Dietary Patterns and Lifestyle Promoting Healthy Weight Strategies in Children and Adolescents–2nd Edition

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutrition and Obesity".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2024 | Viewed by 118

Special Issue Editor

Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
Interests: childhood obesity; maternal and infant nutrition; dietary pattern; lifestyle factors; birth cohort
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Obesity in children and adolescents continues to pose a serious threat to public health worldwide, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this problem in particular. Childhood obesity affects children's health and persists into adulthood, significantly increasing the risk of contracting chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, and coronary heart disease in adulthood. The World Health Organization has recommended comprehensive interventions to combat childhood obesity. Healthy lifestyles, including balanced dietary patterns, adequate physical activity, and sufficient sleep, play an important role in obesity prevention. However, studies showed that the lifestyles of children and adolescents are far from optimal. Previous childhood obesity prevention largely focused on schools and findings were inconsistent. More research is needed to implement healthy weight strategies in other settings, especially at home.

Considering the success of the previous Special Issue, entitled “Dietary Patterns and Lifestyle Promoting Healthy Weight Strategies in Children and Adolescents", we are pleased to announce the launch of a second edition Special Issue on this topic. The 2nd edition Special Issue will continue to present the latest population-based evidence on dietary patterns and lifestyles, promoting healthy weight strategies in children and adolescents. We are particularly interested in studies conducted in family settings, as well as multiple other settings. Original research and review articles are equally welcome.

Dr. Li Cai
Guest Editor

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  • dietary pattern
  • physical activity
  • sedentary behavior
  • sleep
  • lifestyles
  • childhood obesity
  • weight management
  • prevention

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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