Special Issue "The 2nd Edition of Motivations Associated with Food Choices and Eating Practices"

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensory and Consumer Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022 | Viewed by 275

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Raquel P. F. Guiné
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Guest Editor
CERNAS Research Centre and Department of Food Industry, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, 3504-510 Viseu, Portugal
Interests: food chemistry; food engineering; nutrition; sustainable agriculture; food science
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The main factors that lead people to eat are basic needs such as hunger and satiety. However, what people choose to eat is not determined exclusively by physiological or nutritional needs. In fact, in addition to the main factors that prompt eating, one can find a wide variety of other factors affecting food choices.

The human behaviors regarding foods are linked to a number of factors either of a sociological or psychological nature. Hence, the aim of this Special Issue is to gather studies and research works about the possible different types of motivations that determine people’s eating patterns, either in relation to their food choices or eating habits. This Special Issue is a second edition of the previous Special Issue on the same topic and focuses on topics including, but not limited to, health motivations, economic factors, emotional aspects, cultural influences, marketing and commercials, and environmental concerns.

Prof. Dr. Raquel P. F. Guiné
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Foods is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2200 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.


  • eating behavior
  • food choice
  • eating habits
  • healthy eating
  • emotional eating
  • sustainable food
  • marketing
  • nutrition

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Cultural influences on the acceptance of edible insects in a European country
Authors: Ofélia Anjos; et.al.
Affiliation: Polytechnic of Castelo Branco, Portugal

Title: The social influences on consumers of a traditional atlantic berry: Corema Album
Authors: Ana Paula Cardoso; et.al.
Affiliation: CIDEI Research Centre, Portugal

Title: Edible insects – perceptions on a sample of Portuguese University Students
Authors: Sofia Florença; et.al.
Affiliation: University of Porto, Portugal

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