Special Issue "Dietary Behaviours during Young Adulthood"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
Young adults (18–35 years) are on a weight gain trajectory, which is placing them at increased risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Poor dietary behaviours among young adults, including low intake of fruit and vegetables, and high intake of foods prepared outside the home, and sugar-sweetened beverages, are key factors contributing to this weight gain trajectory. Young adulthood however is a transitional life stage including many significant life changes, such as leaving the family home, commencing university or entering the workforce. Therefore, there are potentially many factors influencing young adults eating habits, and our ability to intervene to improve them.Dr. Melinda J. Hutchesson
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- Food intake and dietary behaviour of young adults
- Determinants of dietary behaviours and weight gain in young adults
- Interventions aiming to improve dietary behaviours among young adults
- Measuring dietary behaviours in young adults