Special Issue "Interventions to Enhance Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.
Interests: Physical activity and sedentary behaviour assessment, risk and play in children, environmental determinants of health and wellbeing, quantitative research design and analysis
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Interests: time-use epidemiology; physical activity measurement; application of data science in public health research; environmental determinants of behaviour
Interests: Diet and nutrition, physical activity and sleep research, child obesity, public health interventions
Regular physical activity and good nutrition are fundamental to children’s health and wellbeing; however, the modern environments in which many of us live can make it difficult for children and their families to maintain healthy lifestyles. Designing and testing new ways to enhance physical activity and nutrition in children is therefore essential if we are to provide the next generation with the best possible start in life.
This Special Issue seeks papers describing interventions and initiatives designed to encourage physical activity (including active play), reduce sedentary behavior, and/or promote healthy eating in children. Priority will be given to new and innovative approaches to engage children and their caregivers in home, community, and/or educational environments. We also welcome high-quality systematic reviews and meta-analyses. We hope that this Special Issue provides an important forum to share the best ideas and research practices related to physical activity and nutrition in children.
Assoc. Prof. Scott Duncan
Dr. Thomas Stewart
Prof. Rachael Taylor
Manuscript Submission Information
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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
- Active play
- Sedentary behavior
- Health promotion