Special Issue "Promotion of Healthy Foods: Effectiveness, Evaluation and Agenda Setting for Examining Intervention Techniques to Improve Dietary Intake"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021) | Viewed by 25120
Interests: food marketing; eating behavior; health and well-being; behavioural economics
I am very pleased to announce a Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health entitled “Promotion of Healthy Foods: Effectiveness, Evaluation and Agenda Setting for Examining Intervention Techniques to Improve Dietary Intake”. I am co-editing this Special Issue, and we invite you to submit your original research, including reviews and short communications, on this topic.
Mounting evidence has shown that food marketing techniques for unhealthy foods are effective in targeting children, adolescents, and adults. As a consequence, children’s obesity rates and lifelong negative health consequences have increased during the past few decades. Until now, there has been limited evidence for the effectiveness of healthy food techniques, while national and international health institutes recommend all age-groups to eat more healthy foods, such as fruit, vegetables, legumes (e.g., lentils and beans), nuts, and whole grains (e.g., unprocessed maize, millet, oats, wheat, and brown rice).
Examples of important research questions that this Special Issue hopes to address include (but are not limited to):
- How do food promotion techniques for healthy foods affect children, adolescents, and adults?
- Are some people, in particular youths, more susceptible to influence than others (e.g., health consciousness, food literacy)?
- How have digital and social media, particularly mobile devices and online platforms, affected how healthy food is marketed to children, adolescents, and adults?
- What is the impact of existing government policies to stimulate healthy food marketing, and what is the potential impact of proposed solutions (e.g., pricing, educational programs)?
The final date for submission is 31 October 2020. However, we will review submitted manuscripts when they are received, and will publish papers online when they are accepted.
We are hoping to publish a wide range of papers in this Issue, and encourage you to submit your research! Please feel free to distribute this announcement to any colleagues you believe may be interested.
Thank you. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Dr. Frans Folkvord
Manuscript Submission Information
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- food marketing
- healthy food
- eating behavior
- public health