Navigating online nutrition information can be confusing. One site claims oily fish are rich in fatty acids essential for healthy brain development. Another says fish contain toxic levels of mercury which damage children’s brain development. Fortunately, the European Journal of Public Health has published GNH graduate Suman Thapa’s review of fish consumption and cognitive development. Refreshing fact-checking, in 2016’s post-truth Internet chaos.
As a World Health Organization collaboration center, our staff and students are passionate about reporting on the pressing issues in public health and nutrition. This month, GNH students, staff and interns co-authored the latest on ‘Good Maternal Nutrition’ alongside the WHO Regional Office for Europe.
Our resident Food Security expert Ransom Lekunze recently left us for Uganda, spending a month as a Visiting Lecturer for African Diaspora Support to African Universities. We caught up with him about his time spent juggling public lectures, co-publishing with Ugandan scholars, and carrying out his own research with the women behind Uganda’s agriculture industry.