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Clinical and economic outcomes of nutrition interventions across the continuum of care
This conference will focus on malnutrition's clinical and economic impacts of prevention across the continuum of care; new approaches and interventions to integrated care; and, a health systems approach to delivery of nutrition interventions. Registered dietitians and dietetic technicians will receive 5 continuing professional education units for completion of this program/material. (2014-02-12)

Fighting malnutrition with education
Malnutrition manifests itself as both over- and under-nutrition, and is currently not diagnosed and treated in time. It leads to serious health problems, including the estimated 60 percent of cardiovascular deaths. Maurizio Muscaritoli, researcher at the Italian Federation of Nutritional Societies and his colleagues suggest that an accurate training of healthcare professionals may be at the heart of solving this problem. (2017-02-22)

Controlling health destiny
Personalizing one's nutrition for maximum health benefits is becoming increasingly important, and Texas A&M AgriLife educators plan to help health professions learn more about this trend at an upcoming conference. (2008-01-24)

ASN develops blue ribbon Advisory Committee focused on ensuring trust in nutrition science
The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) has announced the creation of an Advisory Committee that will focus on ensuring the public trust in academic and professional scientific societies through best practices in scientific rigor and transparency. (2016-02-09)

Meeting: The Role of Nutrition in Nutrition Prevention and Management
On March 26-27, nutrition and dementia researchers and practitioners will gather to discuss emerging nutrition research for the prevention and management of dementia. (2015-02-12)

Long neglected nutritional training for doctors at all levels needed now
The profession must take advantage of changes in medical education to ensure that all health professionals, but especially gut specialists, are given adequate training in nutrition, urge Dr. Penny Nield and colleagues, in the launch issue of Frontline Gastroenterology, the new quarterly companion journal to Gut. (2010-03-17)

Nutrition an issue for Indigenous Australians
Nutrition has not been given enough priority in national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy in recent years. This is the finding from a study published in the latest issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. (2014-08-06)

Consumer Behavior and Food Science Innovations for Optimal Nutrition
Speakers from FreshDirect, FDA, USDA, and food companies will discuss the elements of food, the physiological and psychological influences of food intake, societal factors that influence nutrition, and the role of technology in consumer behavior. (2014-02-12)

Small changes can lead to big rewards, says ASN president
A joint task force report from the American Society for Nutrition, International Food Information Council and Institute of Food Technologists shows that small changes in diet and physical activity can help prevent weight gain, and are easier to implement. (2009-01-13)

Comprehensive nutrition services vital to children's health
School meal programs play a significant role in keeping children healthy and are (2010-11-01)

Press registration open for clinical nutrition conference
It's not too late to join the American Society for Nutrition this weekend, Feb. 25-27, in San Francisco for ASN's Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition Conference. As the leading authority in nutrition, ASN is convening expert speakers from both sides of controversial nutrition topics in dietary supplements, obesity and aging. (2011-02-22)

Pre-operative liquid feeding reduces complications following Crohn's disease surgery
Despite improvements in medical care, about two-thirds of patients with Crohn's disease develop complications requiring intestinal surgery at some time, and post-operative healing can be complicated. Clinicians now report that pre-operative optimisation of patients with Crohn's disease with exclusive enteral nutrition (liquid nutrition formula) is associated with reduced rates of post-operative abscess or intestinal leakage by nine-fold. (2017-01-20)

Malnutrition screening of hospital patients common but hospitals failing on nutrition care
A new study gives hospitals overall good marks for conducting nutrition screenings within 24 hours of a patient's admission, but finds that many need to improve other practices to be more effective. (2014-07-03)

Frontiers in Agricultural Sustainability: Studying the Protein Supply Chain
The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences will host a conference on Dec. 12th, in NYC, entitled (2013-11-13)

What to expect at Clinical Nutrition Week 2015
On Saturday, February 14, 2015, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition kicks-off Clinical Nutrition Week 2015 in Long Beach, CA, at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. (2014-10-14)

Documentation of hospital patients' malnutrition helps maximize care and reimbursement
Nutrition support professionals who are well-versed in proper documentation of malnutrition diagnoses in hospital patients can help ensure that hospitals receive maximum funding for patient care according to a new review. (2015-07-12)

The Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) announces Helen Denning Ullrich Award of Excellence
The Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) announces that Margo Wootan, DSc, has been awarded the 2011 Helen Denning Ullrich Award of Excellence. The award will be formally presented at the 44th SNE Annual Conference, (2011-07-07)

Study finds credentialed providers have greater knowledge of nutrition support practice
Multidisciplinary health care professionals who hold the Certified Nutrition Support Credential scored significantly higher on a survey about their approaches to nutrition support practice than those who do not hold the credential according to new study. (2015-06-09)

Seduced by the label
Have you ever been to the supermarket and chosen foods based on nutrition labels? If so, be cautious, because the nutrition values you see on labels can substantially differ based on the recommended serving size, with undesired consequences for your purchase behavior. According to a new research published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, smaller recommended serving sizes on nutrition labels can unknowingly lead you to buy more than you need. (2016-01-14)

Are online grocery stores being designed to support consumer nutrition information needs?
With a steady growth in online grocery shopping, a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, examines the availability of nutrition-related information on leading grocery store websites. (2020-10-07)

Change in tube feeding practice improves nutrition for ICU patients, audit finds
While the importance of enteral nutrition, or feeding patients through a tube, in an intensive care unit is well understood, underfeeding is still common. A practice of a certain amount of feeding per hour can be interrupted by tests, procedures, or emergencies. Changing to a volume-based system, which calls for a certain nutrition volume per day, could reduce underfeeding. (2014-08-26)

Maternal nutrition does not affect size of babies in industrialised countries
Concern over the impact of maternal nutrition on the health of an infant has been premature, say researchers in this week's BMJ. The authors report that maternal nutrition, at least in industrialised populations, seems to have only a small effect on placental and birth weights of babies. (1999-08-06)

Prolonged use of stomach feeding tubes in children may increase risk of stomach fistulas
Pediatric patients with intestinal failure often need gastrostomy tubes, or feeding tubes inserted into an opening created in the stomach, for long-term nutrition. The use of such tubes can lead to persistent gastrocutaneous fistulae, or the failure of the opening to close on its own, resulting in a need for surgical closure. (2014-07-03)

Current nutrition labeling is hard to digest
Current government-mandated nutrition labeling is ineffective in improving nutrition and curbing the obesity epidemic, but there is a better system available, according to a study by McGill University researchers. (2015-01-20)

Cornell Text On International Nutrition
Michael Latham, M.D., professor of international nutritional sciences at Cornell University writes new text on international nutrition, (1997-10-23)

George Washington University Medical Center researcher wins A.S.P.E.N. award
Ivy Haskins, M.D., of George Washington University Medical Center has been named a Research Trainee Award recipient by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.). (2015-02-05)

New review highlights principles of nutrition management of inherited metabolic disorders
A new review, published today in Nutrition in Clinical Practice, highlights the basic principles of chronic nutrition management of inherited metabolic disorders. (2015-06-16)

Global gains in nutrition will require improved nutrition-sensitivity of agriculture, child development, social safety nets and education
Increasing the coverage of nutrition-specific interventions will not be enough to accelerate reductions in the burden of malnutrition, and the underlying causes of malnutrition -- including poverty, food insecurity, poor education and gender inequity -- will need to be addressed if progress is to be made, according to the third paper in The Lancet Series on maternal and childhood malnutrition. (2013-06-05)

Meeting: Nutrition and the Science of Disease Prevention: A Systems Approach to Support Metabolic Health
How can we leverage progress in nutritional science, genetics, computer science and behavioral economics to address the challenge of non-communicable disease? (2015-02-12)

Join A.S.P.E.N. for Clinical Nutrition Week 2015, Feb. 14-17, 2015 in Long Beach, Calif.
Beginning on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) will be in Long Beach, Calif., for Clinical Nutrition Week 2015 (CNW). CNW is the only interdisciplinary conference focused on clinical nutrition and metabolism. (2014-08-13)

Dietary fat under fire
As there are currently no harmonized dietary guidelines in Canada for the prevention of CVD, the authors urge the Canadian nutrition community to revisit the guidelines and develop recommendations that reflect both the current food reality and the latest science. (2014-10-08)

How to predict post-operative enteral nutrition problems
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) has established enteral nutrition techniques. A research group in Japan investigated retrospectively enteral nutrition problems after PEG. Analysis of patients' background factors elucidated several predictors of such problem cases. Since specific causes exist for such predictors, it may be possible to devise several preventive methods. (2009-03-24)

Early feeding could help reduce liver dysfunction in critically ill patients
Changing the way that critically ill patients suffering from sepsis or multiple organ failure are fed could reduce liver dysfunction. A large study published today in the journal Critical Care recommends that clinicians should strictly control calorie intake, start artificial nutrition within 24 hours and regularly monitor liver function in patients at high risk. (2007-01-25)

Food, mood and behaviour
Can food help modulate mood and behaviour? In the third article in a series on clinical nutrition, Simon Young reviews the possible psychopharmacologic effect of several nutrients. (2002-01-21)

New treatment may help neonatal liver disease associated with parenteral nutrition
A new study finds that exogenous glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) treatment may help fight neonatal parenteral nutrition associated liver disease (PNALD). (2015-07-28)

University of Alberta researcher wins A.S.P.E.N. award
David Lim, M.D., C.M., of the University of Alberta has been named a Research Trainee Award recipient by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.). (2015-02-05)

New hospital screening tool helps find children at nutritional risk easier, study finds
While hospitals do not commonly screen children for nutrition, a new tool developed in Australia could change that. (2014-08-05)

Each dollar spent on kids' nutrition can yield more than $100 later
There are strong economic incentives for governments to invest in early childhood nutrition, reports a new paper from the University of Waterloo and Cornell University. Published for the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, the paper reveals that every dollar spent on nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child's life can provide a country up to $166 in future earnings. (2014-12-08)

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University...
Dean Eileen T. Kennedy at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy has announced the first annual Friedman School Symposium, to be held September 19-21 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Symposium will provide an unbiased, neutral forum for presenting current nutrition research and debate that will impact the 2010 Dietary Guidelines. (2006-04-21)

Research notes: Policy points from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts
The field of Public Nutriton includes nutritional assessment, analysis and response, is delayed by practical challenges and more importantly, by research and programmatic questions. An approach that includes developing capacity within countries affected by recurrent emergencies is essential, and the practical problem-solving approach of Public Nutrition needs to become widespread with leadership from organizations such as UNICEF and the World Health Organization. (2005-04-19)

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