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The nutrition transition, a global public health problem

Edited by Stefanie Vandevijvere​​​​​​​

The nutrition transition, a global public health problem, is a collection in Archives of Public Health, which brings together various aspects of the changing landscape of nutrition. The collection outlines how it has contributed to the major global health burden of disease and affected public health policies at international and national levels. Research in this series helps us measure the nutrition transition and its global public health impact, links this transition to important health outcomes, examines the role of the transition in the global obesity pandemic, helps us measure the double burden of malnutrition in various continents, and analyses the interventions and policies to stop this transition and its global public health impact.

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal's standard peer-review process. The Guest Editor declares no competing interests. 

For more research see our 'Global nutrition' section.

  1. Food and nutrition education allows individuals to build knowledge and values, reframe their food practices, and develop strategies for a healthy diet. Food choices within the diet represent a determinant of i...

    Authors: Sônia Maria Fernandes da Costa Souza, Kenio Costa Lima and Maria do Socorro Costa Feitosa Alves
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:48
  2. Central obesity, based on waist circumference (WC), has more adverse effects on health than general obesity, determined by body mass index. To date, eating quickly has been reported to be risk factors for over...

    Authors: Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Hinako Nanri, Rimei Nishimura, Masaaki Matoba, Hiromi Hoshino and Akatsuki Kokaze
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:18
  3. Academic achievement of school age children can be affected by several factors such as nutritional status, demographics, and socioeconomic factors. Though evidence about the magnitude of malnutrition is well e...

    Authors: Demewoz Haile, Dabere Nigatu, Ketema Gashaw and Habtamu Demelash
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:17
  4. Healthy Together Victoria (HTV) - a complex ‘whole of system’ intervention, including an embedded cluster randomized control trial, to reduce chronic disease by addressing risk factors (physical inactivity, po...

    Authors: Claudia Strugnell, Lynne Millar, Andrew Churchill, Felice Jacka, Colin Bell, Mary Malakellis, Boyd Swinburn and Steve Allender
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:16
  5. Home fortification using sachets of micronutrient powder (e.g. “Sprinkles”) is a food-based approach offering an alternative to high dose vitamin A (VA) supplements for infants. The primary objective was to in...

    Authors: Sam Newton, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Kwaku Poku Asante, Esi Amoaful, Emmanuel Mahama, Samuel Kofi Tchum, Martha Ali, Kwame Adjei, Christopher R. Davis and Sherry A. Tanumihardjo
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:10
  6. Authors: Olivier Bruyère, Serge H. Ahmed, Catherine Atlan, Jacques Belegaud, Murielle Bortolotti, Marie-Chantal Canivenc-Lavier, Sybil Charrière, Jean-Philippe Girardet, Sabine Houdart, Esther Kalonji, Perrine Nadaud, Fabienne Rajas, Gérard Slama and Irène Margaritis
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:49

    The original article was published in Archives of Public Health 2015 73:41

  7. Overweight and underweight increase the risk of metabolic impairments and chronic disease. Interventions at the household level require the diagnosis of nutritional status among family members. The aim of this...

    Authors: Diana C Parra, Lora Iannotti, Luis F Gomez, Helena Pachón, Debra Haire-Joshu, Olga L Sarmiento, Anne Sebert Kuhlmann and Ross C Brownson
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:12
  8. The 2012 visit to Canada of Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, led to a public rebuff by Canadian governmental officials. This paper adapts the frame-critical poli...

    Authors: Catherine L Mah, Catherine Hamill, Krista Rondeau and Lynn McIntyre
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:41
  9. A composite unifying theory on causes of obesity related-MetS has been formulated and published in an accompanying article (1). In the current article, the historical and recent past, present and future coroll...

    Authors: Anne-Thea McGill
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:31
  10. Metabolic syndrome and obesity-related co-morbidities are largely explained by co-adaptations to the energy use of the large human brain in the cortico-limbic-striatal and NRF2 systems.

    Authors: Anne-Thea McGill
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:30