Special Issue "Food Consumption and Health Issue"
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: 30 November 2021.
Interests: childhood obesity prevention; health equity; family food purchasing; food access and availability; racially and ethnically targeted food marketing; school nutritional policy; infant feeding behaviors; breastfeeding
Interests: cultural; psychosocial; and environmental influences on dietary influences on dietary behaviors that affect hypertension; cardiovascular disease; diabetes; and obesity in vulnerable communities
Interests: black feminism; womanism and women's and gender studies; black women's health; women's health and maternal and child health; community-based interventions; health inequities; health policy
Food consumption impacts many aspects of health, particularly those related to chronic disease risk and management. Food consumption is influenced by factors at the policy, community, family and individual level. This complexity requires continued study in order to capitalize on the ways that food consumption can promote health across the lifespan as well as how it can prevent or improve management of disease.
In this Special Issue of IJERPH, we encourage the submission of manuscripts (both original research and review articles) related to the factors that affect food consumption across varying populations and impacts of varying aspects of food consumption (e.g., macronutrient variation, eating behaviors, caregiver feeding behaviors, dietary interventions for populations with a particular disease). Studies that assess how food-related policies impact consumption and health outcomes are encouraged as well. Manuscripts focusing on innovations in food as medicine, particularly for chronic conditions, are very welcome, as well as studies addressing cross-cultural differences or differences across income levels in food consumption and how that impacts disease risk and quality of life or longevity.
Manuscripts on the use of supplements, eating disorders, or those not including some form of human participants are not in the scope of this Special Issue. We are confident that the high-quality manuscripts collected in this Special Issue will contribute to deepening and expanding knowledge about how food consumption can promote health and reduce the impact of disease.
Dr. Katherine Isselmann DiSantis
Dr. Kristie J. Lancaster
Dr. Jameta Nicole Barlow
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 consumption
- dietary interventions
- food policy
- nutrition policy
- food assistance
- heart disease