Public Health Nutrition

Public Health NutritionPublic Health Nutrition focuses on the promotion of good health through nutrition and the primary prevention of nutrition related illness in the population. This international journal is essential reading for all specialists involved with nutritional epidemiological research, the role of nutrition in public health, and the identification of practical solutions to public health problems. It has an international perspective. The journal provides a forum for the cross-linkage of ideas relevant to the solution of nutrition related health problems. It welcomes original research papers, topical review articles, editorials, invited commentaries, Letters to the Editor, book reviews, and announcements.

2.433 (Nutrition and Dietetics 38/77, Public, Environmental & Occupational Health 49/172)

Dr Marilyn Tseng
California Polytechnic State University, USA



All papers are peer reviewed.

The editors are always happy to receive ideas for special issues or to be contacted prior to formal submission of papers to discuss the potential suitability of papers.
We expect authors to declare any conflicting interests and the source of funding for their research.

Authors retain copyright of their own material. 


Public Health Nutrition is essential reading for:

  • Nutritionists and dietitians involved in nutritional epidemiology research, primary prevention, public health, and health promotion
  • Epidemiologists and health promotion specialists interested in the role of nutrition in disease prevention
  • Academics and those involved in fieldwork and the application of research to identify practical solutions to important public health problems


  • Nutritional epidemiology - studies relating nutrition to health or disease risk
  • Nutrition related health promotion
  • Evaluation of effectiveness of intervention studies aimed at improving health
  • Role of nutrition in high risk and vulnerable groups
  • Development of research methods, validation of measures, calibration
  • Population based research related to primary prevention of illness

Public Health Nutrition will publish special issues and supplementary issues. These focus on topics of major interest. Articles published more than two years ago are freely available online.


Public Health Nutrition is covered by CAB ABSTRACTS®, Index Medicus® (MEDLINE®), EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, BIOSIS® Database and CINAHL® Database

PHN is published online for the Nutrition Society by Cambridge University Press. Sign up to 'Table of Contents' alert to receive regular updates.

This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics.


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