Special Issue "Food Consumption Behavior during the COVID-19 Pandemic"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2022.
2. Unilever Foods Innovation Centre Wageningen, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Interests: sensory perception; consumer behavior; product development; food-evoked emotions; context
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries have implemented lockdowns to protect populations from infection via self-quarantine, social-distancing and hygienic measures. These measures have led to significant changes in lifestyles, and consequently, profound effects on food consumption and dietary intake. Depending on the severity and duration of the COVID-19 lockdowns imposed, the lockdown measures have impacted the way we eat and changed what and how much is eaten. Monitoring the consequences of the lock down measures on changes in people’s eating and food consumption behaviors is important, also to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms of the impact of lockdowns on diet and health, especially among the most vulnerable groups (including older adults and children).
This special issue aims to disseminate manuscripts which have investigated the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the selection and consumption of foods and drinks. Original research and reviews of the current changes in food consumption due to the pandemic are welcome. Research including sensory, social, cultural, psychological and physiological factors determining food consumption behaviors during COVID-19 lockdowns are of interest as well.
Prof. Dr. Elizabeth H. Zandstra
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- Food consumption behavior
- Eating behavior
- Food habits
- Food choice
- Dietary patterns