data is scarce in some pocket areas of the country. This study was aimed to assess th...

    Authors: Agize Asfaw and Tefera Belachew

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:20

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  6. Malnutrition is the main risk factor for most common communicable diseases. The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between country-level prevalence of early childhood caries (ECC), malnutrition...

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Maha El Tantawi, Robert J. Schroth, Ana Vukovic, Arthur Kemoli, Balgis Gaffar and Mary Obiyan

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:16

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  7. Malnutrition and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are interlaced in a vicious cycle and worsened in low and middle-income countries. In Ethiopia, even though individuals are dually affected by both malnutrit...

    Authors: Animut Alebel, Getiye Dejenu Kibret, Pammla Petrucka, Cheru Tesema, Nurilign Abebe Moges, Fasil Wagnew, Getnet Asmare, Gemechu Kumera, Zebenay Workneh Bitew, Daniel Bekele Ketema, Tesfahun Tiruneh, Mamaru Wubale Melkamu, Yitbarek Tenaw Hibstie, Belisty Temesgen and Setegn Eshetie

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:10

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  8. Due to rising food insecurity, natural resource scarcity, population growth, and the cost of and demand for animal proteins, insects as food have emerged as a relevant topic. This study examines the nutrient c...

    Authors: Megan E. Parker, Stephanie Zobrist, Herman E. Lutterodt, Cyril R. Asiedu, Chantal Donahue, Connor Edick, Kimberly Mansen, Gretel Pelto, Peiman Milani, Shobhita Soor, Amos Laar and Cyril M. Engmann

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:7

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  9. Breakfast is often regarded as “the most important meal of the day” but there is limited reporting of the foods/beverages currently constituting a typical breakfast. This study investigated current breakfast h...

    Authors: Angelica Quatela, Amanda Patterson, Robin Callister and Lesley MacDonald-Wicks

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:1

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  10. In an attempt to design an educational programme targeting caregivers of children aged 6 to 59 months in internally displaced persons camps in Somalia, the objective of this study was twofold. First, to explor...

    Authors: Mohamed Kalid, Fatumo Osman, Munshi Sulaiman, Fiona Dykes and Kerstin Erlandsson

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:59

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  11. Hispanic women and children who become overweight or obese are at risk for developing prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease later in life. Interdisciplinary interventions which target Hispan...

    Authors: Diane C. Berry, Cecilia Gonzales, Nilda Peragallo Montano, Krista M. Perreira, Alice S. Ammerman, Jaime Crandell, Kelly R. Evenson, Myles S. Faith, Hugh Waters, Crystal Linares, Yamnia I. Cόrtes and Eliana M. Perrin

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:58

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  12. Long-haul truck drivers are exposed to unfavorable working conditions affecting their health but information on truck drivers travelling through Europe is missing. The study aimed to describe the populations’ ...

    Authors: Andreas Bschaden, Siegfried Rothe, Anja Schöner, Nina Pijahn and Nanette Stroebele-Benschop

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:56

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  13. Folic acid fortification of staple foods has been in place in many countries for over two decades. Studies have shown that folic acid fortification can significantly reduce incidence of neural tube defects. Ta...

    Authors: Ipyana Frank Mwandelile, Rose Mpembeni, Ahmed Abade, Susan F. Rumisha, Julius J. Massaga and Rogath Kishimba

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:55

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  14. Measuring dietary intake in children and adolescents can be challenging due to misreporting, difficulties in establishing portion size and reliance on recording dietary data via proxy reporters. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Linda A. Bush, Jayne Hutchinson, Jozef Hooson, Marisol Warthon-Medina, Neil Hancock, Katharine Greathead, Bethany Knowles, Elisa J. Vargas-Garcia, Lauren E. Gibson, Barrie Margetts, Sian Robinson, Andy Ness, Nisreen A. Alwan, Petra A. Wark, Mark Roe, Paul Finglas…

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:53

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  15. Seasonality poses a considerable food security challenge in Ethiopia. Yet, measuring seasonal variations in food insecurity, particularly the dimension of food access, lacks an adequately validated tool. We th...

    Authors: Bereket Yohannes Kabalo, Seifu Hagos Gebreyesus, Eskindir Loha and Bernt Lindtjørn

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:54

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  16. Changes in food intake are common in children with cancer and are often caused by nausea and perturbations in sense of taste. The VIE (Valorization, Implication, Education) study proposes family-based nutritio...

    Authors: S. Beaulieu-Gagnon, V. Bélanger, C. Meloche, D. Curnier, S. Sultan, C. Laverdière, D. Sinnett and V. Marcil

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:52

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  17. The importance of diet and nutrition during preconception age is a window of opportunity to promote future parental and transgenerational health. As a sub-study to a large Norwegian study, ‘Diet today – health...

    Authors: L. Salvesen, E. R. Hillesund, F. N. Vik, A. L. Brantsæter and N. C. Øverby

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:47

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  18. It has been established that use and utilization of nutrition services among adolescents are highly linked to availability, access, cost and quality of care. The main objective of this study was to assess the ...

    Authors: David Omondi Okeyo, Sussy Gumo, Elly O. Munde, Charles O. Opiyo, Zablon O. Omungo, Maureen Olyaro, Rachel K. Ndirangu, Nanlop Ogbureke, Sophie Efange and Collins Ouma

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:48

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  19. Adolescents are among the nutritionally vulnerable group due to their nutritional demand for pubertal spurt. At this age, adequate nutrition, nutritional education, and counseling are very important to halt th...

    Authors: Melkamu Aderajew Zemene, Melaku Tadege Engidaw, Alemayehu Digssie Gebremariam, Desalegn Tesfa Asnakew and Sofonyas Abebaw Tiruneh

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:43

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  20. Zinc is an essential trace element that plays a key role in the immune, gastrointestinal, respiratory and nervous systems. In Colombia, a vast percentage of children live in low-income households with food insecu...

    Authors: Ángela María Pinzón-Rondón, Alfonso Hoyos-Martínez, Daniela Parra-Correa, Ana María Pedraza-Flechas and Ángela María Ruiz-Sternberg

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:42

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  21. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with indicators of pre-diabetes including, insulin resistance, β-cell dysfunction and elevated plasma glucose with controversial findings from current trials. This study aims...

    Authors: Mohammed Al Thani, Eman Sadoun, Angeliki Sofroniou, Amin Jayyousi, Khaled Ahmed Mohamed Baagar, Abdulla Al Hammaq, Benjamin Vinodson, Hammad Akram, Zaid Shakoor Bhatti, Heba Samir Nasser and Vasiliki Leventakou

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:46

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  22. Anaemia among pregnant women and post-partum mothers is a public health challenge in Ghana, especially in the Volta Region. While literature abounds on anaemia among pregnant women, the same cannot be said for...

    Authors: Philip Kofie, Elvis E. Tarkang, Emmanuel Manu, Hubert Amu, Martin Amogre Ayanore, Fortress Yayra Aku, Joyce Komesuor, Martin Adjuik, Fred Binka and Margaret Kweku

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:40

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  23. The Healthy Eating Index (HEI-2010) is a measure of diet quality that examines conformance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The objectives of this study were to estimate baseline diet quality of pred...

    Authors: Kimberly P. Truesdale, Donna M. Matheson, Meghan M. JaKa, Sarah McAleer, Evan C. Sommer and Charlotte A. Pratt

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:38

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  24. Mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) and weight-for-height (WHZ) are commonly used indicators to identify acute malnutrition. However, MUAC and WHZ diagnose different children, and produce prevalence estimates t...

    Authors: Eva Leidman, Alexia Couture, Erin Hulland and Oleg Bilukha

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:39

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  25. Lunch provision is expected to improve the nutritional status of Cambodian garment workers. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of a model lunch provision through a canteen on anthropometry,...

    Authors: Jan Makurat, Natalie Becker, Frank T. Wieringa, Chhoun Chamnan and Michael B. Krawinkel

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:36

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  26. This study aims to investigate the knowledge, perception and practices related to health, nutrition, care practices, and their effect on nutrition health-seeking behaviour.

    Authors: Ipsha Chaand, Minashree Horo, Mohit Nair, Amit Harshana, Raman Mahajan, Vivek Kashyap, Fernanda Falero, Montse Escruela, Sakib Burza and Rajib Dasgupta

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:35

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  27. In food insecure settings, it may be difficult for pregnant women to meet increased nutritional needs through traditional diets. A promising new strategy to fill nutrient gaps in pregnancy involves the provisi...

    Authors: Sheila Isanaka, Stephen R. Kodish, Abdoul Aziz Mamaty, Ousmane Guindo, Mamane Zeilani and Rebecca F. Grais

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:34

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  28. About 24 million children across the world live without their parents. In resource-limited countries like Ethiopia, childhood malnutrition is common and intertwined with poverty. It is a leading cause of death...

    Authors: Andnet Tadesse Wete, Tadesse Alemu Zerfu and Adane Tesfaye Anbese

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:33

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  29. Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) is the top dietary source of iron and several micronutrients necessary for red blood cell production (erythropoiesis) in the contemporary diet of Inuit adults across Canada. Many carib...

    Authors: Tiff-Annie Kenny, Xue Feng Hu, Jennifer A. Jamieson, Harriet V. Kuhnlein, Sonia D. Wesche and Hing Man Chan

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:30

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  30. Adequate iodine fortified salt is the most common and effective method of preventing iodine deficiency. Studies showed households using iodized salt (15 Parts Per Million (PPM) to 80 PPM) of iodine at househol...

    Authors: Abraham Aregay Desta, Usha Kulkarni, Kidan Abraha, Solomon Worku and Berhe Woldearegay Sahle

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:28

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  31. Developing countries, undernutrition remains significant public health attention, as it was a combined consequence of poor dietary consumption and recurrent infectious illness especially in countries same Ethi...

    Authors: Abrehet Zeray, Getiye Dejenu Kibret and Cheru Tesema Leshargie

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:27

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  32. Social inequalities in nutrition lead a high number of families to struggle with food insecurity, even in developed countries. We aimed to assess the impact of fruits and vegetables vouchers on food security a...

    Authors: Camille Buscail, Judith Gendreau, Paul Daval, Pierre Lombrail, Serge Hercberg, Paule Latino-Martel and Chantal Julia

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:26

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  33. Poor quality of food services in hospital contributes to low diet satisfaction among inpatients in both developed and developing countries. However, there is paucity of literature on diet satisfaction in healt...

    Authors: Nixon Miyoba and Irene Ogada

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:25

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  34. Despite the decline in the rate of stunting in Ethiopia, the prevalence is still high and needs immense efforts to achieve the target set to reduce the prevalence. It varies between localities due to individua...

    Authors: Samson Kastro Dake, Fithamlak Bisetegen Solomon, Tesfahun Molla Bobe, Habtamu Azene Tekle and Efrata Girma Tufa

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:23

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  35. The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy was adopted in Burundi in 2003. Our aim was to evaluate to what extent the malnutrition component of the IMCI guidelines is implemented at health ...

    Authors: Manassé Nimpagaritse, Catherine Korachais, Georges Nsengiyumva, Jean Macq and Bruno Meessen

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:22

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  36. The rate of stunting in Nepal is among the highest in the world, which is a major public health problem. The objective of this study was to present data on stunting prevalence according to socio-demographic an...

    Authors: Sajama Nepali, Padam Simkhada and Ian Davies

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:19

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  37. Cooking interventions have the potential to improve child diet quality because cooking involvement is associated with positive changes in dietary behavior. Valid and reliable instruments that are low-cost and ...

    Authors: Melissa Pflugh Prescott, Barbara Lohse, Diane C. Mitchell and Leslie Cunningham-Sabo

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:21

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  38. A complex and negatively reinforcing relationship exists between infection with Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) and malnutrition. HIV-induced immune impairment and its resulting opportunistic infections (O...

    Authors: Ayenew Negessie, Dube Jara, Mekaunint Taddele and Sahai Burrowes

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:20

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  39. The intergenerational continuity of undernutrition is influenced by shared genetic, household socio-economic and cultural resources which will be associated with the mother and the child nutritional status, po...

    Authors: Alinoor Mohamed Farah, Bilal Shikur Endris and Seifu Hagos Gebreyesus

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:17

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  40. Under-nutrition is the cause for poor physical and mental development and has more burden among infants and young children aged between 6 and 23 months. Cultural practices like not providing animal source food...

    Authors: Efram Mulat, Girma Alem, Wubetu Woyraw and Habtamu Temesgen

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:18

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  41. To design effective nutrition education interventions for college students, research is needed to determine the factors influencing food choices. The purpose of this study was to identify perceived barriers an...

    Authors: Lucia Amore, Opal Vanessa Buchthal and Jinan C. Banna

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:16

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  42. Although the importance of capacity building for public health nutrition (PHN) has been increasing globally, reports on the current status of training programs for PHN in East-Asia including Japan are limited....

    Authors: Nana Shinozaki, Han-Chieh Wang, Xiaoyi Yuan, Tianyu Li, Kana Asano, Satomi Kobayashi and Satoshi Sasaki

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:10

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  43. Several national reports have indicated poor nutritional status among children from Western Uganda where millet porridge is a predominant complementary food. However, little is known about the nutritional stat...

    Authors: Barugahara Evyline Isingoma, Samuel Kuria Mbugua and Edward Gichohi Karuri

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:11

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  44. Initiation of complementary feeding is often delayed in Bangladesh and likely contributes to the high burden of infant undernutrition in the country.

    Authors: Aatekah Owais, Parminder S. Suchdev, Benjamin Schwartz, David G. Kleinbaum, A. S. G. Faruque, Sumon K. Das and Aryeh D. Stein

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:7

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