Special Issue "Dietary Behavior and Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: nutrition assessment; child and adolescent nutrition; energy intake; physical activity and sedentary behavior; obesity; non-communicable diseases
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2. Department of Epidemiology, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, 1090, Vienna, Austria
Interests: lifestyle behaviors; pediatric obesity; metabolic health; family studies; family resemblance
Dietary behavior, sedentary behavior and physical activity are important modifiable lifestyle behaviors that may help children and adolescents to maintain a healthy body weight and prevent health problems. Families have an important role in children's development as they shape children’s early experiences with food and provide the first opportunities for children to be physically active. As children grow older, school influences and peer relationships gain increasing importance. Emerging evidence suggests that lifestyle factors may interact with early-life and genetic risk factors that predispose certain children to obesity and related health outcomes.
This Special Issue of Nutrients, entitled “Dietary Behavior and Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents" welcomes the submission of original research on observational and intervention studies, systematic reviews, meta-analyses and studies on monitoring and surveillance in young populations. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
- Determinants of dietary behavior and physical activity in young populations, especially their changing role during the transition from childhood to adolescence
- Associations between dietary behavior and physical activity and
- nutritional status
- metabolic health
- wellbeing/mental health
- musculoskeletal health
- biological markers
- Methodological studies, such as validation studies, biomarker studies, pilot studies and studies on diet quality indices in children and adolescents
- Novel and innovative topics including genetic determinants, gene-behavior interactions, prenatal and early life factors, gut microbiota and metabolomics
Dr. Antje Hebestreit
Dr. Leonie-Helen Bogl
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- Dietary behavior
- Physical activity
- Childhood obesity
- Child health
- Adolescent obesity
- Adolescent health
- Methodological studies
- Biological markers