Special Issue "New Research in Childhood Nutrition"

A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Global and Public Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Jose J. Muros
Website SciProfiles
Guest Editor
University of Granada. Dept. Didactics of Corporal Expression Granada, Spain
Interests: physical activity; nutrition; health; anthropometry; childhood

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Childhood is a key stage for the acquisition of behaviours that are likely to endure into adulthood. It is therefore not surprising that engagement in healthy eating is considered to be one of the most important habits to be acquired by children for them to develop into healthy adults. Healthy eating habits have been demonstrated to have a positive influence on preventing chronic diseases and improving mental health in children and adolescents. However, changes to diets and lifestyles have meant that children are now consuming substantially poorer diets, with a lower consumption of fruit and vegetables, and a higher consumption of energy-dense foods, sugary drinks, and ultra-processed foods. These changes are not only seen in high-income countries. Low and middle-income countries have also experienced changes, which have resulted in the coexistence of both overnutrition and undernutrition.

The goal of this Special Issue in Children is to highlight new research in childhood nutrition. We welcome reviews and original research which consider novel approaches and identify gaps in knowledge. We also encourage submissions that explore how nutrition may impact upon physical and mental health during these stages.

Dr. Jose J. Muros
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Children is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • nutrition
  • Mediterranean diet
  • nutrients
  • minerals
  • vitamins
  • health
  • malnutrition
  • weight disorders
  • anthropometric measurements
  • children
  • adolescents
  • parents

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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