Special Issue "Healthy Diet and Lifestyles in the Pediatric Population"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: folates; hearing; aging; dietary surveys; nutritional status
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Childhood and adolescence are very sensitive periods for the onset and manifestation of lifestyle and health, including diet and physical activity behaviours. Toddlers and pre-school children are growing rapidly and are active, so their energy requirements are high relative to their body size. Pre-school children need nutrient-dense foods to support healthy growth and development. A healthy family approach to diet and lifestyle should be a key factor, along with school food and other daily intakes (e.g., breakfast). Food preferences are often established during this early stage of life. Children and teenagers experience many physical and lifestyle changes that may lead to adequate habits but also to eating disorders and feeding errors. Unfortunately, there is still a lack of information on these issues in relation to the pediatric population. Moreover, risk factors and diseases (obesity, diabetes) are increasing in prevalence among this population.
This Special Issue of Nutrients, entitled "Healthy Diet and Lifestyles in the Pediatric Population ", welcomes the submission of original research, but also narrative and systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Prof. Dr. Gregorio Varela-Moreiras
Dr. Angel Gil
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Early healthy diet
- Dietary surveys in infancy and adolescence
- Lifestyles in infancy and adolescence
- Early prevention of chronic diseases