Covid-19: On Vitamins, Immunity and Optimal nutrition

There have been increasing appeals from the sensible and skeptical urging public health officials to issue a clear set of nutritional guidelines that put an end to the social media wars around whether vitamin C or D are effective in preventing, mitigating or treating Covid-19. This amalgam of confusion is…

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Household tips to keep your food safe: Part 2

In part one we looked at how coronavirus is transmitted. We concluded that coronavirus transmission from food is rare following good hygiene practices. We also discussed fomites which may be able to transmit coronavirus from food packaging though again this is a rare occurrence. Our homes actually offer a great…

Published by The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen

Household tips to keep your food safe: Part 1

There seems to be a growing trend across social media of plastic-packed groceries being submerged into soapy sinks, followed by a production line of drying produce covering our kitchen units. While washing packaging may seem a bit extreme, it is motivated by our desire to keep our loved ones safe.…

Published by The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen

Covid-19 Exposes People to Food Insecurity Part 2: Lack of Access to School Meals

Many children in the UK qualify for free school meals, around 200,000 in London alone. Last year’s Survey of Londoners reported that 400,000 children experience some form of food insecurity overall, a number that is only set to increase across the UK due to Covid-19. People affected by food insecurity…

Published by The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen

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