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The Role of Obesogenic Dietary Behaviors in Children and Adolescents—2nd Edition

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Pediatric Nutrition".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2024) | Viewed by 158

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Department of Public Health and Prevention Science, Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH 44017, USA
Interests: childhood obesity prevention; summertime window of risk; food environments; child nutrition policy; food insecurity
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Guest Editor
Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
Interests: pediatric; obesity; habituation; physical activity; energy intake; children

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Overweight and obesity continue to persist as epidemics in developing and developed countries across the globe, including among children and adolescents. Of concern are the negative consequences associated with overweight and obesity including developmental, physical and mental health disorders, as well as the decreased academic performance that children and adolescents experience throughout childhood and the transition into adulthood.  It is known that child and adolescent dietary behaviors including low fruit and vegetable consumption or high fat and added sugar consumption, among others, have been associated with an increased risk of overweight and obesity. Moreover, childhood and adolescence are developmental phases that provide unique opportunities to shape food preferences, habits and behaviors that could mitigate the risk of obesity and other noncommunicable disease development. An additional circumstantial concern is the current COVID-19 pandemic that has resulted in disruptions to routines that could contribute to obesogenic behaviors, including dietary behaviors. The objective of this issue is to showcase the latest research on child and adolescent obesogenic dietary behaviors including contributors, health impacts and disparities. Original research and review articles will be accepted.

We therefore invite you to submit manuscripts to this Special Issue entitled “The Role of Obesogenic Dietary Behaviors in Children and Adolescents—2nd Edition”.

Dr. Laura C. Hopkins
Dr. Leonard H. Epstein
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2900 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.


  • overweight
  • obesity
  • chronic or noncommunicable diseases
  • dietary habits
  • dietary behaviors
  • dietary patterns
  • children
  • adolescents
  • food environment

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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