About this Research Topic
This Research Topic aims to publish original, high-quality, and relevant articles measuring the direct and indirect economic and health impacts of empirical or theoretical dietary interventions in different population settings in order to subside cost-effective practice and policies.
Original research, systematic review, review, methods, and brief research report articles including but not limited to the following topics are welcome:
• Diet cost with respect to several aspects: health, safety, social acceptability, and sustainability;
• Economic analysis of dietary interventions (regarding foods or specific nutrients) in a population. For example, how many deaths and incident cases would be prevented? How much would the intervention cost and how many individuals could afford those diets? How much would be saved by the health systems as a consequence of the dietary interventions?
• Assessment of economic and health impacts of policies and dietary guidelines;
• Methodologies to estimate the health (mortality, morbidity, life expectancy) and economic impacts of dietary interventions;
• Associations between food prices, income, and health outcomes.
Keywords: diet cost, food prices, economics, burden of diseases, dietary interventions, cost-effectiveness
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.