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Special Issue "International Breakfast Research Consortium"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mathilde Kersting

Research Department Child Nutrition, Pediatric University Clinic Bochum, Alexandrinenstraße 5, 44791 Bochum, Germany
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Interests: preventive recommendations for the nutrition of infants, children of adolescents; early origins of adult disease

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nutrients is preparing a Special Issue to publish a series of papers from the International Breakfast Research Initiative (IBRI), which involves Canada, Denmark, France, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Researchers from each centre will prepare a paper based on their own national dietary survey data along harmonised lines documenting both in children and adults the regularity of breakfast consumption, the contribution of breakfast to daily nutrient intake, the main food sources of breakfast nutrients and breakfast food and nutrient intakes across tertiles of the overall quality of the daily diet using the Nutrient Rich Foods index. The emphasis will be on nutritional outcomes of breakfast intake rather than any measure of health outcome, such as weight management, glycaemia, cognition or cardiovascular health. In addition, there will be an introductory paper to scope out the present global status. The above-mentioned papers will be complimented by a paper outlining a dietary modelling approach to derive an optimal breakfast composition. The data of the IBRI will be used in an attempt to develop specific guidelines on nutrient and food intakes at breakfast and this will form the basis of the final paper in this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Mathilde Kersting
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast nutrients
  • Breakfast foods
  • Optimizing food and nutrient guidelines for breakfast

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Open AccessReview Breakfast in Human Nutrition: The International Breakfast Research Initiative
Nutrients 2018, 10(5), 559; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10050559
Received: 12 March 2018 / Revised: 19 April 2018 / Accepted: 27 April 2018 / Published: 1 May 2018
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Breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal of the day and in recent years has been implicated in weight control, cardio-metabolic risk factors and cognitive performance although, at present, the literature remains inconclusive as to the precise health benefits of
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Breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal of the day and in recent years has been implicated in weight control, cardio-metabolic risk factors and cognitive performance although, at present, the literature remains inconclusive as to the precise health benefits of breakfast. There are extensive reports of breakfast’s contributions to daily food and nutrient intakes, as well as many studies that have compared daily food and nutrient intakes by breakfast consumers and skippers. However, significant variation exists in the definitions of breakfast and breakfast skippers, and in methods used to relate breakfast nutrient intakes to overall diet quality. The present review describes a novel and harmonised approach to the study of the nutritional impact of breakfast through The International Breakfast research Initiative involving national dietary survey data from Canada, Denmark, France, Spain, the UK and the USA. It is anticipated that the analysis of such data along harmonised lines, will allow the project to achieve its primary goal of exploring approaches to defining optimal breakfast food and nutrient intakes. Such data will be of value to public health nutrition policy-makers and food manufacturers and will also allow consistent messaging to help consumers to optimize food choices at breakfast. Full article
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