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International Conference "Food, Children and Youth: What’s Eating?”, 21-22 February 2014, at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (ICS-UL), Lisbon, Portugal


Children and youth food practices are becoming increasingly perceived as problematic, reflecting concerns on childhood overweight and obesity rates in several countries. Apart from issues with excess food, food deficit problems (malnutrition, food security) are becoming ever more present in both developed and developing countries, since the rise in fuel, energy and food prices (in the aftermath of the 2007-2008 crises and the austerity measures forcefully applied in some countries).

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