Newswise — With the recently expanded scope of Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB), the editors are planning a special issue devoted to nutrition economics. Dr. Joanne Guthrie, Assistant Deputy Director for Nutrition in the Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program (FANRP) at ERS, will author the opening Perspective.

Topics include but are not limited to behavioral economics, consumer food behavior as it relates to economics, cost benefits of programs, food budgeting and related areas, or how economic status of individuals or communities affects food access or intake.

To be considered for this special issue to be published in November 2016, manuscripts should be submitted through the Journals submission system by June 15, 2016. Author guidelines are online at http://www.jneb.org/content/authorinfo. Questions should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Karen Chapman-Novakofski at editor@jneb.org.