Nutrition Methodology & Assessment
A section of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Dietary surveys play an important role in monitoring the nutritional status of populations and evaluating relationships between diet and health. Dietary assessment can be used to describe types and amounts of food and food components, either actual or habitual intakes, and potential exposure to risks. Dietary assessment can be further used to compare dietary patterns across populations or changes over time to highlight current and future public health topics, but the usage of different assessment methods and instruments still limits the comparability across studies and populations over time. As misreporting of intake challenges the investigation of associations with health outcomes, the use of biomarkers may provide a solution: they complement the results of self-reported dietary assessment. Modern data management faciliates the application of innovative technologies (e-health, m-health) for dietary assessment and feedback to populations. The modern information system increasingly allows for collaboration between surveilance systems or research groups and among citizens.
We encourage the submission of manuscripts that provide novel insights and papers that report significant advances in the fields. Topics include, but are not limited, to:
- Methodological studies, such as validation studies, biomarker studies, pilot studies, and studies on diet quality indices/scores;
- Dietary assessment methodologies in different contexts such as surveillance programs, epidemiological studies, and clinical trials;
- The role of dietary assessment in e-health and in m-health applications;
- Methods to explain health outcomes based on dietary intake or behavior patterns using innovative statistical methods;
- Application of causal inference methodology to answer substantial nutrition questions from complex survey data; and
- Applications for dietary management, dietary education, and dietary feedback to survey participants and populations.
Following special issues within this section are currently open for submissions:
- Dietary Assessment for Weight Management and Health Maintaining (Deadline: 31 July 2022)
- Nutritional Assessment and Clinical Care of Premature Infant (Deadline: 31 July 2022)
- A Collection of Systematic Reviews on Nutrition Survey and Assessment (Deadline: 10 August 2022)
- Dietary Assessment and Self-Monitoring Using Technology (Deadline: 18 August 2022)
- Nutrition, Obesity and Adolescent Health (Deadline: 26 August 2022)
- Introduction to Causal Inference Methods in Nutritional Research (Deadline: 20 October 2022)
- The Impact of Dietary Intake on Body Composition during Growth (Deadline: 30 November 2022)
- China National Nutrition Survey (Deadline: 25 December 2022)
- Dietary Assessment in Diabetes (Deadline: 28 February 2023)
Following topical collection within this section is currently open for submissions: