Maternal & Child Nutrition

Cover image for Vol. 13 Issue 3

Edited By: Victoria Hall Moran and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla

Impact Factor: 2.528

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 23/121 (Pediatrics); 39/81 (Nutrition & Dietetics)

Online ISSN: 1740-8709

Overview


Maternal & Child Nutrition addresses fundamental aspects of nutrition and its outcomes in women and their children, both in early and later life, and keeps its audience fully informed about new initiatives, the latest research findings and innovative ways of responding to changes in public attitudes and policy. Drawing from global sources, the Journal provides an invaluable source of up to date information for health professionals, academics and service users with interests in maternal and child nutrition. Its scope includes pre-conception, antenatal and postnatal maternal nutrition, women's nutrition throughout their reproductive years, and fetal, neonatal, infant, child and adolescent nutrition and their effects throughout life. Topics covered include:  

  • Nutritional needs of mothers and their children in health and disease

  • Physiological, sociocultural, psychological, economic and political aspects of nutrition

  • Health Improvement

  • Health education

  • Health policy and assessment in practice

  • Inter-agency initiatives

  • Food safety and related environmental and regulatory issues

  • Nutritional risk assessment

  • Evaluation of interventions aimed at improving health

  • The role of nutrition in both healthy and vulnerable groups

  • Development of research methods, validation of measures


Aims and Scope


The high profile of maternal and child nutrition has highlighted the need for a focused, well-respected and dedicated forum for the presentation of original research findings in this field. Maternal & Child Nutrition keeps the audience fully informed about new initiatives, the latest research findings and innovative ways of responding to changes in public attitudes. Drawing from global sources, the Journal provides an invaluable source of up-to-date information for health professionals, academics and service users with interests in maternal and infant nutrition.

The scope of Maternal & Child Nutrition includes pre-conceptual nutrition, antenatal and postnatal maternal nutrition, women’s nutrition throughout their reproductive years, and fetal, neonatal, infant and child nutrition, up to and including adolescence.

Topics covered include:

  • Nutritional needs of mothers and their children in health and illness

  • Physiological, socio-cultural, psychological, economic and political aspects of the nutrition of mothers and their children

  • Health promotion

  • Health education

  • Health policy and assessment in practice

  • Inter-agency initiatives and programmes

  • Consideration of United Nations and other organisations’ activities

  • Food safety, and related environmental and regulatory issues

  • Discussion of foods for specific medical purposes

  • Food and drink as health promoting

  • Studies relating nutrition to health or disease risk in mothers and their children

  • Evaluation of effectiveness of intervention studies aimed at improving health

  • Role of nutrition in healthy groups and in high risk and vulnerable groups

  • Development of research methods, validation of measures


Keywords


nutrition, maternal, child, paediatrics, pediatrics, infant, baby, neonate, food, dietetics, obstetrics, midwifery, health


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