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Rural Guatemala. Photo by Rob Tinworth, used with permission.

Food Producing Communities as Food Deserts

The view from Xejuyu’ is breathtaking: green fields of fresh berries, feathery carrot tops, and blossoming broccoli line the mountainsides. The majority of the residents Read More

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Pediatric Critical Care in Botswana

Botswana is a small, landlocked country in Southern Africa that is widely considered a development success story. Although the country is hailed for its impressive Read More

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Thoughts After 22 Years of Consumption and Organizing a Food System Symposium

Sarah Dwyer is passionate about developing a multidisciplinary understanding of the ways that food affects health through her work with a community-led nutrition education program Read More

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Community-based pilot intervention to tackle childhood obesity: a whole-system approach

Go-Golborne is a pilot intervention to prevent childhood obesity in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea between 2014 and 2018.


Acute and chronic malnutrition and their predictors in children aged 0–5 years in São Tomé:…

Undernutrition is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in infants and children worldwide.


News in the Humanosphere: Worsening hunger crisis in Lake Chad region, warns UNICEF

Nearly half a million children around Lake Chad face “severe acute malnutrition” due to drought and a seven-year insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, UNICEF said on Thursday. Of the 475,000 deemed at risk, 49,000 in Nigeria’s Borno state, Boko Haram’s heartland, will die this year if they do not receive


The relationship between sports facility accessibility and physical activity among Korean…

The benefits of physical activity on physical and mental health are well known.


Food Producing Communities as Food Deserts

Rural Guatemala. Photo by Rob Tinworth, used with permission.

The view from Xejuyu’ is breathtaking: green fields of fresh berries, feathery carrot tops, and blossoming broccoli line the mountainsides. The majority of the residents Read More


Local descriptive norms for overweight/obesity and physical inactivity, features of the built…

Publication date: Available online 21 August 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Suzanne J.


Parental response to a letter reporting child overweight measured as part of a routine national…

Rising rates of childhood obesity have become a pressing issue in public health, threatening both the mental and physical well-being of children.


Is body weight dissatisfaction a predictor of depression independent of body mass index, sex…

Little is known about the association of dissatisfaction with body weight – a component of body image – with depression in individuals of different sex, age, and with different body mass index (BMI).


Availability, affordability, and consumption of fruits and vegetables in 18…

The consumption of fruit and vegetables is low worldwide, particularly in LICs, and this is associated with low affordability. Policies worldwide should enhance the availability and affordability of fruits and vegetables.


Affordability of fruits and vegetables and dietary quality worldwide

The major preventable risk factor contributing to the burden of disease worldwide is a poor diet, including inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption.1,2 In many low-income and middle-income countries, undernutrition—ie, not having enough food—has been a major concern. However, the diet-related burden of disease in these regions is shifting towards non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. Improving nutrition in all countries now requires both interventions to reduce the intake of harmful foods high in saturated fat, added sugar, and salt, and interventions to increase consumption of healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables.


Alternative measures to BMI: Exploring income-related inequalities in adiposity in Great…

Publication date: Available online 22 August 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Apostolos Davillas, Michaela Benzeval Socio-economic inequalities in adiposity are of particular interest themselves but also because they may be associated with inequalities in overall health status.


“I can sit on the beach and punt through my mobile phone”: The influence of physical and…

Publication date: October 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 166 Author(s): Emily G.


Pediatric Critical Care in Botswana

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Botswana is a small, landlocked country in Southern Africa that is widely considered a development success story. Although the country is hailed for its impressive Read More


The Long-term Health Effects of Fetal Malnutrition: Evidence from the 1959–1961 China Great…

Abstract We report evidence of long-term adverse health impacts of fetal malnutrition exposure of middle-aged survivors of the 1959–1961 China Famine using data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study.


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