World Water Day is celebrated on March 22nd every year around the world, with a mission to raise awareness about the importance of freshwater and accelerate change by advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources, that 771 million individuals, across schools, businesses and healthcare centres, to farms and factories, just simply don’t have access to. However, water is a necessity for everyone, which is why it’s important for everyone to get involved and be part of an incredible change that will benefit so many and continues to work towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2023!
It’s that time of year again, if you are a student you may have exams now or coming up. Here are a few things to help keep you on track.
Every second Tuesday in October women from across the globe come together to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day. A day dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths – subjects that males have historically dominated. The main aim of Ada Lovelace Day is to create and raise the profiles of female role models within the STEM sectors to encourage more females into these subjects and careers, something we at Dietary Assessment are very passionate about.
When conducting dietary assessment, whether for population nutrition research or clinical support, it’s important that nutrient estimates are as accurate as possible. Accuracy is especially vital when supporting vulnerable patients in clinic (such as diabetic and renal patients), where small differences in nutrient values could make big differences to their health.
When it comes to accuracy, the choice of dietary assessment tool, and the nutrient composition tables which sit behind it, have an important role to play. This article takes a deep dive into food and nutrient databases and their influence on the accuracy of dietary estimates.
In 2021, more people than ever before signed up for Veganuary. With this there has been a huge rise in the availability of vegan products across supermarkets, fast food outlets and restaurants. McDonalds introduced the Mcplant, an all-new vegan burger Kettle chips released a Sheese and Red Onion flavour and even Burger King have jumped on board with a zero-chicken burger. But is it possible to still have a nutritionally balanced diet whilst being vegan?
Read on to find out about some of the most important nutrients to be aware of whilst on a vegan diet and ways you can ensure you’re getting enough:
The Christmas season is finally upon us! And what better way to welcome it than with some nutrient facts you may not have known about your festive favourites? We used the myfood24 food and nutrient database to look at the nutritional profile of some classic Christmas eats, here are some of the most nutrient-packed holiday dishes:
The prevalence of diet-related disease across the globe is significant and is continuing to increase. In fact, poor diet is now responsible for 1 in 5 deaths worldwide and many countries are now facing the double burden of malnutrition – cases of over- and undernutrition rising simultaneously. The importance of implementing effective healthcare policies and strategies to help manage, reduce and prevent diet-related diseases has never been more important.
Poor diet increases the risk of a range of diseases, making the prevention and management of conditions related to poor nutrition as crucial as ever – but sometimes, providing routine provision of basic nutrition can be complicated. With the lack of time to give practical nutrition advice and appropriately assess patient diets, we break down how myfood24 healthcare can help improve nutritional care provision for patients.
Our founder, Professor Janet Cade attended the Healthcare Excellence Through Technology (HETT) conference in London. Read about her experience of attending this year's conference.
One of the greatest challenges in public health nutrition involves limitations in data accuracy when collecting dietary information and at the heart of this is food composition data. In this article, we break down why it’s important to ensure that food and nutrient data is accurate and what to look for when choosing a robust database.