Child Obesity and Nutrition Promotion Intervention
Rito, Ana Isabel (editor)
Childhood obesity continues to be a global problem, with several regions showing increasing rates and others having one in every three children overweight despite an apparent halt or downward trend. Children are exposed to nutritional, social, and obesogenic environmental risks from different settings, and this affects their lifelong health. There is a consensus that high-quality multifaceted smart and cost-effective interventions enable children to grow with a healthy set of habits that have lifelong benefits to their wellbeing. The literature has shown that dietary approaches play key roles in improving children’s health, not only on a nutritional level but also in diet quality and patterns. An association between the nutritional strategy and other lifestyle components promotes a more comprehensive approach and should be envisioned in intervention studies. This Special Issue entitled “Child Obesity and Nutrition Promotion Intervention” combines original research manuscripts or reviews of the scientific literature concerning classic or innovative approaches to tackle this public health issue. It presents several nutritional interventions alongside lifestyle health factors, and outcome indicators of effectiveness and sustainability from traditional to ground-breaking methods to exploit both qualitative and quantitative approaches in tackling child obesity.
Keywordsserious game; gamification; eating behavior; food neophobia; willingness to taste; nutritional status; obesity; dietary habits; allergy; pulmonary function; allergic rhinitis; asthma; dietary habit; vegetable consumption; food intake; preschool children; Japan; nutrition; stress; mental health; family; health behavior; childhood obesity; health intervention; healthy lifestyle intervention; school-based intervention; MVPA; overweight and obesity; self-efficacy; adolescent girls; parent–child dyads; food availability; advertising; healthy diet; promotion programs; community-based program; school meals; salt intake; sodium consumption; schools; canteen; adolescents; implementation; purchase behaviour; overweight; machine learning; deep learning; statistical models; data science; BMI; child; surveillance; health; noncommunicable diseases; children; fruit; vegetables; soft drinks; energy balance-related behaviors; self-regulation skills; preschoolers; randomized controlled trial; intervention effects; parental educational level; intervention mapping; multicomponent intervention; school children; food and nutrition; intervention; healthy eating; food acceptance; tactile play; cooking; fish; health promotion; childhood overweight; risk; community; screening; tool; food environment; home; school; food consumption patterns; dietary intakes; macronutrients; micronutrients; Eastern Mediterranean Region; review; parental role modelling; family environment; availability and accessibility; cluster randomised controlled trial; minority; parents; prevention; diet; nutrition promotion; Black/African American; Hispanic; qualitative
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2021
Research & information: general
Biology, life sciences
Food & society