Malnutrition & Obesity



Why the World Can’t Wait for Universal Preschool

As a pediatric resident I spend a lot of time with preschool-aged children in the hospital or at clinic. I have the privilege of watching Read More


Links between child and adult chronic diseases: Lessons from Guatemala

Since 2013, I have had the great joy of working in rural Guatemala for the non-governmental organization Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance—first during medical Read More


Fish, food security and health in Pacific Island countries and territories: a systematic…

Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) face a double burden of disease, with a high prevalence of household food insecurity and childhood micronutrient deficiencies, accompanied by a burgeoning incre…


Correction: Why Are Some Population Interventions for Diet and Obesity More Equitable and…

by Jean Adams, Oliver Mytton, Martin White, Pablo Monsivais

Child health and nutrition in Peru within an antipoverty political agenda: a…

Peru has made substantial progress in reducing neonatal and under-5 mortality, and child stunting. This country is a good example of how a combination of political will, economic growth, broad societal participation, strategies focused on poor people, and increased spending in health and related sectors can achieve significant progress in reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health. The remaining challenges include continuing to address inequalities in wealth distribution, poverty, and access to basic services, especially in the Amazon and Andean rural areas.

Child diarrhoea and nutritional status in rural Rwanda: a cross-sectional study to explore…

Objective To explore associations of environmental and demographic factors with diarrhoea and nutritional status among children in Rusizi district, Rwanda.

Assessment of iodine concentration in dietary salt at household level in Morocco

Following WHO recommendations, Morocco adopted in 1995 the universal salt iodization (USI) as a strategy to prevent and control iodine deficiency disorders.

Relationships between County Health Rankings and child overweight and obesity prevalence: a…

The County Health Rankings (CHR) system provides health rankings for U.S.

Why the World Can’t Wait for Universal Preschool


As a pediatric resident I spend a lot of time with preschool-aged children in the hospital or at clinic. I have the privilege of watching Read More

WHO | Association between intimate partner violence and poor child growth: results from 42 demographic and health surveys

Association between intimate partner violence and poor child growth: results from 42 demographic and health surveys Jeanne Chai, Günther Fink, Sylvia Kaaya, Goodarz Danaei, Wafaie Read More

Effects of a community-based salt reduction program in a regional Australian population

Salt reduction is a public health priority but there are few studies testing the efficacy of plausible salt reduction programs.

Is an unprecedented infant feeding transition underway?

This week, Dr Phil Baker of the Australian National University, writes on revealing new research analysing global trends and patterns in commercial milk-based formula sales. The blog summarises the key findings and implications of the research published in Public Health Nutrition. In particular, Dr Baker and his team ask “is an unprecedented infant and young child feeding transition underway?” To ensure children get the best start in life the World Health Organization recommends that infants are exclusively breastfed to six months of age with ongoing breastfeeding for up to two years of age and beyond. Yet worldwide the prevalence of infants exclusively breast fed to six months hovers at around 37% and has improved only marginally in recent decades. In contrast, our research shows that global milk-based formula sales are booming

Hunger, Malnutrition-Related Deaths To Increase In Eastern Ethiopia Through September, FEWSNET…

Bloomberg: Ethiopia Faces Severe Hunger in East Until October, FEWSNET Says “Some eastern areas of Ethiopia will suffer severe hunger and increased deaths through at least September after a drought last year resulted in two harvests being missed, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network said…” (Davison, 5/3).

Perceptions of body size, obesity threat and the willingness to lose weight among black South…

The obesity epidemic is associated with rising rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among adults, particularly in countries undergoing rapid urbanisation and nutrition transition.

Maternal obesity and caesarean delivery in Sub-Saharan Africa

Objectives To quantify maternal obesity as a risk factor for caesarean delivery in sub-Saharan Africa.

The effect of nutritional supplementation on quality of life in people living with HIV: a…

Objective To determine the effects of lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) on the quality of life of people living with HIV (PLHIV) during the first 3 months of antiretroviral treatment (ART), and to investigate the effects of timing of supplementation by comparing with supplementation during the subsequent 3 months.

Lack of parental rule-setting on eating is associated with a wide range of adolescent unhealthy…

Unhealthy eating habits in adolescence lead to a wide variety of health problems and disorders.

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