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Special Issue "Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Children with Chronic Diseases"
A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017).
Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, the University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales 2308, Australia
Tel. +61 2 4921 5646; Fax: +61 2 4921 7053
Interests: nutrition; dietary intake; caloric restriction; dietary patterns; diet quality
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School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW 2308, Australia
Interests: dietary assessment; biomarkers; obesity; addictive eating
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Nutrition is the leading contributor to the burden of disease worldwide. Nutrition and lifestyle factors are important determinants of health risk in children and adolescents and dietary intake is an extremely important modifiable factor in the management of a range of paediatric conditions, including diabetes, gastrointestinal diseases and inherited metabolic conditions. Recently development in the dietary management of pediatric diseases are of particular interest.
In terms of prevention, we are interested in how we can foster the adoption of optimal dietary patterns within families and what type of supports are required to achieve sustained improvements in nutrition. Evaluations of the impact of dietary interventions to improve child and adolescent health are needed. This will inform evidence-based dietary recommendations for the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions in young people and guide clinicians, public health researchers and policy makers in their implementation.
The focus of this special issue is on how nutrition affects health outcomes in children in terms of both prevention and treatment of chronic disease and details related to the dietary management of specific diseases. Increasing our knowledge in this area will assist in developing evidence-based nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of chronic conditions in children and adolescents.
This issue will include original research and reviews on the relationship between dietary intake and health outcomes in children. This can include epidemiological studies of the association between dietary patterns and child health, effectiveness of primary and secondary prevention programs and intervention studies, and studies examining factors associated with optimizing adherence to dietary advice across a range of age and population settings.
Prof. Dr. Clare Collins
Dr. Tracy L. Burrows
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.
- dietary interventions
- dietary patterns
- diet quality
- chronic disease
- primary prevention
- secondary prevention