Food Systems for Children and Adolescents

Elsevier, January 2021

This is a special issue on food systems for children and adolescents with research on food marketing, nutrition and sustaining healthy diets and food supply chains. It brings together research advancing SDGs 2, zero hunger, SDG 3, good health and wellbeing and SDG 12, responsible production and consumption. 

Elsevier,

Global Food Security, Volume 27, 2020

This paper summarizes key learnings on effective intervention design, and discusses relevant policy and programmatic implications (as organized according to the Nuffield ladder). The paper concludes with a call for greater urgency in addressing influencers of children’s diets and the need for a cross-sectoral approach to policy design.
Elsevier,

Global Food Security, Volume 27, 2020
 

Optimal dietary intake is essential for children’s growth and long-term health. This paper provides an overview of existing dietary recommendations, and concludes that nutritious and sustainable food systems must be a global priority when identifying strategies to optimize children’s nutrition.
Elsevier,

Global Food Security, Volume 27, 2020

Food marketing is related to growing rates of childhood obesity internationally. In this paper, the authors argue that regulations on digital food marketing need to be put in place to protect children.
Elsevier,

Global Food Security,
Volume 27,
2020,
100403,
ISSN 2211-9124,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2020.100403.

This scoping review examines the influence of external and internal food environment interventions on the diets of children and adolescents. Several interventions in school and community settings, including social protection interventions to adjust affordability, show promising results for improving diets.
Elsevier,

Global Food Security,
Volume 27,
2020,
100413,
ISSN 2211-9124,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2020.100413.

This paper focuses on food behaviours of caregivers, children, and adolescents using a case study approach. There are numerous facilitators and barriers to uptake interventions aimed at improving dietary behaviours of children and adolescents.
Elsevier,

Global Food Security,
Volume 27,
2020,
100443,
ISSN 2211-9124,

This paper describes the relationship between agriculture, food supply chains and children’s and adolescents’ diets and their food accessibility, advancing knowledge on SDG 2, zero hunger.
Elsevier,

Global Food Security,
Volume 27,
2020,
100414,
ISSN 2211-9124,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2020.100414

A child-centred food system makes healthy diets available, affordable, appealing and aspirational. To achieve this a package of actions is needed to coherently reorient food systems towards healthy diets for children; this paper presents a 6-step assessment to identify and prioritize these actions.
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Global Food Security,
Volume 27,
2020,
100436,
ISSN 2211-9124,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2020.100436.

This paper introduces the Innocenti framework. This framework conceptualizes the dynamic linkages between the elements of the food system, and highlights the importance of comprehensively looking at the different determinants, influences, and drivers that shape food systems for children and adolescents.
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Global Food Security,
Volume 27,
2020,
100442,
ISSN 2211-9124,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2020.100442.

This paper provides an overview of children and adolescents’ diet. Food systems need to be redesigned to improve diet quality in children 0-19 years in order to address the multiple burdens of malnutrition. Data systems also need to be strengthened to track data quality among children. This article advances knowledge on SDG 2 and 3.
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Global Food Security,
Volume 27,
2020,
100419,
ISSN 2211-9124,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2020.100419.

This paper describes how age-specific characteristics influence how children and adolescents engage with their food system. Special attention is needed to protect children’s and adolescents’ abilities to secure diets that are desirable, nutritious, safe, affordable, and sustainable.