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Special Issue "Food Variety and Nutrition Status"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 January 2020).
Interests: population health; health behaviours; health policy
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Food variety is well recognised to be important for optimal nutritional status across the life course with few exceptions—which are usually temporary, for example, exclusive consumption of breast milk for newborns. As such, dietary guidelines worldwide promote that people eat a wide variety of foods as part of a nutritious diet.
Food variety refers to the consumption of a mixture of foods from a range of food groups. The number and type of different foods consumed may vary within a food group, by meals across the day, from day to day, by season, and over the life course.
Measuring food variety is challenging, and achieving consumption of a wide variety of foods is expected to have a range of modifiable determinants. Understanding the role of food variety in promoting nutrition and health status is important to protect health. Therefore, this Special Issue of Nutrients titled “Food Variety and Nutrition Status” has been developed to compile research on this important topic. To better understand this complex area, we welcome all types of study design, in various populations using a range of methodologies.
Potential topics may include but are not limited to:
- Importance of food variety within a healthy diet;
- Associations between food variety and nutritional status and/or risk of chronic disease;
- Methodologies to measure food variety;
- Intervention studies or population initiatives to increase food variety.
Dr. Malcolm Riley
Dr. Gilly Hendrie
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.
- Food variety
- Diet diversity
- Health outcomes
- Diet quality
- Food consumption patterns
- Nutritional status