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Special Issue "Infant and Young Child Feeding"
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 (30 September 2019).
Interests: nutrition in early years; complementary feeding; undernutrition; public health nutrition interventions; evaluation; infant foods; diet quality; infant feeding behaviours
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
We are organizing a Special Issue on “Infant and Young Child Feeding” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
The provision of sufficient, adequate, and safe nutrition during the first years of life is essential to infant development but also provides the basis for healthy eating patterns that can extend to adulthood. Supportive environments, both physical and emotional, for the promotion of breastfeeding, the introduction of solid foods, and the provision of healthy diets in early years are important to child health. Examples of these environments are the neonatal environment, home and early years establishments, family, workplaces, community support, health care/policy support, and, more recently, “online/virtual” space. Understanding the role of nature and nurture (environment) on feeding practices during early years using an evidence-based approach is needed to plan interventions to optimize outcomes and practice. The evaluation of interventions to improve infant feeding practices that are of public health relevance is essential to inform practice and policy. Global infant feeding issues such as undernutrition and nutrition transition will also be considered.
This Special Issue seeks papers on infant feeding, including those on the impact of diet and environmental conditions on public health. Epidemiological and intervention studies, high-quality qualitative studies, and novel and high-quality narrative or systematic reviews will be considered. Cross-sectional surveys not properly powered or those purely describing nutrition surveys using non-representative samples will not be prioritized.
The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many topics of interest.
Dr. Ada Garcia
Prof. Dr. Amy Brown
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 1800 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.
- Infant nutrition
- Complementary feeding
- Early years
- Social participation
- Environmental exposure
- Public health nutrition interventions
- Community-based approaches
- Feeding behavior