Special Issue "Community Nutrition, Physical Activity and Health Promotion: Current Perspectives in Public Health Nutrition"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Dr. Carmen Pérez-Rodrigo
Faculty of Medicine, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Bo Sarriena s/n, 48940 Leioa, Bizkaia, Spain
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Interests: community nutrition; nutrition education; food habits; diet; lifestyle related behavior; diet intake; obesity; chronic disease prevention; community-based interventions
Currently, most societies face the challenge of the growing burden of chronic diseases in aging populations. Moreover, several regions bear the dual burden of over and malnutrition. In this context, nutrition and physical activity are central to all strategies and policies for prevention and support for the management of these problems, both at the individual and community level; considering multiple approaches, scopes and levels of action; involving the main actors, key sectors and stakeholders; looking for participation strategies at the local and community level.
We often live in plural, multicultural societies, in which many people migrate to other places moved by armed conflicts, persecution, disasters and catastrophes, socio-economic or occupational purposes or for any other reason. The reality is that these people undergo food transitions that can pose added risks.
This Special Issue focuses on research on community interventions related to food habits, dietary intake and physical activity. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, evaluation of effectiveness of community-based interventions (any setting), research on environmental determinants (food availability, access to food and beverages, physical environment, sociocultural, economic, educational factors, family environment, age groups, ethnic groups). In addition, environmental strategies, food policies, educational policies, social policies, consumer literacy, citizen participation, qualitative evaluation, research on dietary habits and food transitions (challenges in the analysis of food consumption: methods, approaches, food composition, etc.) as well as investigations related to sustainability of interventions. Quantitative research (observational or intervention studies) and qualitative research fit well within the scope of this Special Issue.
Dr. Carmen Pérez-Rodrigo
Dr. Javier Aranceta-Bartrina
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- community-based interventions
- community participation
- food policy
- food habits
- dietary intake
- social influences
- environmental influences
- physical activity
- consumer literacy