Special Issue "Environmental Influences on Dietary Intake of Children and Adolescents"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: childhood overweight; nutrition; physical activity; environmental influences
Childhood is a crucial period for establishing lifelong healthy nutritional habits. The environment has an important influence on children’s dietary intake. Within the socio-cultural environment, parents, grandparents, peers, siblings, teachers, and others are important, for instance, by modelling behavior, implementing rules, or expressing certain norms. In addition to such interpersonal influences, higher-level influences are also important. These include the influence that social media and marketing of unhealthy foods have on today’s youngsters. Within the physical environment, the availability of healthy and unhealthy foods at home, school, and food outlets in the neighbourhood, among others, are essential. At the same time, the costs of healthy and unhealthy foods are of undeniable importance. Policies regarding these factors can set environmental changes into motion and ensure their long-term maintenance.
The current Special Issue focuses on the influence of environmental factors (socio-cultural, physical, political, and/or economic) on the dietary intake of children and adolescents (0–18 years of age) within any setting (e.g., home, child-care, school, neighbourhood) or environmental level. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, those described above. All types of quantitative (both observational and intervention studies) and qualitative studies are welcomed.
Dr. Jessica S. Gubbels
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Children and adolescents
- Dietary intake
- Nutritional habits
- Environmental influences
- Social influences
- Availability, accessibility, and costs of food
- Nutrition-related policy