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Special Issue "Environmental Influences on Food Behaviour"

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Catherine Paquet

Centre for Population Health Research, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia
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Interests: food behaviour; food environment; social environment; food marketing; individual susceptibility; chronic disease epidemiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are organising a Special Issue on the impact of the environment on food behaviour in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph. 

The ubiquitous presence of food cues in our modern environment is believed to contribute to the rising trends in overconsumption and associated obesity observed over the last few decades. This has led to the rapid development of literature aiming to assess how the food or nutrition environment (the places where we purchase or consume food) promote healthy or unhealthy eating. Despite these developments, much remains to be done to better measure our food environments, how they influence specific purchasing and eating patterns across the life course, and who is more likely to be influenced by environmental food cues. From a methodological perspective, more experimental and prospective evidence for these relationships are needed to better inform the development of future interventions and policies.

This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to the impacts of environmental food cue exposure on food behaviour. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.

Dr. Catherine Paquet
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Neighbourhood
  • Food Environment
  • Nutrition environment
  • Food outlets
  • Dietary behaviour
  • Nutrition
  • Food consumption
  • Foodscape
  • Restaurants
  • Food stores
  • Food cues

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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