Conducting research into what we eat can be complex, challenging and laborious for many. It takes a lot of skill to conduct, analyse and interpret nutrition research efficiently and effectively including or writing up a research paper - which can be a great way to deepen your understanding of your chosen field. But for students, postgrads and early career researchers, this can seem like a daunting task. That’s why we’ve asked our Founder, Professor Janet Cade head of the Nutritional Epidemiology Group at The University of Leeds to provide us with some of her top research tips. So if you’re a final year student about to write a dissertation or a PhD student looking for some motivation, read Prof Cade’s top tips below.
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 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.
A study using myfood24 found that only 2 in 100 primary school children eat a packed lunch that meets children's nutritional standards. With no rules or guidance to advise parents on what to include in packed lunches, this article discusses the study findings and how this affects diet quality and obesity in children.
The terms ‘nutritionist’ and ‘dietitian’ are often used interchangeably, which can make it confusing to know the difference and where to go when seeking dietary advice. This guide will simplify the difference and explain how to find a registered nutrition professional in the UK.
Have you ever realised how long it takes to conduct interview-led recalls, manually coding food diaries for each participant and the financial costs of it all? We break down the process to show you how using myfood24 instead can save you time, effort, and money for accurate results in a large-scale epidemiological study.
Following a recent report, calls have been made to immediately scrap the use of BMI as it's said to 'contribute to health issues such as eating disorders and people's mental health by disrupting body image and inviting social stigmas.'
But is scrapping it completely a good call to make?
Whether you need to track a patient's eating habits, expand a student's mind about core nutrition principles or pioneer the next discovery in dietary health, myfood24 has been tailored for research, education, and healthcare settings to get you the best results.
But with three different versions for three different industries, you may be thinking:
What are the differences? Which solution will work best for me?
In this mini-guide, you can uncover all the individual features, tweaks, and benefits that make each myfood24 solution.
myfood24 has been validated against independent nutrient biomarkers, but what exactly are biomarkers? In this article we shed some light on what these biological markers are and why they can be so useful.