Special Issue "Nutrition, Choice and Health-Related Claims"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
The appearance and development of chronic diseases also known as non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has become one of the most common causes of deaths not only in the developed countries but also in the developing ones. Scientific evidence show that food consumption is one of the main causes that increases the risk of developing an NCD. In this context, policy makers have developed various intervention instruments to promote healthy diet and that lead to healthy habits and thus ensure the welfare of citizens. One of the mechanisms introduced to ensure more informed food purchases that lead to healthier diets is to provide information on the nutritional and health properties that certain food possess. This information is transmitted to consumers through different nutritional and health claims. Despite the high presence of health-related claims in the retailing sector, previous literature indicates that although people understand them, not many consumers report to use them. Hence, more research is needed to explore consumer behavior and food choices for food products that carry nutritional and health information and thus promote sustainable healthy eating.
The special issue deals with the role of nutritional properties and/or health-related claims of food products on welfare of citizens, choice preferences, choice behavior, healthy eating and healthy diet and, the willingness to pay. Papers addressing other interdisciplinary approaches, such as social psychology, food science and food marketing are also welcomed.
Dr. Tiziana de-Magistris
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- non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
- Health-related claims
- Functional and novel foods
- Consumer Preferences
- Consumer behaviour
- Sensorial analysis
- Consumer traits
- Healthy eating
- Healthy diet