Nutrition Health & Wellness

In this section you will find extensive research on nutrition health and wellness that covers the role of diet in health, dietary guidelines and nutrition screening & assessment. We also cover requirements and recommendations for food safety, healthy eating, nutrients and hydration in all stages of a patient’s life.

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Recognising the importance of food safety

Food safety is extremely important because unsafe foods have been linked to various medical conditions/illnesses, which are usually referred to as ‘foodborne illnesses’ or ‘food poisoning’.

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Sunset Science Series
10th Sunset Science Series: A Paediatric Update on Brain Development and HMO’s

Dr Hauser and Dr Sprenger cover a variety of matters looking into multiple clinical and preclinical studies, on the impact off gut health, and breastfeeding in infants, as well as looking into how health maintenance organisation (HMO’s) can impact the paediatric sphere.

Ranorolala Omega
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Ranorolala Omega seeks to educate midwives to improve health in Madagascar

Ranorolala Omega is the President of the National Midwives Council of Madagascar as well as a teacher and supervisor of at midwifery schools in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

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Josephine M. Murekezi is dedicated to improving the health of pregnant women in Rwanda

Josephine M. Murekezi first obtained a qualification in midwifery in 1985, after which she obtained an advanced Degree in the field in 2006 and a Master’s degree in 2008.

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mental health
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Can diet and nutrition improve your mental health?

The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide. At the NNIA, this means considering a person’s diet and the types of foods that play a role in mental health.

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Diet and Depression
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Diet and depression: the silent relationship that must be addressed

In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September, the latest NNIA article explores the relationship between depression, nutrition, vitamins and nutrigenomics.

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HCP - Mary Kisima
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Mary Patrick Kisima, Pharmacist at Bochi Hospital LTD in Tanzania, shares her thoughts on the NNIA-sponsored International Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition (ICPN).

Mary Patrick Kisima, who holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from St. John’s University of Tanzania, completed the NNIA-sponsored International Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition (ICPN) in August 2022.

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Cocoa: a functional ingredient with health-promoting benefits

The cacao fruit is mostly grown in West Africa, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. Foods rich in cocoa include cocoa butter, cocoa beans, cocoa powder, and dark chocolate.

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Promoting breastfeeding for healthy brain development

During the first 1 000 days of life, brain development is rapid, with a number of processes taking place in a time-coordinated fashion. The article focuses on the link between breastfeeding and brain development.

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