Special Issue "Health Impact and Control of Food Insecurity"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Public Health Statistics and Risk Assessment".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: food insecurity and racial/ethnic disparities; association between water access and food insecurity; impact of food insecurity during the critical periods of development (first 1000 days)
Food insecurity is a major public health issue worldwide. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased food insecurity and has negatively affected people’s ability to have consistent access to safe and nutritious food.
Food insecurity, involving four basic aspects of availability, access, utilization, and stability, is associated with malnutrition. Triple burden of malnutrition (underweight, vitamin/mineral deficiencies, overweight/obesity) is occurring worldwide, and food insecurity has played a significant role in creating this imbalance. Food insecurity is also associated with poor mental, emotional, and psychosocial health among adults and children through different pathways. Food insecurity has been identified as a major source of social unrest and dispute. Addressing food insecurity is key and requires multiprong approaches from local to global levels to protect the environment, promote local sustainable food systems, and improve the livelihoods of vulnerable populations.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area linked to food insecurity and health. We are interested in both qualitative and quantitative studies, providing linkages between food insecurity and health. We are also interested in studies examining the effect of COVID-19 on access, consistency, and availability aspects of food insecurity. Studies featuring associations between water access, agriculture, and food insecurity are also welcomed.
Dr. Jigna M. Dharod
Manuscript Submission Information
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- food insecurity
- food availability
- nutrient utilization
- water access
- household food access