Special Issue "Dietary Intake and Eating Patterns in College Students"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Interests: food insecurity; low-income populations; homelessness; college students
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Nutrients is creating a special journal issue on “Dietary Intake and Eating Patterns in College Students.” As has been shown in the literature, college students tend to consume inadequate amounts of fruits and vegetables and excess amounts of highly processed foods. These eating patterns may in turn lead to negative health outcomes. Barriers associated with less favorable eating patterns among college students have included lack of time and self-efficacy in eating healthy meals; limited availability of healthy foods; influence of social networks; inadequate cooking skills; and food insecurity. Previous nutrition interventions have been implemented to improve college students’ food choices, such as nutrition education through videos, text messages and web-based avenues, in-class and web-based cooking demonstrations, and modifications at on-campus eating locations; however, not all of these interventions have been shown to be effective in changing behavior.
This current special issue invites manuscript submissions related to the latest research surrounding college students’ eating patterns/dietary intake and/or interventions that have aimed to promote optimal eating patterns/dietary intake among college students.
Dr. Rickelle Richards
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nutrients is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- College Students
- Eating patterns
- Dietary intake
- Food choices
- Nutrition Intervention