Special Issue "Child Obesity and Nutrition Promotion Intervention"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: childhood obesity—epidemiology and surveillance; childhood obesity—determinants and interactions among multiple etiological factors and with co morbidities; research concerning intervention sustainability and maintenance of intervention effects; community-based interventions—family and school settings; school-based initiatives on promotion of healthy and sustainable child nutrition and diet; children’s food and dietary surveys
Childhood obesity continues to be a global problem, with several regions showing increasing rates and others, despite an apparent halt or downward trend, still having one in every three children overweight. Children are exposed to nutritional, social, and obesogenic environmental risks at different settings, and this affects their lifelong health. There is an increasing consensus that high-quality multifaceted smart and cost-effective interventions enable children to grow with a healthy set of habits that have lifelong benefits to their wellbeing. Literature has shown that the dietary approach plays a key role in improving children’s health, not only on a nutritional level but also on diet quality and patterns. An association of the nutritional strategy with other lifestyle components promotes a more comprehensive approach and should be envisioned in intervention studies. This Special Issue entitled “Child Obesity and Nutrition Promotion Intervention” welcomes the submission of either original research manuscripts or reviews of the scientific literature, concerning classical or innovative approaches to tackle this public health issue. We welcome nutrition interventions in interaction with other lifestyle health promoters, with outcome indicators of effectiveness and sustainability from the traditional to ground-breaking ways exploiting both qualitative and quantitative approaches on tackling child obesity.
Dr. Ana Isabel Rito
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- Childhood obesity
- Childhood overweight
- Health intervention
- Community-based interventions