Special Issue "Developing Children’s Health Behaviors within the Family Context"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Children's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2021.
Interests: public health; nutrition; physical activity; dissemination and implementation research; early care and education settings
Interests: nutrition; public health; dissemination and implementation research; community-based interventions; maternal and child health; family engagement
Interests: physical activity; nutrition; parenting; obesity prevention; obesity treatment; children’s health
Interests: behavior science; nutrition; physical activity; children’s health; obesity
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Families play an integral role in children’s development, with great influence on aspects including healthy eating, physical activity, screen time, and sleep behaviors. Understanding the family context and strategies for the promotion of health behaviors have the potential to improve family health outcomes and have lasting impact. The complexities of working with families, including the heterogeneity of the family unit, role of external caregivers, and the social determinants of health, demand special attention. This Special Issue will highlight studies focusing on the development of children’s health behaviors within the family context.
In particular, we are interested in research conducted in the many settings that can support families with health promotion efforts, including primary health care, early care and education settings, schools, faith-based organizations, and social service organizations, among others. We are also interested in work focusing on underserved groups, including racial/ethnic minorities, immigrants, indigenous populations, those living in rural or remote areas, and/or low- and middle-income countries. We will consider a variety of research papers, including reviews, observational studies, and intervention or implementation trials.
We look forward to receiving your excellent submissions.
Dr. Stephanie Mazzucca
Dr. Courtney Luecking
Dr. Cody Neshteruk
Prof. Dr. Dianne S. Ward
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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 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 2300 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.
- physical activity
- screen time
- social determinants of health
- underserved populations