Special Issue "Food Literacy and Public Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).
Interests: food literacy program design; implementation and evaluation; public health nutrition policy
Food literacy is a term that has emerged in public health to describe a collection of factors that influence what people eat and how they determine intake. Operationally it is defined as the inter-related knowledge, skills and behaviours required to plan, manage, select, prepare and eat foods. Vidgen and Gallegos (2014) have gone as far to say it is the scaffolding that empowers individuals, households, communities and nations to protect diet quality by changing and strengthening dietary resilience. This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health will publish work on any aspects of food literacy research that advance our knowledge for improving diet quality including the following:
- Evolving definitions, including other descriptions and theoretical approaches;
- Exploration of measurement and development of valid and reliable research and/or evaluation tools;
- Assessment of prevalence including evidence for life course or socio-demographic differences;
- Associations with diet quality and/or health indicators;
- Design, implementation and evaluation of interventions/programs;
- Role in food policy and/or health policy.
Papers are invited that provide empirical research, taking a traditional or pragmatic research approach (quantitative and/or qualitative), reviews or critical reflections on food literacy to advance the field. Manuscripts should focus on implications for public health practice and policy.
Dr. Andrea Begley
Dr. Helen Vidgen
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 skills
- Food resource management
- Behaviour change
- Dietary intakes
- Diet quality
- Food policy