Archives of Public Health is inviting submissions for a new thematic series entitled ‘the nutrition transition, a global public health problem‘ guest edited by Dr Stefanie Vandevijvere, University of Auckland School of Population Health.
Diets in the Western world began to shift in the 1970’s towards increased reliance upon processed foods. The same changes also appeared in the low and middle income world in the early 1990’s but did not become clearly recognized until diabetes, hypertension and obesity began to dominate the globe. This nutrition transition is rooted in the processes of globalization, therefore understanding the links between globalization and the nutrition transition can help policy makers develop policies addressing the global burden of chronic disease.
Archives of Public Health is seeking original manuscripts, review papers and policy papers addressing the following topics:
- Measurement of the nutrition transition and its global public health impact
- Links between the nutrition transition and health outcomes
- The role of the nutrition transition in the global obesity pandemic
- Measurement of the double burden of malnutrition in various continents
- Interventions and policies to stop the nutrition transition and its global public health impact.