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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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Behavior Change: Global Nutrition and Food Security Policy and the Life of the Practitioner

Habits are hard to change. We can all relate. Yet I frequently tell my patients that they should make lifestyle adjustments. For the patient population Read More

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Reflections on a year of malnutrition

Malnutrition is frustrating. I often sit in the office, analyzing data from our programs, and feel helpless. Children who stay the same height for two Read More

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Action control in dyads: A randomized controlled trial to promote physical activity in everyday…

Publication date: August 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 163 Author(s): Corina Berli, Gertraud Stadler, Jennifer Inauen, Urte Scholz Rationale Engaging in regular physical activity requires substantial self-regulatory effort such as action control (e.g., continuously monitoring and evaluating an ongoing behavior with regard to one’s standards).


An evaluation of the impact of a restrictive retail food environment intervention in a rural…

Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is associated with morbidity and mortality.


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

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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


USDA: New projections estimate global hunger will drop to 6 percent by 2026

Today, 17 percent of the population in the world’s developing countries have inadequate access to food. According to new projections, however, that number should drop to just 6 percent by 2026. Considering that fact alone, it appears the world is on the brink of eradicating humans’ oldest and worst enemy – hunger – for the


Poverty, Food Insecurity Contribute To TB Becoming Leading Cause Of Death In Madagascar

Al Jazeera: Madagascar: The vulnerability to tuberculosis “…While many people imagine the country as a wildlife mecca, it is one of the poorest in the world, with at least 80 percent of the population living in extreme poverty and half of all children under five years old suffering from chronic malnutrition. The associated problems, particularly…More


Maduro leans on military to control Venezuela’s food supply

As Venezuela continues its spiral into debilitating economic crisis, President Nicolás Maduro has put the head of the armed forces, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López, in charge of a new food supply system. According to a decree published Tuesday in the official gazette, Padrino López will have control of transporting and distributing basic products, controlling


Global Nutrition-A report Card

The 2016 Global Nutrition Report, a report that assess progress towards global nutrition targets as set by the World Health Assembly,  was released in June. This annual report is the result of a comprehensive review of state of nutrition by an independent, collaborative initiative that involves a diverse set of partners. According to the latest report a staggering one in three of us suffers from malnutrition. Malnutrition is defined as “lack of proper nutrition, caused by not having enough to eat, not eating enough of the right things, or being unable to use the food that one does eat.” The one in three number reflects a spectrum of malnutrition ranging from childhood stunting and wasting to adult overweight and obesity. Malnutrition is the number one driver of global disease burden and its occurrence tends to have a cascading effect.


Cigarette Taxes, Smoking—and Exercise?

Abstract This research provides the first in-depth analysis of the effect that increased cigarette taxes have on exercise behavior.


Social determinants of inequities in under-nutrition (weight-for-age) among under-5 children: a…

Jharkhand, a state with substantial tribal population in Eastern India has very high rate of undernutrition.


Personality traits and body weight: Evidence using sibling comparisons

Publication date: August 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 163 Author(s): Jinho Kim Rationale Past research has shown that personality traits relate to body weight, but this relationship may be confounded by unobserved family-level characteristics such as genetic endowments.


Changes in sport and physical activity participation for adolescent females: a longitudinal…

Participation in sport and physical activity is reported to decline during adolescence, particularly for females.


Sandwich consumption in relation to daily dietary intake and diet quality among US adults,…

About one half of the US adult population consumed one or more sandwiches on any given day.


Small insects offer big nutrition and opportunity

There’s none of the usual fuss on Sofia’s farm—no truck, no bellowing cattle, no hay or water troughs. Just a strong, sweet smell and the faint sound of her children playing in the yard. Smiling, the Ghanaian entrepreneur gives PATH researcher Dr. Nikki Kalra a tour. Together, they walk around the side of her house, […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMy 30 years of hope, empowerment, and politics in reproductive healthHow the death of my friend inspired a lifesaving delivery kitFriday Think: closing the global cervical cancer prevention gap ;


Treatment outcome and factors affecting time to recovery in children with severe acute…

Background: The outpatient therapeutic care program (OTP) of children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) has been decentralized to health post level in Ethiopia since 2008–2009.


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