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Special Issue "Eating and Exercise in Children and Adolescents"
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: closed (28 March 2018).
School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
Interests: caregiver-child interactions around feeding, eating and physical activity; children’s eating behaviours; sedentary behaviours in children; parenting
The health and well-being of children and adolescents is of utmost importance. Given recent global increases in overweight and obesity, and in obesogenic behaviours and environments, supporting children to develop healthy behaviours from the early years is vital. Recent research has made significant advances in terms of helping us to better understand what parents, caregivers and professionals (e.g., childcare staff, teachers, health professionals, etc.) can do to help foster healthy child development.
Despite this, there are still too many children who do not eat a healthy, varied diet and too many who are not physically active enough and spend too much time engaging in sedentary pursuits. Adolescence is also associated with increases in the prevalence of unhealthy eating and exercise behaviours and evidence-based support is required to help prevent the onset of disordered eating and/or exercise. Caregivers are often unsure of the best ways to feed their children or to mange screen use and promote physical activity, while professionals report feeling uncertain about how best to work with children and adolescents, and their families, to achieve healthy habits. There is therefore a need for further evidence to help support healthy child and adolescent development in these two key domains: eating and exercise/activity.
This Special Issue is open to any research in the area of eating and/or exercise in children and/or adolescents.
Dr. Emma Haycraft
Dr. Claire Farrow
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- feeding practices
- eating behaviours
- healthy diet
- fussy eating
- childhood obesity
- physical activity promotion
- sedentary behaviours
- compulsive exercise
- disordered eating