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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food intake, appetite, and weight status.


Dr Stuart Flint, Scaled Insights' President and Associate Professor in Psychology at University of Leeds, will be guest editing a special issue of a journal aimed at better understanding how COVID-19 is impacting upon people's food intake, appetite and weight status.

Research has shown a light on the many and diverse changes that the pandemic has caused in the way we eat as well as what and how much is eaten.


The aim of this special issue is to disseminate papers which have investigated the impact which the COVID-19 pandemic has had on any aspect of the cultural, social, psychological, sensory and physiological factors determining the selection and intake of foods and drinks. Papers are welcome which present research drawn from observational, experimental, and/or trial-based approaches, and applying methods which are qualitative, quantitative or mixed.


Manuscripts will be handled through the normal, rigorous review process, but the timeline will be expedited to ensure that important findings are published in response to the urgent need for more data in this field. The special issue will be coordinated by Professor Marion Hetherington, University of Leeds and guest edited by Dr Stuart Flint, President of Scaled Insights and Associate Professor, University of Leeds.

Papers are invited NOW for September/October 2020 publication dates.


Inquiries, including questions about appropriate topics, may be sent electronically to Prof. Marion Hetherington <M.Hetherington@leeds.ac.uk>

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