Special Issue "Food Marketing and Dietary Behaviors among Children"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2020).
The marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages is increasingly recognised as a key part of the ‘obesogenic’ food environment that is driving rising rates of childhood overweight and obesity across the world. This view is underpinned by an expanding body of evidence showing effects of food marketing exposure on both the antecedents of eating behavior (awareness, attitudes, preferences) and actual intake in young people, as well as modelled impacts on more distal health outcomes (e.g., body weight and disease incidence).
Changing media practices and the rapid advancement of digital technologies have meant that children’s experience of food marketing has shifted dramatically in recent years. The personalisation and targeting of digital marketing offers unique challenges to public health researchers seeking to understand its impact, just as it offers unparalleled opportunities for marketers to engage audiences with their persuasive messages.
Many topics remain underexplored: What impact does digital marketing have on young people’s dietary behaviors? Which persuasive marketing techniques affect dietary behaviors most? What role does marketing play in the normalization of dietary attitudes and behaviors?
This Special Issue of Nutrients, entitled “Food Marketing and Dietary Behaviors Among Children”, encourages the submission of original quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods manuscripts based on this topic describing research conducted with young people, particularly underrepresented groups (e.g., adolescents). Scientific reviews of the literature and manuscripts exploring novel assessments of marketing impact on dietary behavior are also welcome.
Dr. Emma Boyland
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Food and beverage marketing
- Dietary behaviour
- Digital media