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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Milk and rice were the main dietary components in all Filipino children, contributing up to 60% of energy in the infants from poorer households. Consumption of protein-containing foods and vegetables were typically lower in poorer households. Interventions are required to enable caregivers of young Filipino children to provide complementary foods of high nutritional quality, particularly among children from the poor households.

Around half of Filipino children 1-5 years old are not consuming any dairy products on a given day, which increases risk of inadequate nutrient intakes. Dietary modelling was applied to assess the nutritional impact of meeting dairy recommendations in reducing nutrient inadequacy. If all children would meet their dairy recommendations, theoretical reductions in population nutrient inadequacy would be seen for all micronutrients. Therefore, dairy consumption should be encouraged.

Gastrointestinal woes – such as gastroesophageal reflux, colic and dyschezia – are common among infants.

“Gastrointestinal woes are common among infants. Many of these resolve spontaneously and do not need extensive testing or treatment.”

In Singapore, a set of consensus statements has been published to guide the practitioners on primary prevention of allergy in infants at risk. In this interview, Professor Hugo Van Bever, a paediatric allergist, shares insights from the evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and on the role of partially hydrolysed formula in the prevention of infants at risk of allergic diseases.

Proteins are an essential part of the daily diet. They are major functional and structural components of all body cells, and participate in virtually all biological processes.

Sustainable diets are intended to address the increasing health and environmental concerns related to food production and consumption. Although many candidates for sustainable diets have emerged, a consistent and joint environmental and health analysis of these diets has not been done at a regional level.

Today, 4600 kcal/day of food are harvested for every person on the planet; of these, only around 2000 kcal, on average, are eaten. European countries have approximately 3 times more food than required and the USA 4 times more food than needed. Data on calorie losses lacks information on dietary quality, and so it is not possible to know specifically which macro- and micronutrients were lost.

The confluence of population, economic development, and environmental pressures resulting from increased globalization and industrialization reveal an increasingly resource-constrained world in which predictions point to the need to do more with less and in a “better” way. The concept of sustainable diets presents an opportunity to successfully advance commitments to sustainable development and the elimination of poverty, food and nutrition insecurity, and poor health outcomes.

The first few years of life represent one of the most dynamic and critical time periods in brain development. By the age of 2, brain volume reaches about 80% of the adult brain volume. In addition to the rapid increase in brain size, critical brain functions also emerge during the first years of life and continue to mature into adulthood. While the “young brain” is relatively small when compared to the body, it has a “big appetite” for food, learning and sleep.