Special Issue "The Multifaceted Nature of Food and Nutrition Insecurity around the World and Foodservice Business"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 February 2022.
Interests: food safety; food security; food innovation; natural food products; nutrition; sweeteners
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Interests: food quality; service quality; restaurants; cafés; hotels; cruises; green consumption; tourism; sustainable destination development
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The international concept of food security is a situation where all people have physical, social and economic access at all times to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. All four parameters (availability, access, utilization and stability) should therefore be measured to determine food security status.
The matter of hunger, which is generally equated with access to inadequate amounts of food and compromised food quality to reach the required daily intake, is addressed by both food and nutrient insecurity. In the past, the food security term has been the issue of food availability and accessibility, and the utilization aspect has been identified as essential more recently.
Nutrition, on the other hand, centered on consuming adequate diversified meals and nutrient absorption that could contribute to other forms of malnutrition, such as hidden hunger and obesity.
Food quality is another critical issue across the globe. In their daily life, an individual eats at a restaurant/café/hotel and seeks for better quality food and service. Quality performance of food and service at a foodservice operation contributes to making one’s consumption happier and his/her life healthier.
Taking into account these premises, this Special Issue aims to present original research articles, reviews, and short communications concerning the following topics:
- Agriculture and food security
- Agri-tourism and its potential to assist with food security
- Business–science cooperation to advance food security
- Competing demands and tradeoffs for land and water resources
- Consumer behavior, nutritional security and food assistance programs
- Food and health
- Global and local analyses of food security and its drivers
- Global governance and food security
- Infectious and non-infectious diseases and food security
- Reducing food loss and waste
- Reducing risks to food production and distribution from climate change
- Supply chains and food security
- Technological breakthroughs to help feed globe
- Tourism food security relationship
- Urbanization, food value chains, and the sustainable, secure sourcing of food
- Food and service quality at food catering establishments
- Consumer behavior at foodservice operations (restaurants, cafés, hotels)
Dr. António Raposo
Prof. Dr. Heesup Han
Manuscript Submission Information
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- consumer behavior
- food habits
- food industry
- food policy
- food safety and quality
- food security
- food industry and technology
- nutritional diseases
- service quality at restaurants/cafés/hotels