Nutrition Consultancy ( Ghanaian Nationals Only)

Methodology and Scope of Work The Consultant will be based in Tamale, and work in close consultation with GHS in the 3 regions. S/He will have considerable travel to regions and districts and will also work with other development partners including NGOs that may be involved in implementing nutrition activities. This assignment involves considerable coordination and collaboration with nutrition and related staff in other UN agencies and development partners. Reporting and work relations The Consultant will report to Health and Nutrition Specialist, and will work with both programme and operations staff in UNICEF-Tamale and Accra as necessary. In an effort to promote behavior change and implement a multisectoral approach, the Consultant will work very closely staff working on Communication for Development, Water, Hygiene and Sanitation and Social Protection.
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Nutrition News: Celery to the rescue

Celery, artichokes and herbs, especially Mexican oregano, all contain apigenin and luteolin, flavonoids that kill human pancreatic cancer cells in the lab by inhibiting an important enzyme, according to two new University of Illinois studies, published in the journal, Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. “Apigenin alone induced cell death in two aggressive human pancreatic cancer cell lines. But we received the best results when we pre-treated cancer cells with apigenin for 24 hours, then applied the chemotherapeutic drug gemcitabine for 36 hours,” said Elvira de Mejia, a University of Illinois professor of food chemistry and food toxicology. Researchers found the trick seemed to be using the flavonoids as a pre-treatment instead of applying them and the chemotherapeutic drug simultaneously. Pancreatic cancer is a very aggressive cancer, and there are few early symptoms, meaning that the disease is often not found before it has spread. Ultimately the goal is to develop a cure, but prolonging the lives of patients would be a significant development.
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Good nutrition in hospital may not be what you think, say experts

Stan Ash, Hotel Services Manager

This includes Protected Mealtimes, the Red Tray system, recruitment of ward based Nutrition Assistants and mealtime volunteers. Between 25 and 34% of patients are malnourished on admission to hospital across the NHS and appropriate nutritional support can reduce length of hospital stay by 2 days and reduce readmissions by 28%. The week is also being used to highlight the work of the Hospitals Catering team, who produce over half a million meals a year, from eight different menus including Halal, Kosher, Gluten free and altered consistency meals for patients with swallowing difficulties. Stan Ash, Hotel Services Manager Stan Ash, Hotel Services Manager, added: Our Catering team do an amazing job and what we serve on the wards is the same as we serve in our popular staff and public restaurant, Herriots. But we know we can always do better and we are taking the opportunity of our Nutrition Focus Week to talk to patients and find out more about what they think of our food.
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Global Baby Food Market: Pediatric Nutrition Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast 2007 – 2017

The market grew with a CAGR of 15.25% during 2007 2011 to reach USD 2,258.1 million in 2011from USD 1,280 million in 2007. Ready baby meal (Prepared Baby Food) commanded the largest share i.e. 77.51% of North America Baby Food &Pediatric Nutrition Market at USD 5,993.4 million in 2007. The segment reached USD5,935.2 million in 2011 with a negative CAGR of 0.24% during 2007-2011. In product category, Bottled baby food accounted for 59.3% of the North America Baby Food &Pediatric Nutrition market at USD 4.7 billion in 2007 and reached USD 5.3 million in 2011 with a CAGR of 2.9% during 2007 2011. Milk Formula is expected to account for the largest share i.e.
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Fight Chronic Disease, Boost Economies: 4 Growing Opportunities In Nutrition

Will this movement achieve scale through start-up organizations like Kuli Kuli, PHC, and VALID Nutrition, or will multinational food companies decide to enter the base of the pyramid market and create impactful partnerships? 4.Food empathy is driving full nourishment and individual well-being Food empathy is being cultivated in communities across the globe as consumers deliberately engage in growing and cooking food for themselves and their communities. Programs like Tudabujja Halfway Farm in Ugandaare using food engagement as a strategy for helping individuals recover from physical and mental trauma. Tudabujja houses street children, many of whom ran away from home because of the conditions caused by extreme poverty, war, HIV/AIDS, and famine. As part of its mission to help street children build life skills and reintegrate into their communities, Tudabujja teaches them modern farming techniques and how to manage a wide range of livestock and crops. When they return to their homes, the entire family has access to more nutritious food, and family income is generated through the sale of farm products, Tudabujja said.
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Herbalife (HLF) Beefs Up Nutrition Advisory Board; Names Georgios Moulinos, Ph.D.

E-mail Address Join SI Premium FREE Herbalife (NYSE: HLF ) named Georgios Moulinos, Ph.D., an expert in sports medicine and nutrition, to its Nutrition Advisory Board. The Nutrition Advisory Board is comprised of leading experts from around the world in the fields of nutrition and health who inform, educate and train Herbalife independent distributors on the principles of nutrition, physical activity and healthy lifestyle. The board is chaired by David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)* For the past two decades Moulinos has consulted for a variety of sports clubs including PAE AEK football; basketball teams KAE Olympiakos, Dafni, Ionikos, N. Philadelphia, Panionios, KAOD and Panellinios; volleyball teams TAK Panathinaikos, TAK Olympiakos and TAK Panellinios, as well as the Greek national team for the 2004 Olympics; and hand ball team Panellinios A.O. Moulinos is an independent consultant at BCH College for exercise physiology and has served as Special Scientific Staff in volleyball coaching at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science.
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Vitamins: Too Much Of A Not-so-good Thing?

Vitamins & Minerals For Hair That’s Healthier, Stronger And Shinier

For instance, it’s not uncommon to hear of someone taking 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C, but that’s about the same amount in 14 oranges. “Vitamins live under this notion that you can’t possibly hurt yourself,” he said. “But you can, by challenging Mother Nature and taking these vitamins and concentrating them to these exceptionally large quantities that you would never normally eat.” Opinion: Alternative healing or quackery? You may have heard the term “antioxidant” as a buzzword that applies to some vitamins. Antioxidants combat free radicals — molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation, according to the National Institutes of Health .
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Vitamins, Minerals May Help Older Men’s Sperm Stay Healthy

In ancient Eastern philosophy, some cultures believe that lack of a white half moon in each nail bed indicates low circulation and vitality in the body.” Stronger Nails: Leafy Greens “Be sure to eat beauty foods high in silica, which include leafy green vegetables, as well as a wide range of plant foods high in minerals and vitamins to grow strong, healthy nails,” says Snyder. Stronger Nails: Whole Grains Extra credit: Whole grains (preferably gluten-free), like millet, are also an excellent option, advises Snyder. Hangover Cure “Eat lots of potassium,” says Snyder. “Potassium is integral in balancing pH levels, maintaining proper fluid levels and the balancing of other minerals, like sodium — which in excess amounts can dry out your skin or make it look puffy. Potassium-rich foods are important for good health because healthy levels of potassium encourage responsible waste elimination from the body and the assimilation of glucose for muscle energy.” Hangover Cure: Coconut Water “Drink coconut water, it is one of the best natural hydrators,” says Snyder. “Dehydration can make the skin look dried out, withered and leathery, and may lead to signs of premature aging.
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Dr. Paul Offit says everyone should be more skeptical about taking large doses of vitamins.

The findings are important because an increasing number of men over 35 years of age are having children, which raises public health concerns, the researchers pointed out in the news release. Previous research has shown that as men age, they are more likely to have sperm DNA damage. This explains why older men are less fertile and at increased risk for having children with genetic defects. Until now, scientists haven’t known whether a diet high in antioxidants and micronutrients might help protect against age-related damage in sperm DNA. Further research is needed to determine if higher vitamin intake and improved sperm DNA quality in older men will help improve their fertility and the health of their children. While the study uncovered an association between consumption of micronutrients and sperm DNA quality, it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.
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