Special Issue "Pediatric Obesity and Disordered Eating in Children and Adolescents Update"

A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Global and Public Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2024 | Viewed by 82

Special Issue Editors

Department of Healthy Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
Interests: pediatric obesity and weight management treatments; psychological comorbidities associated with pediatric obesity; disordered eating; behavioral family weight management interventions; telehealth pediatric weight management interventions; health disparities and cultural and community factors
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Dr. Sophie Lanciers
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Guest Editor
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
Interests: pediatric obesity, assessment, and medical weight management; the role of bariatric surgery in pediatrics; building a successful multidisciplinary family-oriented pediatric obesity program including telehealth and remote access

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pediatric obesity continues to be a critical public health issue due to its high prevalence and medical and psychological impacts. Despite the great advances made in the prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity, high rates of overweight and obesity persist in youth. In addition, disordered eating (e.g., eating in the absence of hunger, binge eating, etc.) in youth has increased in prevalence in recent decades, and is associated with short- and long-term consequences. Pediatric obesity or disordered eating put youth at risk for a number of physical and psychological comorbidities.

The aim of this updated Special Issue in Children is to highlight recent scientific advances examining associations between pediatric obesity and/or disordered eating in children and adolescents, as well as advances in treatment approaches for pediatric obesity or disordered eating in youth. We welcome manuscripts focused on young children through to young adults, and both healthy groups as well as samples that are overweight/obese. We welcome reviews and original research focused on novel interventions, as well as those that identify gaps in knowledge. Submissions that focus on key outcomes related to pediatric obesity and disordered eating, such as weight status, dietary intake, and disordered eating behaviors are also welcome, as are process evaluations that describe the development of approaches that will advance the treatment of pediatric obesity and/or disordered eating.

Dr. Crystal S. Lim
Dr. Sophie Lanciers
Guest Editors

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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Children 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 2400 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.


  • pediatric obesity
  • disordered eating
  • youth
  • young children
  • adolescents
  • prevention and interventions
  • treatment approaches

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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