The 10th anniversary World Congress in Rotterdam, 15th-18th October, will be focused on ‘Life course Health & Disease: Observations, experiments and interventions’. This congress will focus on the translational approaches by experimental, intervention and observational studies that have substantial implications for health throughout the life course in high, middle and low income populations.
On 1 April 2016, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the Rome Declaration on Nutrition and the Framework for Action of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2; Rome 19–21 November 2014); decided to proclaim 2016–2025 the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition.
In this article, we examine the WHO’s ‘Health in All Policies’ framework and the ways in which it might be deployed to achieve behaviour change at a local, national and international level of governance.
The Early Life Nutrition Network presents the work of our featured organisation – UCL’s Health Behaviour Research Centre (HBRC). HBRC undertakes research aimed at advancing our understanding of behaviours that have a major impact on health and to contribute to the development of interventions to promote healthy lifestyles. The Centre is part of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL. One of their primary research focuses is the Gemini Study.
Vitamin A, an important micronutrient, is essential during pregnancy. Indeed, additional vitamin A is required for the growth of the baby and for providing stores in the baby’s liver. Deficiency of this micronutrient in the mother may also lead to its deficiency in the baby and may result in adverse effects on the baby’s health.
As we attempt to implement the post-2015 development agenda, behaviour change becomes a central concern of development practitioners. However, it is recognised that behaviours cannot be viewed as specific to the isolated individual, but must be understood in context. Hence, the Wellcome Trust is focusing on changing behaviours through Community Engagement. This article examines the methodologies they deploy.
A new study has just been published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition examining knowledge about folic acid (FA) supplementation for prevention of Neural Tube Defects (NTDs) among pregnant women in Ireland presenting for antenatal care. The study was submitted by our Committee member, Professor Michael Turner. This article summarises the key points from the study.
In an increasingly digital, increasingly connected world, Information Communication Technologies (ICT) have broken down barriers of space, time and funds. Mobile phone technologies, from basic SMS text to complex digital platform, provide opportunities for health practitioners to do behaviour change.