Babies, brains, and a fishy dilemma

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.

The Breastfeeding Taboo

We live in a world where there is a Normalize Breastfeeding movement. A breastfeeding emoji is still awaiting approval. Babies everywhere are being told they shouldn’t eat or drink in public! Breastfeeding is the best place for babies to find nourishment, packed with all the natural nutrients they need to develop. But female objectification means breastfeeding in many Western countries remains taboo. The barriers…

WHO & GNH Maternal Nutrition report

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.