Food and Nutrition Bulletin

Food and Nutrition Bulletin

2016 Impact Factor: 1.648
2016 Ranking: 57/129 in Food Science & Technology | 61/81 in Nutrition & Dietetics
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Dr. Noel Solomons Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism (CeSSIAM), Guatemala City, Guatemala

eISSN: 15648265 | ISSN: 03795721 | Current volume: 38 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

The Food and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB) is a peer-reviewed, academic journal published quarterly by the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation.

The FNB is one of the leading resources used by researchers, academics, nutrition policy makers and planners in over 125 countries to obtain the most current research and policy information related to nutrition in developing countries. The FNB publishes articles by researchers from around the world that explore critical nutrition issues and potential solutions that developing countries face: undernutrition, malnutrition, nutrient bioavailability, food safety, etc.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The focus of the journal is to highlight original scientific articles on nutrition research, policy analyses, and state-of-the-art summaries relating to multidisciplinary efforts to alleviate the problems of hunger and malnutrition in the developing world.

Since its inception in 1978, the FNB has encouraged developing country authorship and offers page charge waivers for eligible scientists.

The FNB also serves as the principal outlet for the publication of reports of working groups and other activities of organizations such as United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN) and its Advisory Group on Nutrition, the the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations University (UNU), the World Bank, the World Food Programme (WFP), and other organizations that have an interest in food and nutrition.

The FNB remains committed to its original goal of disseminating the journal as widely as possible to eligible researchers and educators, and relies on corporate and foundation funding to help offset the editorial costs and subsidize subscriptions and page charges.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Dr. Noel Solomons Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism (CeSSIAM), Guatemala City, Guatemala
Senior Associate Editor
Dr. Irwin H. Rosenberg Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism (CeSSIAM), Guatemala City, Guatemala
Associate Editors
Dr. Barbara A. Bowman Atlanta, GA
Dr. Beatrice Lorge Rogers Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA
Managing Editor
Corey O'Hara Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA
Editorial Board
Dr. Lindsay Allen USDA, ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
Dr. Erick Boy-Gallego HarvestPlus-International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC
Dr. Saskia de Pee United World Food Programme, Rome, Italy
Dr. Cutberto Garza Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Dr. Shibani Ghosh Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation, Boston, MA
Dr. Lawrence Haddad Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Geneva, Switzerland
Dr. Davidson H. Hamer Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine, Boston, MA
Dr. Sonja Y. Hess Program in International and Community Nutrition, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
Dr. Anna Lartey University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, West Africa
Dr. Reynaldo Martorell Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Ellen Messer Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University / Department of Gastronomy and Food Studies, Boston University, Boston, MA
Dr. Simin Nikbin Meydani Tufts University, Boston, MA
Dr. Lynette M. Neufeld Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Geneva, Switzerland
Dr. Akoto K. Osei Department of Social Affairs, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Dr. Helena Pachon Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Gretel H. Pelto Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Dr. Karen Peterson Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Jorge L. Rosado University of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
Dr. Susan C. Scrimshaw The Sage Colleges, Troy and Albany, NY
Geoffry Smith Essential Micronutrients Foundation, Singapore
Dr. Sherry A. Tanumihardjo University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Dr. Sherry A. Tanumihardjo University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
Dr. Aron M. Troen Institute of Biochemistry Food Science and Nutrition, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dr. Ricardo Uauy University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
Dr. Emorn Udomkesmalee Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Dr. Keith P. West, Jr. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
Dr. Helen Young Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA
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  • Editorial Policy

    Editorial Office
    Food and Nutrition Bulletin
    Corey O'Hara, Managing Editor
    HNRC - 711 Washington St. - Mezzanine
    Boston, MA 02111, USA

    The Food and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB) is a peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on human nutrition research and nutrition policy issues in the developing world. Articles published in the FNB provide access to the latest policy analyses, state-of-the-art summaries, and original scientific articles which examine multidisciplinary efforts to alleviate the problems of hunger and malnutrition. The FNB is also a vehicle for summaries of international meetings that satisfy the above criteria.

    Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Authors will be required to set up an online account on the SAGE Track system powered by ScholarOne. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content.

    Page Charges
    The FNB has a page charge of US $150.00 per printed page for unsolicited original research articles. Page charges do not apply to solicited articles. Authors contributing to special issues and supplements are not responsible for page charges.

    Authors from developing countries who do not have support to cover page charges may request a page charge waiver form, to be completed and submitted when a manuscript has been accepted for publication. Each waiver request will be decided on a case-by-case basis by FNB editors. Articles acknowledging financial support and/or affiliation with large NGOs or government or academic institutions will not be eligible for waivers. It is expected that authors will include publication costs when applying for research grants, so authors who publish regularly in the FNB should not expect to receive more than one page charge waiver.

    It is expressly understood that articles published in the Bulletin do not necessarily represent the views of the FNB or the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation. The views expressed and the accuracy of the information on which they are based are the responsibility of the authors. Some articles in the FNB are reports of various international committees and working groups and represent the consensus of the individuals involved; whether or not they also represent the opinions or policies of the sponsoring organizations is expressly stated.

    Content and Style Guidelines

    The editors of the Food and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB) welcome contributions relating to human nutrition research and nutrition policy issues in the developing world (please see Content Guidelines below). Submission of an article does not guarantee publication; acceptance depends on the judgment of the editors and reviewers as to its relevance and quality. Contributors should examine recent issues of the Bulletin for content and style, and should also review the FNB Editorial Policy prior to submitting an article.

    The following is an outline of the content and style guidelines and formatting required for all FNB submissions. Please review carefully, and prepare your manuscript according to these guidelines. Manuscripts that do not conform to these guidelines will be returned to the corresponding author for correction.

    Content Guidelines
    The Food and Nutrition Bulletin accepts policy analyses, state-of-the-art summaries, and original scientific articles relating to multidisciplinary efforts to alleviate the problems of world hunger and malnutrition in the developing world. Any disciplinary or conceptual approach relevant to problems of world hunger and malnutrition is welcome, and controversy over some of the articles is anticipated. All potentially acceptable manuscripts are peer-reviewed. Articles published in the FNB must be broadly applicable; scientific articles of interest only to individuals in a single discipline or within a single country or region will not be accepted.
    Other content: In addition to the types of articles outlined above, Letters to the Editor pertaining to articles previously published in FNB are encouraged, and will be printed if judged to have an adequate basis and to be of sufficient general interest. Also of interest are “Short Communications,” defined as papers that explore a topic with the customary scientific rigor, but that do not need extensive analysis and discussion of the data or that have useful information that is not sufficient for a full article. These would be identified as such at the beginning of each article.
    Peer reviewer recommendations: All submissions must be accompanied by a list of 2-5 suggested peer reviewers. Corresponding authors should provide a list of suggested reviewers that includes the reviewers’ names, affiliations, and email addresses upon submission. Manuscripts will not be sent out for peer review until these contact names are received.

    Formatting Guidelines

    Language: All submissions must be in English.
    Format: Manuscripts should be prepared on a computer in Microsoft Word, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins, and submitted electronically to FNB's SAGE Track site (
    Style: Manuscripts will be edited largely in accordance with the AMA Manual of Style (10th edition; 2007).
    Ethical approval of studies and informed consent: For investigations of human subjects, authors should state in the Methods section the manner in which informed consent was obtained from the study participants (ie, oral or written), and describe how the study investigators protected the rights of participants as described in the Declaration of Helsinki.
    Conflicts of interest and other disclosures: Authors must confirm upon submission that the manuscript is an original work, and has not been submitted for publication elsewhere. Additionally, authors must explicitly state any potential financial or other conflicts of interest in a cover letter accompanying submission of their manuscript. Finally, the corresponding author will need to verify that each author listed has seen and approved the form and content of the submitted article.
    Listing of authorship and contributions: In keeping with editorial best practices, FNB strongly encourages authors to provide a brief description of the scope of contribution of each author. This should be included in the Acknowledgments section, or a separate Authorship section at the end of the paper. Additionally, upon manuscript acceptance, authors will need to sign a statement that confirms that all who contributed to the research are listed and acknowledged. For further information on authorship guidelines, please see the ICMJE guidelines here.
    Abstract: A structured abstract of no more than 250 words should be included at the beginning of the manuscript, in the following format:

    • Background: The context of the problem that was investigated, with relevant historical information.
    • Objective: A one-or two-sentence description of the purpose of the study and what the authors expected to find.
    • Methods: Outline of study design, subject selection, analytical methods, and data analysis.
    • Results: What was found based on the data. Give specific data and their statistical significance here if possible.
    • Conclusions: Provide a one- or two-sentence description of the conclusions, based on the results.

    Emphasize new and important aspects of the study or observations. Do not include any information that is not given in the body of the article. Do not cite references or use abbreviations or acronyms in the abstract.
    Keywords: Authors should provide a minimum of four key words for the article.
    Tables and Figures: Tables should be placed on separate pages at the end of the manuscript file. Footnotes should be keyed to the relevant data points by letters or symbols. The original data files for figures that use bar graphs, scatterplots, or other graphic representations of data must be included as part of the initial submission. Please double-check your data for accuracy and consistency with the text.
    Photos and Illustrations: Please submit photos and illustrations in TIFF, JPEG, PDF, or EPS formats. MS Office files (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) are also accepted. All figures should be submitted in their original format and with a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
    Images supplied in color will be published in color online and black and white in print at no charge, and may be printed in color for a fee. Images should be comprehensible in black and white as well as in color. The captions should reflect this by not using words indicating color.
    Units of measure: All measurements should be expressed in metric units. If other units are used, their metric equivalent should be indicated.
    Currency: Whenever monetary values are listed, they should also include the equivalent in US dollars.
    Abbreviations: Please spell out all abbreviations used on the first reference.
    Heading levels in the text:

    • Heading 1 (eg, Abstract, Keywords, Intro, Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgment, References) should be in 14 point bold.
    • Heading 2 should be in 12 point bold.
    • Heading 3 should be in 12 point bold italic.
    • Please do not use numbers to designate order in headers or titles.

    Footnotes: If possible, please keep footnotes concise and to a minimum.
    References: In-text references should be numbered in consecutive order, and should be denoted with superscripts. For more detailed information, please see References section below.
    Authors’ Note: If the material in the article has been previously presented or is planned to be published elsewhere in the future—in the same or modified form—a note should be included giving the details.
    Cover Page
    Please format the cover page and text of your manuscript as follows:

    • Title in 14 point bold
    • First and last name of all authors with superscripted affiliations
    • Numbered list of affiliations, which should include just the name of the organization, city, and state and/or country. University departments, etc should not be included.
    • Corresponding author information, including name, mailing address, and email.


    • We prefer that authors use the software EndNote® or the Endnote feature in MS Word when compiling references. If references are created manually, the author will be responsible for renumbering all references in the text and reference section if changes are required.
    • References should be listed at the end of the article and should comply with the AMA Manual of Style (10th Edition). Citation examples are listed below.
    • Please number references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in the text and tables and figure legends by superscripted arabic numerals. References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the first mention of the relevant table or figure in the text.
    • Be sure that all references are complete and current; the accuracy of references is the responsibility of the author. Please double-check that reference numbers correspond to the correct numbers in the text.
    • Unpublished papers and papers submitted for publication but not yet accepted should not be listed as references. They may be listed in the text only as “unpublished data.”

    Reference Examples

    Journal article
    Nakaki T, Saito K, Ida-Yonemochi H, Nakagawa E, Kenmotsu S, Ohshima H. Contribution of donor and host mesenchyme to the transplanted tooth germs. J Dent Res. 2015;94(1):112-120.

    Journal article published online ahead of print
    Burrus MT, Werner BC, Starman JS, et al. Chronic leg pain in athletes [published online August 25, 2014]. Am J Sports Med. doi:10.1177/0363546514545859

    Goldberg L, Elliot DL. Exercise for Prevention and Treatment of Illness. Philadelphia, PA: FA Davis Co; 1994.

    Chapter in book
    Gamble VN. On becoming a physician: a dream not deferred. In: White EC, ed. The BlackWomen’s Health Book: Speaking for Ourselves. Seattle, WA: Seal Press; 1990:52-64.

    Internet source
    World Food Programme. Food quality control. Food specifications: Oil (fortified). Accessed June 4, 2012.
    (If original URLs are very long [more than one standard line], it is recommended that authors include shortened URLs when possible. Shortened URLs can be created from sites such as or

    Items presented at a meeting but not published
    Durbin D, Kallan M, Elliott M, Arbogast K, Cornejo R, Winston F. Risk of injury to restrained children from passenger air bags. Paper presented at: 46th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement for Automotive Medicine; September 2002; Tempe, AZ.

    Thesis or dissertation
    Heinig MJ. Relationship of Energy and Protein Intake and Complementary Feeding to Growth Patterns of Breastfed and Formula-fed Infants [dissertation]. Davis, CA: University of California; 1992. 

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