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Project Collection "Prevent Obesity in the First 1000 Days"

A project collection of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This project collection belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Papers displayed on this page all arise from the same project. Editorial decisions were made independently of project staff and handled by the Editor-in-Chief or qualified Editorial Board members.

Project Leader

Project Leader
Dr. Angelo Pietrobelli
1. Pediatric Unit, Verona University Medical School; Verona Italy 2. Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Interests: pediatric obesity; pediatric nutrition; pediatric body composition; pediatric endocrinology; metabolic syndrome
Project Leader
Dr. Massimo Agosti
Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Unit Care, Maternal & Child Department Del Ponte Hospital, Azienda Ospedaliera Di Circolo Fondazione Macchi, Varese, Italy Via Del Ponte, 19, 21100 Varese Italy
Interests: neonatology; intensive unit care; nutrition
Project Leader
Dr. Gianvincenzo Zuccotti
Department of Pediatrics, Ospedale dei Bambini -V. Buzzi Director Center for Research in Nutrition (CURN) Biomedical and Clinical Science Department, Università degli Studi di Milano 32, Via Castelvetro, 20154 Milan, Italy
Interests: pediatric nutrition; pediatric obesity; growth


Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. María M. Morales Suárez-Varela

1 CIBER Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP), Madrid, Spain
2 Center for Public Health Research (CSISP), Valencia, Spain
3 Unit of Public Health and Environmental Care, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Valencia, Avda. Vicente Andrés Estellés s/n, 46100 Burjassot, Valencia, Spain
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Interests: health and environmental risk assessment; clinical epidemiology; public health

Project Overview

Dear Colleagues,

The Mediterranean Nutrition (MeNu) Group are initiating a Project Collection on the pediatric obesity prevention in the first 1000 days of life. We have invited Prof. Dr. María M. Morales Suárez-Varela to serve as the Guest Editor of this Collection. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health.

The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity has increased in the majority of countries in the last decades. Thinking in a simplistic way, we can consider obesity to be the result of an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. In addition, the environment from conception to childhood may influence the child’s future health. The first 1000 days of life starts with a woman’s pregnancy and offers a unique window of opportunity to contribute to obesity prevention.

This Project Collection is only open to the submissions from MeNu Group members.

Dr. Angelo Pietrobelli
Dr. Massimo Agosti
Dr. Gianvincenzo Zuccotti
Project Leaders

 Prof. Dr. María M. Morales Suárez-Varela
Guest Editor


  • nutrition
  • growth
  • public health
  • pediatric obesity prevention
  • energy intake and energy expenditure
  • quality of life
  • physical activity
  • measurements
  • body composition
  • future health
  • environmental exposure
  • good practices to help prevent obesity

Published Papers (6 papers)

This project collection is now open for submission.

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