Special Issue "Innovative Food and Nutrition Approaches to Promote Healthy Lifestyles and Reduce Disparities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2021).
Interests: multi-level community and clinical interventions; food access; retail food environment; digital technologies for nutrition education; GIS and spatial analysis; racial and geographic health disparities; rural health; implicit bias; systems and networks
Health behaviours are influenced by complex interactions between interpersonal, social, and environmental factors. This complexity makes the modification of health-related behaviours and the adoption of a healthy lifestyle difficult for many to achieve. This is particularly the case for certain population groups who have unequal access to opportunities to learn about nutrition or adopt healthier lifestyles, which has led to concerning disparities in preventable diet-related disease outcomes. Complex issues require innovative solutions. To solve these issues, solutions may be needed that challenge norms and push the boundaries of current health promotion approaches. There has been a recent increase in the use of innovative solutions that create or leverage digital technologies, use systems science, and utilize big data analytics, among others. These types of disruptive innovations are creating new opportunities and value networks for promoting health, and may be necessary to ensure equal opportunity to a healthy lifestyle in the future.
If your research has conducted feasibility or impact testing of innovative approaches to promote healthy lifestyles and dietary habits, including among understudied populations experiencing health disparities, please consider including your work in this special Nutrients supplement: Innovative Food and Nutrition Approaches to Promote Healthy Lifestyles and Reduce Disparities.
Prof. Dr. Jared T. McGuirt
Prof. Dr. Gina Tripicchio
Manuscript Submission Information
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