Nutrition Publications

Here you will find freely downloadable publications on the latest nutrition topics, such as early infant nutrition, nutritional avenues to allergies, sports nutrition, and nutrition in disease states such as dysphagia or critical illness. All 3000 papers are organized across categories to make it easier for you to find specific information. If you are missing a reference you can also use our search function.

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Latest Publications

Articles and Books

Assessing the adequacy of growth in a child is in the DNA of all health professionals involved in pediatric care. The fulfill of children’s nutritional requirements is indispensable in order to achieve optimal growth, thereby allowing them to have an optimal nutritional status.

Articles and Books

Picky eating, which is also referred to as fussy eating, selective eating, faddy eating, and choosy eating, is a complex behavior that broadly refers to a combination of traits. As children start complementary feeding and become exposed to an increasingly diversified diet, many begin to exhibit “picky eating” behaviors. The main characteristic of children perceived as picky eaters is their tendency to avoid certain foods or food groups. The goal of this review is to provide an overview of published studies that have examined whether picky eating in childhood is in fact associated with measurable differences in food and/or nutrient intakes and growth.

Articles and Books

Given the very specific nutritional needs from birth to 24 months of age to support rapid growth and development, understanding current trends in dietary intakes is critical to best tailor dietary advice for infants and children and to support dietary guidelines update. The Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS) is a large-scale cross-sectional survey designed to explore eating patterns, nutrient intakes, and food sources of nutrients in infants and children. In this article you will be able to get more details about the estimation of total usual dietary intakes for energy and most nutrients among infants and children < 4 years old, incorporating nutrient exposures from all sources in the FITS 2016.

Articles and Books

Food allergy is a costly, potentially life-threatening health condition that can adversely affect patients’ well-being. The few population-based studies to date that examined adult food allergy have focused on a limited number of specific allergens (eg. peanut) or allergen groups (eg. tree nut, seafood) or have been secondary analyses of federal health surveys, which were not designed to comprehensively characterize food allergy prevalence and severity among US adults. This study aimed to provide comprehensive, nationally representative estimates of the distribution, severity, and factors associated with adult food allergy in the United States.

NNI Workshop Series

Uncovering the role of nutrition education in improving the quality of life in individuals, families, including education of parents and caregivers, children in day care and schools. Recognizing the importance of nutrition education for healthcare professionals and understanding the critical impact of nutrition education in the public health sector.