Special Issue "Early Life Nutrition: From Nutrients to Systems"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: nutrition; early years; obesity prevention
The first five years of life is a period when dietary behaviours that promote optimal nutrition, growth and development are established or begin to track over the life course. The influence of early nutrition on health reflects the complex interplay between child and family factors with the broader social, physical, political and institutional environments in which children live, learn and eat. Nutrition promotion and health interventions, including obesity prevention, need to leverage a broad evidence-base spanning nutrition science, behavioural nutrition and public health nutrition policy and practice. This Special Issue of Nutrients, entitled; "Early Life Nutrition: From Nutrients to Systems" welcomes the submission of manuscripts describing either epidemiological, behavioural, methodological, qualitative, intervention or policy research.
Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Food intake and dietary behaviours of infants, toddlers and pre-school children
- Parent feeding practices, particularly in vulnerable populations
- Socio ecological predictors of early life nutrition
- Early life nutrition interventions targeting diet quality, growth (e.g., obesity), health (e.g., dental caries) and development (e.g., cognitive development)
- Measuring diet in young children
- Early life nutrition service delivery: policy, economic and practice implications
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 2000 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.
- Dietary intake
- Socio-ecological model
- Infant, toddler and pre-schoolers
- Obesity prevention