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Child Nutrition Resource Centre

Child Nutrition Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Child Nutrition Resource Centre brings you the latest news and clinical developments in hydration and nutrition.

Nearly three million people are estimated to be at risk of malnutrition in the UK and people with a learning disability are more than eight times more likely to be underweight than the general population.

The Child Nutrition Resource Centre will provide information for health visitors, school nurses, community nurses and practice nurses to tackle the issue from a young age.

Ayela Spiro, Sarah Alderton and Sarah Coe are all nutrition scientists at The British Nutrition Foundation. All three work together to be expert bloggers in the Nursing in Practice nutrition ... more

Latest child nutrition news

18.01.16: NHS England will impose a 20% tax on sugary food and drink in hospitals, Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, has announced
11.01.16: A “promising” test to help diagnose allergy and predict the likelihood of an allergic reaction cannot be used until further research has been carried out
22.12.15: If a low-fat product is just 10p cheaper than a high-fat product, people – particularly in low-income neighbourhoods – will select it, according to a six-year long study
21.12.15: All flour should be fortfied with folic acid in order to reduce birth defects, members of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition have advised
30.11.15: The food industry must step up and take action to improve children’s health, Shirley Cramer, chief executive of the Royal Society of Public Health said today

Latest child nutrition clinical articles

Tuesday 2 December 2014
Young people living with eating disorders given more support with £150 million of funding
Wednesday 26 November 2014
Guidance on vitamin D deficiency prevention has been issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Tuesday 14 October 2014
Offering toddlers appropriate portion sizes of food can reduce anxiety at meal times and is also a key factor in reducing the risk of obesity. This article, exclusive to Nursing in Practice, gives an advice overview for nurses and health visitors to share
Thursday 2 October 2014
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has announced new simplified guidance for healthcare professionals reporting suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in children to its Yellow Card Scheme.
Monday 18 August 2014
With the cost of overweight and obesity predicted to double by 2050, it is a race against time to save the next generation from a lifetime of weight-related problems

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