Journal of Obesity

Behavioral Determinants of Obesity: Research Findings and Policy Implications


Publishing date
01 Mar 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Sep 2011

1School of Health and Natural Sciences, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT 06759, USA

2Department of Counseling Psychology and Applied Educational Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115-5000, USA

3Department of Psychology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06457-0408, USA

4Thompson Consulting, LLC, Milwaukee, WI, USA


Behavioral Determinants of Obesity: Research Findings and Policy Implications

Description

“Obesity is the biggest unrecognized public health problem in the world” (2009-2010 Report International Association for the Study of Obesity). Reversing the global obesity epidemic requires a better understanding of the evidence to date relating to factors which may contribute to excess energy intake and weight gain, particularly those determinants of lifestyle factors such as dietary intake and nutrition. This special issue of the journal will focus on the behavioral determinants (psychological, socioeconomic, and environmental) of dietary intake and nutrition, and how these determinants influence obesity/weight. Articles may address either direct associations between behavioral factors and obesity (behavioral factors → obesity) or indirect associations via the mediating influence of dietary intake and nutrition (behavioral factors → dietary intake and nutrition → obesity). Authors are encouraged to consider the policy implications of their research or review. The editors of this special issue welcome original research articles as well as review papers on humans of any age and health status. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The contributions of the family (home) environment to dietary intake, meal, and snacking patterns and obesity risk
  • Environmental determinants (built and social environment, cultural factors) of eating behavior and nutrition
  • The effect of food industry initiatives on dietary intake and nutrition
  • Impulsivity, emotional regulation, and eating behavior
  • Socioeconomic status and obesity
  • Food purchasing behaviors and obesity
  • The association between physical activity, dietary behaviors, and obesity prevalence
  • The underlying mechanisms for the association between dietary restraint, dieting, and obesity

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jobes/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 150732
  • - Editorial

Behavioral Determinants of Obesity: Research Findings and Policy Implications

Sandra G. Affenito | Debra L. Franko | ... | Douglas Thompson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 737891
  • - Research Article

Home Availability and the Impact of Weekly Stressful Events Are Associated with Fruit and Vegetable Intake among African American and Hispanic/Latina Women

Tracey A. Ledoux | Scherezade K. Mama | ... | Rebecca E. Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 213547
  • - Research Article

Overweight and Obesity among Palestinian Adults: Analyses of the Anthropometric Data from the First National Health and Nutrition Survey (1999-2000)

Ziad Abdeen | Christine Jildeh | ... | Haleama Al Sabbah
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 934895
  • - Research Article

Targeting Policy for Obesity Prevention: Identifying the Critical Age for Weight Gain in Women

Trevor J. B. Dummer | Sara F. L. Kirk | ... | Louise Parker
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 857697
  • - Research Article

Fast Food Consumption and Food Prices: Evidence from Panel Data on 5th and 8th Grade Children

Tamkeen Khan | Lisa M. Powell | Roy Wada
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 297195
  • - Research Article

Is Field of Study or Location Associated with College Students' Snacking Patterns?

Laura H. McArthur | Donald Holbert | William Forsythe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 912645
  • - Research Article

Local Context Influence, Activity Space, and Foodscape Exposure in Two Canadian Metropolitan Settings: Is Daily Mobility Exposure Associated with Overweight?

Alexandre Lebel | Yan Kestens | ... | S. V. Subramanian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 342386
  • - Research Article

Adolescent Weight Status and Related Behavioural Factors: Web Survey of Physical Activity and Nutrition

Kate E. Storey | Laura E. Forbes | ... | Linda J. McCargar
Journal of Obesity
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