Table 1

Nutrition governance literature search strategy and results by source

Data sourceJustificationSearch criteriaInitial samplePapers retained
PubMedLargest database of health and medical literatureKeywords: nutrition governance9889
JSTORBroad coverage of books, newspapers and social science journalsNutrition in title or abstract; governance in full text8359
Citation reviewCould detect relevant papers not identified by keyword searchesReview of titles and context of citationFour papers directly on nutrition governance20
Google ScholarBroad coverage of reports and other grey literatureKeywords: nutrition governanceFirst 50 results9
Final sample for analysis177