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The role of vitamin D in infants, children and young people

11 February 2015

Nursing Children and Young People


In recent years there has been a growing interest in vitamin D, the role it plays in the body and the effects of its deficiency. This article provides an overview of...

Pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of osteomalacia

30 June 2014

Nursing Older People


Osteomalacia is a musculoskeletal condition that results in soft bones due to ineffective mineralisation. Nurses have a unique opportunity to improve awareness of...

Bariatric surgery: nutritional considerations for patients

08 August 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Nutritional deficiencies are common in patients who are obese and therefore individuals considering bariatric surgery may require dietary supplementation with...

The role of red meat in a balanced diet

19 October 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Lean red meat is rich in essential nutrients, such as iron and zinc. Recent changes in farming practice have lowered the fat content of meat significantly....

Dietary approaches to promote bone health in adults

13 March 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Osteoporosis is a major public health issue, affecting around three million people in the UK. Several lifestyle factors play a role in the development of the...

Strategies to encourage healthy eating among children and young adults

27 May 2014

Primary Health Care


There is a need for children and young people to improve their diets to meet recommended targets for fat, sugar, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Yet, efforts to...

A healthy diet to reduce the risk of dementia in people with a learning disability

04 August 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

There is an increased prevalence of dementia in people with a learning disability, but modifiable lifestyle factors, such as healthy eating, may reduce this risk....

Osteoporosis and fragility fractures: risk assessment, management and prevention

19 December 2019

Nursing Older People

Long-term conditions

Osteoporosis is a chronic skeletal condition characterised by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of the bones that disproportionately affects older...

Optimising protein intake in older people to maintain their musculo- skeletal health

26 July 2021

Nursing Standard


The concept of healthy ageing has become a significant aspect of the public health approach to older people’s well-being. Physiological changes that occur with...