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Journal Special Supplement

MCN Supplement May 2019

Research and Scaling Up Nutritionally Sensitive Agriculture and Food Security Innovations: Highlights from the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund is now available online!

Guest Editors: Green TJ, Whitfield KC, Michaux KD, Wesley AS.

Publication and open access of this supplement was supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Government of Canada, provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC)


Karakochuk CD, Whitfield KC, Green TJ, Kraemer K (Eds.). 2017 The Biology of the First 1,000 Days. CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Books. ISBN 9781498756792. 

The Biology of the First 1,000 Days is available free online!

‘Hot off the Press’ Papers

Whitfield KC, Kroeun H, Green TJ, Wieringa F, Borath M, Sophonneary P, Measelle JR, Baldwin D, Yelland L, Leemaqz S, Chan K, Gallant J. 2019 Thiamine dose response in human milk with supplementation among lactating women in Cambodia: study protocol for a double-blind, four-parallel arm randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open 9:e029255. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029255

Whitfield KC & Ventura AK. 2019. Exploration of responsive feeding during breastfeeding versus bottle feeding of human milk: a within-subject pilot study. Breastfeeding Medicine.

Wesley AS, De Plaen R, Michaux KD, Whitfield KC, Green TJ. 2019. Integrating nutrition outcomes into agriculture development for impact at scale: highlights from the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund. Maternal & Child Nutrition 15(S3): e12812. doi:10.1111/mcn.12812  

Michaux KD, Hou K, Karakochuk CD, Whitfield KC, Ly S, Verbowski V, Stormer A, Porter K, Li KH, Houghton LA, Lynd LD, Talukder A, McLean J, Green TJ. 2019. Effect of Enhanced Homestead Food Production with or without aquaculture on anemia in women and children in Prey Veng, Cambodia: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Maternal & Child Nutrition 15(S3): e12757. doi:10.1111/mcn.12757

Whitfield KC, da Silva L, Feldman F, Singh S, McCann A, AcAnena L, Ward M, McNulty H, Barr SI, Green TG. 2019. Adequate vitamin B12 and riboflavin status from menus alone in residential care facilities in the Lower Mainland, British Columbia. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 44(4):414-19. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2018-0459

Whitfield KC, Adamolekun B, Cox L, Fattal-Valevski A, Frank EL, Hiffler L, Kapner H, Tsaloglou M-N, Wieringa FT, Bergeron G, Bettendorff L, Bourassa MW, Brown KH, Butterworth R, Fischer PR, Hlaing LM, Jefferds ME, Kounnavong S, Mousavi MPS, Roth DE, Combs, GF Jr. 2018. Thiamine Deficiency Disorders: Diagnosis, Prevalence, and a Global Roadmap for Control Programs. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences doi: 10.1111/nyas.13919

Gao C, Liu G, Whitfield KC, Hou K, Green TJ, Gibson RA, Makrides M, Zhou SJ. 2018. Comparison of breast milk fatty acid composition of women from Cambodia and Australia. Journal of Human Lactation 34(3):585-91. doi: 10.1177/0890334418772279

Wiedeman AM, Whitfield KC, March KM, Chen NN, Kroeun H, Sokhoing L, Sophonneary P, Dyer RA, Xu Z, Kitts DD, Green TJ, Innis SM, Barr SI. 2018. Analysis of water-soluble forms of choline in milk samples from lactating women from Canada and Cambodia. Nutrients 10:381. doi:10.3390/nu10030381

Whitfield KC, Smith G, Chamnan C, Karakochuk CD, Sophonneary P, Kuong K, Dijkhuizen MA, Hong R, Berger J, Green TJ, Wieringa FT. 2017. High prevalence of thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency in early childhood among a nationally representative sample of Cambodian women of childbearing age and their children. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 11(9): e0005814. doi:10.1371/ journal.pntd.0005814 

McCann A, Midttun Ø, Whitfield KC, Kroeun H, Ueland PM, Green TJ. 2017. Comparable performance characteristics of plasma thiamine and erythrocyte thiamine diphosphate in response to thiamine fortification in rural Cambodian women. Nutrients 9(7);676. doi:10.3390/nu9070676

Rappaport AI, Whitfield KC, Chapman GE, Yada RY, Kheang KM, Louise J, Summerlee AJ, Armstrong GR, Green TJ. 2017. A randomized control trial assessing the efficacy of an iron ingot to increase hemoglobin concentrations among anemic rural Cambodian women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 106(2):667-74.  doi: 10.3945/ajcn.117.152785

Karakochuk CD, Barker MK, Whitfield KC, Barr SI, Vercauteren SM, Devlin AM, Hutcheon JA, Houghton LA, Prak A, Hou K, Chai TL, Stormer A, Ly S, Devenish R, Oberkanins C, Pühringer H, Harding KB, De-Regil LM, Kraemer K, Green TJ. 2017. The effect of oral iron with or without multiple micronutrients on hemoglobin concentration and hemoglobin response among nonpregnant Cambodian women of reproductive age: a 2x2 factorial double-blind randomized controlled supplementation trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 106(1):233-44 doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.140996

Johnson CR, Porter SG, Coats D, Whitfield KC, Khim M, Topazian MD, Fischer PR. 2017. No camphor toxicity in Cambodian infants. Global Pediatric Health 4:1-5. doi:10.1177/2333794X17702980

Chebaya P, Karakochuk CD, March KM, Chen NN, Stamm RA, Kroeun H, Sophonneary P, Borath M, Shahab-Ferdows S, Hampel D, Barr SI, Lamers Y, Houghton LA, Allen LH, Green TJ, and Whitfield KC. 2017. Correlations between maternal, breast milk, and infant vitamin B12 concentrations among mother-infant dyads in Vancouver, Canada and Prey Veng, Cambodia: an exploratory analysis. Nutrients 9:270. doi:10.3390/nu9030270 

Whitfield KC, Karakochuk CD, Kroeun H, Sokhoing L, Chan BB, Borath M, Sophonneary P, Moore K, Tong JJK, McLean J, Talukder A, Lynd LD, Li-Chan ECY, Kitts DD, Green TJ. 2017. Household consumption of thiamin-fortified fish sauce increases erythrocyte thiamin concentrations among rural Cambodian women and their children under 5 years: a randomized controlled efficacy trial. Journal of Pediatrics 181:242-7 doi:

Rappaport AI, Karakochuk CD, Whitfield KC, Kheang KM, Green TJ. 2017. A method comparison study between two hemoglobinometer models (Hemocue HB 301 and HB 201+) to measure hemoglobin concentrations and estimate anaemia prevalence among women in Preah Vihear, Cambodia. International Journal of Laboratory Hematology 39(1):95-100. doi:10.1111/ijlh.12583   

Whitfield KC, Wozniak R, Pradinuk M, Karakochuk CD, Ababwani G, Daly Z, MacLeod SM, Larson CP, Green TJ. 2017. Anthropometric measures are simple and accurate paediatric weight-prediction proxies in resource-poor settings with a high HIV prevalence. Archives of Disease in Children 102:10-16. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2015-309645

  • Accompanying editorial: Reilly JJ. 2017. Mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC): new applications for an old measure. Archives of Disease in Children 102:1-2. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-311682

Karakochuk CD, Whitfield KC, Rappaport AI, Barr SI, Vercauteren SM, McLean J, Hou K, Talukder A, Houghton LA, Bailey KB, Boy E, Green TJ. 2017. Comparison of four immunoassays to measure serum ferritin concentrations and iron deficiency prevalence among non-pregnant Cambodian women and Congolese children. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 55(1):65-72. doi:10.1515/cclm-2016-0421