Special Issue "Dietary Behaviors and Health Outcomes in Low-Income Populations"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (21 October 2021).
Interests: food insecurity; low-income populations; homelessness; college students
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I invite you to consider submitting a paper to a Special Issue in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) entitled “Dietary Behaviors and Health Outcomes in Low-Income Populations.”
In 2019, the United Nations estimated that 8.2% of people globally were living in poverty and 25.9% were food insecure, with these numbers projected to increase as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Report, 2020). Previous qualitative and quantitative research has suggested that low-income populations alter dietary behaviors as a result of inadequate income or limited access to food, which in turn has been shown to negatively impact health. Research is needed to further evaluate the dietary behaviors of low-income populations and how this affects health, as a means to better understand the impact of poverty globally and how to best address it.
Manuscript submissions for this Special Issue may be based on qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods original research or secondary data analyses (including reviews) that evaluate:
- Dietary behaviors such as food choices, food access, eating patterns, or other dietary behaviors
- Health outcomes such as body mass index or other anthropometric measures, diabetes, heart disease or other physical health outcomes, and mental health outcomes (depression, anxiety, etc.)
Low-income populations can include samples from across the life-span, including pregnancy, young children, pre-adolescents, adolescents, young adults or college students, adults, and older adults, and life situations such as homelessness and the use of food assistance programs. Articles related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on dietary behaviors and health outcomes in low-income populations are also welcomed.
Dr. Rickelle Richards
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- food insecurity
- food assistance programs
- eating patterns
- food choices
- food access
- dietary behaviors
- physical health outcomes
- mental health outcomes