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Please find a selection below of the Arcand Lab’s most recent and impactful publications.

Lichtfuss K, Franco-Arellano B, Jefferson K, Brady J and Arcand J. The implementation of non-weight focused approaches in clinical practice: A Canadian cross-sectional study among Registered Dietitians. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Accepted (Jan 3, 2024)

Franco-Arellano B, Brown JM, Daggett Q, Lockhart C, Kapralos B, Ann LeSage A, and Arcand J. Updating the Foodbot Factory serious game with new interactive engaging features and enhanced educational content. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 2023. Published. Jan 1, 2024

Sivakumar B, Lemonde M, Stein M, Mak S, Al-Hesayen A, Arcand J. Patient perspectives on the use of mobile apps to support heart failure management: A qualitative descriptive studyPLOS One. 2023;18(5):e0285659. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0285659

Thom SJM, Sivakumar B, Ayodele T, Tan MC, Brown JM, Arcand J. A Systematic Review Examining the Effects of mHealth Interventions on Dietary Adherence in Patients with Cardiovascular Diseases. J Nutr Ed Behav. 2023; 55(6):419-436.

Padilla-Moseley J, Sivakumar B, Flexner N, Grajeda R, Gamble B, Blanco Metzler A, Arcand J. Factors impacting the uptake of dietary sodium research into sodium reduction policies in five Latin American countries: A Qualitative Study. Current Developments in Nutrition. Online ahead of print April 1, 2023.

Lichtfuss K, Franco-Arellano B, Brady J and Arcand J. An Examination of the Practice Approaches of Canadian Dietitians Who Counsel Higher-Weight Adults Using a Novel Framework: Emerging Data on Non-Weight-Focused Approaches. Nutrients. 2023. 

Padilla-Moseley J*, Blanco-Metzler A, L’Abbé MR, Arcand J. A Program Evaluation of a Dietary Sodium Reduction Research Consortium of Five Low- and Middle-Income Countries in Latin America. Nutrients. 2022 Oct 15;14(20). PMID: 36296995. doi: 10.3390/nu14204311.

Sivakumar B*, Lemonde M, Stein M, Goldstein S, Mak S, Arcand J. Evaluating Health Care Provider Perspectives on the Use of Mobile Apps to Support Patients With Heart Failure Management: Qualitative Descriptive Study. JMIR Cardio. 2022 2022/10/26;6(2):e40546. doi: 10.2196/40546.

Peiris RG, Ross H, Chan C, Poon S, Auguste BL, Rac VE, Farkouh ME, McDonald M, Kaczorowski J, Code J, Duero Posada J, Ong S, Kobulnik J, Tomlinson G, Huszti E, Arcand J, Thomas SG, Akbari A, Maunder RG, Grover SA, Logan AG, Seto E, Simard A, Pope B, Bains M, McIntyre C, Torbary C, Syed F, Nolan RP. Automated digital counselling with social network support as a novel intervention for patients with heart failure: Protocol for randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open.

Jefferson K,* Ward M, Pang WH, Arcand J. A feasibility study of a randomized controlled trial protocol to assess the impact of an eHealth intervention on the provision of dietary advice in primary care. Pilot Feasibility Study. 2022. 8: 208.

Wang NX, Arcand J, Campbell NRC, Johnson C, Malta D, Rae S, Santos JA, Sivakumar B,* Thout SR, McLean R. More evidence that reduced sodium intake improves health outcomes beyond BP and CVD from the Science of Salt: A regularly updated systematic review of salt and health outcomes studies (Sept 2019 to Dec 2020). Journal of Human Hypertension.

Campbell NRC, Whelton PK, Orias M, Cappuccio FP, Ide N, Neal B, Cohn J, Cobb LK, Webster J, Trieu K, He FJ, McLean RM, Blanco-Metzler A, Woodward M, Nederveen L, Arcand J, MacGregor JA, Owolabi M, Lisheng L, Parati G, Lackland DT, Champagne B, L’Abbe M, Hassel T, Weber MA, Zhang XH. 2022 World Hypertension League, Resolve to Save Lives and the International Society of Hypertension dietary sodium (salt) global call to action. Journal of Human Hypertension, 2022.

Ezekowitz JA, Colin-Ramirez E, Ross H, Escobedo J, Macdonald P, Troughton R, Saldarriaga C, Alemayehu W, McAlister FA, Arcand J, Atherton J, Doughty R, Gupta M, Howlett J, Jaffer S, Lavoie A, Lund M, Marwick T, McKelvie R, Moe G, Pandey AS, Porepa L, Rajda M, Rheault H, Singh J, Toma M, Virani S, Zieroth S; SODIUM-HF Investigators. Reduction of dietary sodium to less than 100 mmol in heart failure (SODIUM-HF): an international, open-label, randomised, controlled trial. Lancet 2022 Apr 1:S0140-6736(22)00369-5.

Arcand J, Campbell NRC. Dietary sodium reduction in Canada: More action needed to reach the 2025 global targets. CMAJ. 2022; 194(10).

Brown JM,* MHSc; Franco-Arellano B,* Froome H,* Siddiqi A,* Mahmood A,* Arcand J. Nutrition-themed mobile apps for children in Canada: An assessment of content, app quality and behaviour change techniques. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 10(2):e31537. doi: 10.2196/31537.

Warren C, Hobin E, Manuel DG, Anderson LN, Hammond D, Jessri M, Arcand J, L’Abbé ML, Li Y, Rosella LC, Manson H, Smith BT. Socioeconomic position and consumption of sugary drinks, sugar-sweetened beverages and 100% juice among Canadian: a cross-sectional analysis of the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition. Can J Pub Health. 2022;

Cappuccio F, Campbell N, He F, Jacobson MF, MacGregor GA, Antman E, Appel LJ, Arcand J, Blanco-Metzler A, L’abbe MR, Cook NR, Lacklan DT, Lang T, Mclean R, Miglinas M, Sacks FM, Sever PS, Stampfer M, Strazzullo P, Sunman W, Webster J, Whelton PK, Willet W. Viewpoint. Sodium and health: old myths, and a controversy based on denial. Current Nutrition Reports. 2022;

Blanco-Metzler A, Vega-Solano J, Franco-Arellano B,* Allemandi L, Burgos Larroza R, Saavedra-Garcia L, Weippert M, Sivakumar B,* Benavides-Aguilar K, Tiscornia V, Sequera Buzarquis G, Guarnieri L, Meza-Hernández M, Cañete Villalba F, Castronuovo L, Schermel A, L’Abbé MR, Arcand J. An Evaluation of the Changes in the Sodium Content of Foods Sold in Four Latin American Countries: 2015 to 2018. Nutrients. 2021; 13(11), 4108.

Franco-Arellano B,* Brown JM,* Froome H,* LeSage A, Arcand J. Development and pilot testing of the Nutrition Attitudes and Knowledge Questionnaire to measure changes of child nutrition knowledge related to the Canada’s Food Guide. Appl. Physiol. Nutr. Metab. 2021 Jul 21:1-7.

Parpia AS, L’Abbé MR, Arcand J, Darling PB. Response to Sharma Parpia et al: The accuracy of Canadian Nutrient File data for reporting phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and protein in selected meat, poultry, and fish products. Can J Pub Health. 2021;

Smith BT, Hack S, Jessri M, Arcand J, McLaren L, L’Abbé MR, Anderson LN, Hobin E, Hammond D, Manson H, Rosella LC, Manuel DG. The equity and effectiveness of achieving Canada’s Voluntary Sodium Reduction Guidance Targets: a modelling study using the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition. Nutrients 2021, 13, 779.

Froome H,* Townson C,* Rhodes S, Franco-Arellano B,* LeSage A, Savaglio R, Brown J,* Hughes J, Kapralos, Arcand J. Effectiveness of the Foodbot Factory Mobile Serious Game on Increasing Nutrition Knowledge in Children. Nutrients 2020, 12(11), 3413. Impact factor: 5.717. Senior responsible author.

Dash S,* Delibasic V,* Alsaeed S,* Ward M, Jefferson K,* Manca D, Arcand J. Knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of related to physician-delivered dietary advice for patients with hypertension. J Comm Health. 2020;45:1067-1072.

Peterson K, Malta D, Rae S,* Dash S,* Webster J, McLean R, Raj TS, Campbell NRC, Arcand J. Further evidence that methods based on spot urine samples should not be used to examine sodium-disease relationships from the Science of Salt: A regularly updated systematic review of salt and health outcomes (October 2018 to August 2019). J Clin Hypertens. 2020;e13958.

Sivakumar B,* Malta D, Mak S, Dash S,* Newton G, Arcand J. Evaluating the confounding effects of medical therapies on potassium intake assessment in patients with heart failure. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. 2020;9;30(6):1005-1013.

Franco-Arellano B, Arcand J, Kim MA, Schermel A, L’Abbe MR. Progress towards reducing trans fatty acids in the Canadian marketplace, 2013-2017. Public Health Nutrition, 2020;2:1-11.

Rabi DM, McBrien KA, Sapir-Pichhadze R, Nakhla M, Ahmed SB, Dumanski SM, Butalia S, Leung AA, Harris KC, Cloutier L, Zarnke KB, Ruzicka M, Hiremath S, Feldman RD, Tobe SW, Campbell TS, Bacon SL, Nerenberg KA, Dresser GK, Fournier A, Burgess E, Lindsay P, Rabkin SW, Prebtani APH, Grover S, Honos G, Alfonsi JE, Arcand J, Audibert F, Benoit G, Bittman J, Bolli P, Côté AM, Dionne J, Don-Wauchope A, Edwards C, Firoz T, Gabor JY, Gilbert RE, Grégoire JC, Gryn SE, Gupta M, Hannah-Shmouni F, Hegele RA, Herman RJ, Hill MD, Howlett JG, Hundemer GL, Jones C, Kaczorowski J, Khan NA, Kuyper LM, Lamarre-Cliche M, Lavoie KL, Leiter LA, Lewanczuk R, Logan AG, Magee LA, Mangat BK, McFarlane PA, McLean D, Michaud A, Milot A, Moe GW, Penner SB, Pipe A, Poppe AY, Rey E, Roerecke M, Schiffrin EL, Selby P, Sharma M, Shoamanesh A, Sivapalan P, Townsend RR, Tran K, Trudeau L, Tsuyuki RT, Vallée M, Woo V, Bell AD, Daskalopoulou SS. Hypertension Canada’s 2020 Comprehensive Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis, Risk Assessment and Treatment of Hypertension in Adults and Children. Can J Cardiol. 2020 May;36(5):596-624.

Brown JM,* Savaglio R,* Watson G,* Kaplansky A,* LeSage A, Hughes J, Kapralos B, Arcand J. Optimizing Child Nutrition Education With the Foodbot Factory Mobile Health App: Formative Evaluation and Analysis. JMIR Form Res 2020; 4(4):e15534.

Colin Ramirz E, Arcand J, Woo E, Brum M, Morgan K, Christopher W, Velazquez, Sharifzad A, Feeney S, Ezekowitz J. Design and regional-specific adaptation of the dietary intervention used in the SODIUM-HF trial. A multi-centre study. Can J Cardiol. 2020;2:8-14.  

Colín-Ramírez E, Cartas-Rosado R, Alatriste PV, Cuevas AEC. Arcand J, Morales Guerrero J, Cassis Nosthas L, Rivera-Mancía S. Vallejo Allende M, Correa-Rotter R.  Developing an online screening tool to assess sodium intake in Mexican population. Pan American Journal of Public Health. 2019. 43:e90.

Campbell NRC, Webster J, Blanco-Metzler A; He F, Tan M, MacGregor G, Cappuccio F, Arcand J, Farrand C, Trieu K, Jones A, Whelton P, Zhang XH. Packages of Sodium (Salt) sold for consumption and salt dispensers should be required to have a front of package health warning label.  A position statement of the World Hypertension League, national and international health and scientific organizations. J Clin Hypertension. 2019;21(11): 1623-25. Impact Factor: 3.402. Role: Critical assessment and commentary on statement.

Vega-Solano J, Blanco-Metzler A, Benavides-Aguilar KF, Arcand J. An evaluation of the sodium content and compliance with the national sodium reduction targets in packaged foods sold in Costa Rica in 2015 and 2018. Nutrients. 11 (9); 2226.

Jefferson K*, Wong C, Semnani-Azad Z, L’Abbe M, Arcand J. Changing Sodium Knowledge, Attitudes and Intended Behaviours Using Web-delivered Dietary Assessment Tools. Nutrients. 2019:11(9);2186.

Santos JA, Sparks E, Thout SR, McKenzie B, Trieu K, Hoek A, Johnson C, McLean R, Arcand J, Campbell NRC, Webster J. The Science of Salt: A global review on changes in sodium levels in foods. J Clin Hypertens. 2019;21(8):1043-1056.

McLean RM, Petersen KS, Arcand J, Malta D, Rae S, Thout SR, Trieu K, Johnson C, Campbell NRC. Science of Salt: A regularly updated systematic review of salt and health outcomes studies (April to October 2018). J Clin Hypertens. 2019 Aug;21(8):1030-1042.

Campbell NRC, He F, Tan M, Cappuccio F, Neal B, Woodward M, Cogswell ME, McLean R. Arcand J, MacGregor G, Whelton P, Jula A, L’Abbé M, Cobb L, Lackland D. The International Consortium for Quality Research on Dietary Sodium/Salt (TRUE) position statement on the use of 24 hour, spot and short duration (less than 24 hours) timed urine collections to assess dietary sodium intake. J Clin Hypertens. 2019 May;21(6):700-709.

Thout RS, Santos J, MacKenzie B, Johnson C, McLean R, Arcand J, Campbell NRC, Webster J. The Science of Salt: Updating the evidence on global estimates of salt intake. J Clin Hyperten. 2019 April;21(6):710-721.

Arcand J, Blanco-Metzler A, Benavides Aguilar K, L’Abbe MR, Legetic B. Sodium levels in packaged foods sold in 14 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Nutrients. 2019; 11:369.

Petersen KS, Rae S*, Venos E, Malta D, Johnson C, Jefferson K*, Trieu K, Santos JA, Raj TS, Webster J, Campbell NRC, Arcand J. Paucity of High Quality Studies Reporting on Salt and Health Outcomes from The Science of Salt: A regularly updated systematic review of salt and health outcomes (April 2017 to March 2018). J Clin Hyperten. 2019 Feb;21(2):307-323.

Malta, D, Petersen K, Santos J, Johnson C, Trieu K, Rae S,* Jefferson K,* Wong M, Raj TS; Webster J, Campbell NRC, Arcand J. High sodium intake increases blood pressure and risk of kidney disease from the Science of Salt: A regularly updated systematic review of salt and health outcomes (August 2016 to March 2017). J Clin Hyperten. 2018; 20(12):1654-1665.

Lacey M*, Chandra S*, Tzianetas R, Arcand J. Evaluation of actions, barriers and facilitators to reducing sodium in health care institutions. Food Sci Nutr. 2018 Sep 30;6(8):2337-2343.

Lucko A, Doktorchik, C, Woodward M, Cogswell M, Neal B, Rabi D, Anderson C, He F, MacGregor G, L’Abbé M, Arcand J, Whelton P, McLean R, Campbell N. Percentage of ingested sodium excreted in 24-hour urine collections: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Hypertension. 2018;20(9):1220-1229.

McKenzie B, Santos J, Trieu K, Raj T, Johnson C, Arcand J, Webster J, McLean R. The Science of Salt: A focused review on salt related knowledge, attitudes and behaviours, and sex differences. J Clin Hypertension. 2018 ;20(5):850-866.

Nerenberg KA, Zarnke KB, Leung AA, Dasgupta K, Butalia S, McBrien S, Harris KC, Nakhla M, Cloutier L,  Gelfer M, Lamarre-Cliché M, Milot A, Bolli P, Tremblay G, McLean D, Padwal RS, Tran KC, Grover S, Rabkin SW, Moe GW, Howlett JG, Lindsay P, Hil, MD, Sharma M, Field T, Wein TH, Shoamanesh A, Dresser DK, Hamet P, Herman RJ, Burgess E, Gryn SE, Grégoire JC, Lewanczuk R, Poirier L, Campbell TS, Feldman RD, Lavoie KL, Tsuyuki RT, Honos G, Prebtani APH, Kline G, Schiffrin EL, Don-Wauchope E,  Tobe SW, Gilbert RE, Leiter LA, Jones C, Woo V, Hegele RA, Selby P, Pipe A, McFarlane PA, Oh P, Gupta M, Bacon SL, Kaczorowski J, Trudeau L, Campbell NRC, Hiremath S, Roerecke M, Arcand J, Ruzicka M, Prasad GVR, Vallée M, Edwards C, Sivapalan P, Penner SB, Fournier A, Benoit G, Feber J, Dionne J, Magee, LA, Logan AG, Côté AM, Rey E, Firoz T, Kuyper LM, Gabor JY, Townsend RR, Rabi DM, Daskalopoulou SS  for Hypertension Canada. Hypertension Canada’s 2018 Guidelines for Diagnosis, Risk Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Hypertension in Adults and Children. Can J Cardiol. 2018.34(5):506-25.

Parpia AS, Darling PB, L’Abbé MR, Goldstein MB, Arcand J, Cope A, Shaikh AS. The accuracy of Canadian Nutrient File data for reporting phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and protein in selected meat, poultry, and fish products. Can J Pub Health. 2018;109(1):150-152.

Parpia AS, Goldstein MB, Arcand J, Cho F, L’Abbé MR, Darling PB.  Sodium-Reduced Meat and Poultry Products Contain a Significant Amount of Potassium from Food Additives. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2018;118(5)878-885.

Parpia AS, L’Abbé M, Goldstein M, Arcand J, Magnuson B, Darling PB. The impact of additives on the phosphorus, potassium and sodium content of commonly consumed meat, poultry and fish products among patients with chronic kidney disease. J Ren Nutr. 2018;28(2):83-90.

Webster J, Waqanivalu T, Arcand J, Trieu K, Cappuccio FP, Appel LJ, Woodward M, Campbell NRC, McLean R. Understanding the science that supports population-wide salt reduction programs. J Clin Hypertension. 2017;19(6):569-76

Arcand J, Wong MM, Santos J, Leung AA, Raj TS, Trieu K, Webster J, Campbell NR. More evidence of the effects of excess salt on blood pressure and chronic kidney disease. The Science of Salt: A review of Salt and Health Outcomes (April and July 2016). J Clin Hyperten. 2017;19(8):813-23.

Colin-Ramirez E, Espinosa-Cuevas A, Miranda-Alatriste PV, Tovar-Villegas VI, Arcand J, Correa-Rotter R. Food sources of sodium intake in an adult Mexican population. Nutrients. 2017. 27;9(8)

TRUE Consortium. Recommended standards for assessing blood pressure in human research where blood pressure or hypertension is a major focus. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2017.31(8):487-490

Santos JA, Trieu K, Raj TS, Arcand J, Johnson C, Webster J, McLean R. The Science of Salt: A regularly updated systematic review of the implementation of salt reduction interventions (March-August 2016). J Clin Hypertens. 2017;19(4):439-451.

Wong MM, Arcand J, Leung AA, Trieu K, Raj TS, Campbell NRC. The Science of Salt: A regularly updated systematic review of salt and health outcomes (December 2015 to March 2016). J Clin Hypertension. 2017;19(3):322-332.

Colin-Ramirez E, Arcand J, Ezekowitz JA. Dietary Self-management in Heart Failure: High Tech or High Touch? Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2017;19(3):19.

Wong MM, Arcand J, Leung AA, Trieu K, Raj TS, Campbell NRC. The Science of Salt: A regularly updated systematic review of salt and health outcomes (August to November 2015). J Clin Hypertension. 2016;18(10):1054-1062.

Malta D, Arcand J, Ravindran A, Floras V, Allard JP, Newton GE. Adequate intake of potassium does not cause hyperkalemia in hypertensive individuals taking medications that antagonize the renin angiotensin aldosterone system. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016;104(4):990-994.

Trieu K, McLean R, Johnson C, Santos JA, Angell B, Arcand J, Raj TS, Campbell NR, Wong MM, Leung AA, Neal B, Webster J. The Science of Salt: A Regularly Updated Systematic Review of the Implementation of Salt Reduction Interventions (June-October 2015). J Clin Hypertens. 2016;18(6);487-94.

Arcand J, Jefferson K*, Schermel A, Shah F, Trang S, Kutlesa D, Lou W, L’Abbe MR. Evaluation of food industry progress in reducing the sodium content of packaged foods in Canada: 2010 to 2013. Appl Physiol Nutr Meta. 2016; 41(6):684-90.

Arcand J, Wong MM, Trieu K, Leung AA, Campbell NR, Webster J, Johnson C, Raj TS, McLean R, Neal B. The Science of Salt: A Regularly Updated Systematic Review of Salt and Health Outcomes (June and July 2015). J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2016;18(5):371-7.

Arcand J, Webster J, Johnson C, Thout RS, McLean R, Neal B, Trieu K, Wong M, Leung A, Campbell N. Announcing ‘Up to Date in the Science of Sodium’. J Clin Hypertension. 2015;18(2):85-8.

Trang S, Fraser S, Wilkinson L, Steckham K, Oliphant H, Fletcher H, Tzianetas R, Arcand J. A multi-centre assessment of nutrient levels and foods provided by hospital patient menus. Nutrients. 2015;11;7(11):9256-64.

Jefferson K*, Ahmed M, Choleva M, Mak S, Allard JP, Newton GE, Arcand J. Effect of a sodium-restricted diet on intake of other nutrients in heart failure: Implications for research and clinical practice. J Card Fail. 2015;21(12):959-62.

Colin-Ramirez E, Arcand J, Ezekowitz JA. Estimates of dietary sodium consumption in chronic heart failure. J Card Fail. 2015;21(12):981-8.

Arcand J, Scourboutakos MJ, Au JTC, L’Abbe MR. Trends in trans fatty acid levels in the Canadian food supply: An updated analysis from 2006 to 2011. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;100(4):1116-23.

Fitzpatrick L, Arcand J, L’Abbe MR, Deng M, Duhaney T, Campbell NRC. Acuracy of Canadian Food Lables for Sodium Content of Food. Nutrients. 2014. 22;6(8):3326-35.

Arcand J, Au JTC, Schermel A, L’Abbe MR. A comprehensive analysis of sodium levels in the Canadian packaged food supply. Am J Prev Med. 2014;46(6):633-42.

Wong CL, Arcand J, Mendoza J, Henson S, Qi Y, Lou W, L’Abbé MR. Consumer attitudes and understanding of low sodium claims on food: An analysis of healthy and hypertensive individuals. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013;97(6):1288-98.

Schermel A, Emrich TE, Arcand J, Wong CL, L’Abbe MR. Nutrition Marketing on Processed Food Packages in Canada: 2010 Food Label Information Program. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2013;38(6):666-72.

Food Monitoring Group. Progress with a global branded food composition database. Food Chem. 2013;140(3):451-7.

Arcand J, Mednoza J, Qi Y, Henson S, Lou W, L’Abbé MR. Results of national survey examining Canadians’ concern, actions, barriers, and support for dietary sodium reduction interventions. Can J Cardiol. 2013;29:628-631.

Arcand J, L’Abbe MR, Newton GE. Hospital Salt – Reply. JAMA – Intern Med. 2013;11;173(5):391-2.

Floras JS and Arcand J. Neuro-circulatory responses to carbohydrates in heart failure and healthy subjects: more similar than different. Can J Cardiol. 2013;29(2):144-6.

Dunford E, Webster J, Metzler AB, Czernichow S, Ni Mhurchu C, Wolmarans P, Snowdon W, L’Abbe M, Li N, Maulik PK, Barquera S, Schoj V, Allemandi L, Samman N, de Menezes EW, Hassell T, Ortiz J, Salazar de Ariza J, Rahman AR, de Núñez L, Garcia MR, van Rossum C, Westenbrink S, Thiam LM, MacGregor G, Neal B; Food Monitoring Group. International collaborative project to compare and monitor the nutritional composition of processed foods. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2012;19(6):1326-32.

Arcand J, Steckham K*, Tzianetas R, L’Abbe M, Newton GE. Evaluation of sodium levels in hospital patient menus. Arch Int Med. 2012;172(16):1261-2. Editorial comment by Bibbins-Domingo K.

Food Monitoring Group. International collaborative project to compare and track the nutritional composition of fast foods. BMC Public Health. 2012;12:559.

Arcand J and Newton GE. Dietary sodium reduction in heart failure: a challenge to the Cochrane review. Am J Hyperens. 2012; 25(1):19.

Emrich T, Arcand J, L’Abbe MR. Front-of-Pack nutrition labelling: a missed opportunity? Can J Pub Health. 2012;103 (4): 260-2.

Kasai, T, Arcand J (co-first authors), Allard JP, Mak S, Azevedo E, Newton GE, Bradley D. Relationship between sodium intake and sleep apnea in patients with heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011;58:1970-4.

Arcand J, Floras J, Azevedo E, Mak S, Newton GE, Allard JP. Evaluation of two methods for sodium intake assessment in cardiac patients with and without heart failure: the confounding effect of loop diuretics. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011;93:535-41.

Arcand J, Ivanov J, Sasson A, Floras V, Al-Hesayen A, Azevedo E, Mak S, Allard JP, Newton GE. High sodium intake is associated with acute decompensated heart failure in ambulatory heart failure patients. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011;93:332-7. Editorial comment by Frohlich ED.

Arcand J, Floras V, Ahmed M, Al-Hesayen A, Ivanov J, Allard JP, Newton GE. Nutritional inadequacies in patients with stable heart failure. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009;109(11):1909-13.

Arcand JA, Brazel S, Jollife C, Choleva M, Berkoff F, Allard JP, Newton GE. Dietitian counseling for a sodium restricted diet improves dietary adherence in patients with heart failure: a randomized trial. Am Heart J. 2005; 150:716.e1-5.


A Systematic Search and Evaluation of Nutrition Apps for Kids

In our most recently published study we searched the app marketplace to find nutrition and food-themed apps targeted to children and then evaluated how well the apps aligned with dietary guidance and their quality. We undertook this research because food-themed apps are very popular among children (some have over 89 million downloads!), so it is important to understand what foods and messaging children are being exposed to in these apps. Our research found that most apps feature unhealthy foods (76%). We also found that food-themed games were almost 3 times more likely to feature unhealthy foods compared to apps that were not games. This research highlights that food-themed apps are exposing children to unhealthy foods and a need for better apps to help children learn about healthy eating and nutrition. Check out our publication in JMIR mHealth and uHealth to learn more!

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