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Special Issue "Nutritional Approaches to the Prevention and Management of Childhood Obesity"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2015).
Dr. Nicole Larson
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
This Special Issue of Nutrients, entitled “Nutritional Approaches to the Prevention and Management of Childhood Obesity”, welcomes the submission of manuscripts either describing original research or reviewing the scientific literature. Manuscripts should focus on strategies for addressing one or more of the multiple levels of influence on weight-related eating behaviors in preschoolers, school-age children, and adolescents. Manuscripts that discuss theoretical models informing the design of interventions for preventing or managing obesity in pediatric populations are also welcomed.
Topics must have a clear focus on populations aged 2-18 years and discuss strategies for either preventing or managing excessive weight gain. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Home and family environment characteristics that may be modified to prevent overconsumption of energy-dense, nutrient-poor food choices or to encourage healthy alternatives
- School and child care practices that have the potential to impact weight-related eating behaviors
- Policy and environmental changes with the potential to impact weight-related eating behaviors
- Media and marketing practices with the potential to impact family food purchases or child consumption of energy-dense, nutrient-poor food choices and healthy alternatives
- The development or evaluation of nutritional interventions for treating overweight individuals and obesity in pediatric populations
- The potential unintended consequences associated with nutritional approaches to the prevention or management of childhood obesity
- Research strategies for developing a stronger understanding of nutritional approaches for either preventing or managing childhood obesity
Dr. Nicole Larson
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.
- nutrition policy
- food marketing
- food environment