Special Issue "Dietary Patterns and Health Outcomes in Children and Adolescents"
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: 31 December 2021.
Interests: maternal and child nutrition; nutrition and non-communicable diseases; weight loss interventions; lifestyle and eating behaviors in adults and children
Interests: maternal and child nutrition; nutrition and non-communicable diseases; weight loss interventions, lifestyle, and eating behaviors in adults and children
The dietary pattern approach is a recent focus in nutrition research as it seeks to understand the totality of the diet and considers the synergistic effects of multiple food and nutrient components. While considerable research related to dietary patterns in adults and various health outcomes have emerged, research devoted to dietary patterns in children and adolescents in relation to health and the development of diseases over time is still lacking. This gap needs to be addressed as childhood and adolescence together represent one of the most rapid, dynamic and formative phases of human development and a critical period that forms the foundation for establishing healthy lifestyle habits that can track to adulthood.
In this Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, we invite submissions that examine dietary patterns in children and adolescents in relation to various health outcomes, with a particular interest in adiposity, glucose intolerance, bone health, and mental health or cognition. We welcome papers that address lifestyle variables and psychosocial factors that influence dietary patterns as well as those which seek to better understand dietary patterns from various ethnic backgrounds. Systematic reviews in this area would be of particular interest.
Dr. Mary F.F. Chong
Ms. Airu Chia
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.
- dietary patterns
- glucose intolerance
- bone health
- mental health