Special Issue "Diet Diversity and Diet Quality"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Interests: vegetables; fruits; diet quality; dietary guidance; carotenoids
Interests: diet quality; sustainability; food systems; fruits; vegetables; modeling
Diet quality is a construct that describes the relationship between food consumption patterns and health outcomes. While substantial evidence links the amount of certain foods consumed to health outcomes, there is less information on how diet diversity, or variety, contributes to health outcomes. Given the importance of diet quality to public health priorities, there is a need to better understand the relationship between diet diversity, diet quality, and health outcomes.
Therefore, this Special Issue of Nutrients, titled “Diet Diversity and Diet Quality”, has been developed to compile contemporary research on this important topic. We invite you and your collaborators to consider submission of your original research, protocol development and methodological studies, and reviews. To better understand these complex relationships, we welcome all types of study designs in various populations, including epidemiologic analyses, post-hoc analyses of existing datasets, clinical and field trials, and qualitative investigations.
Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Diet diversity and quality in vulnerable populations
- Association of diet diversity and quality with health outcomes
- Indices of diet diversity or quality
- Specific foods or food groups in the context of diet quality
- Diet variety and adequacy of nutrient intakes
- Clinical trials with food supplementation
Dr. Lisa Jahns
Dr. Zach Conrad
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Food consumption patterns
- Diet diversity
- Diet variety
- Diet quality
- Health outcomes
- Indices of diet quality