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  1. Review

    Framework for the design and delivery of organized physical activity sessions for children and adolescents: rationale and description of the ‘SAAFE’ teaching principles

    The economic burden of inactivity is substantial, with conservative estimates suggesting the global cost to health care systems is more than US$50 billion. School-based programs, including physical education a...

    David R. Lubans, Chris Lonsdale, Kristen Cohen, Narelle Eather, Mark R. Beauchamp, Philip J. Morgan, Benjamin D. Sylvester and Jordan J. Smith

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:24

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  2. Research

    Validation of the comprehensive feeding practice questionnaire among school aged children in Jordan: a factor analysis study

    Obesity has become a significant worldwide contributor to morbidity with an alarming increase in the incidence of childhood obesity. Few studies have evaluated parental feeding practices and their impact on ch...

    Walid A. Al-Qerem, Jonathan Ling and Abdul Qader AlBawab

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:23

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  3. Review

    Measurement of availability and accessibility of food among youth: a systematic review of methodological studies

    Comprehensive and psychometrically tested measures of availability and accessibility of food are needed in order to explore availability and accessibility as determinants and predictors of dietary behaviors. T...

    Mekdes K. Gebremariam, Cristina Vaqué-Crusellas, Lene F. Andersen, F. Marijn Stok, Marta Stelmach-Mardas, Johannes Brug and Nanna Lien

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:22

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  4. Research

    Municipal investment in off-road trails and changes in bicycle commuting in Minneapolis, Minnesota over 10 years: a longitudinal repeated cross-sectional study

    We studied the effect of key development and expansion of an off-road multipurpose trail system in Minneapolis, Minnesota between 2000 and 2007 to understand whether infrastructure investments are associated w...

    Jana A. Hirsch, Katie A. Meyer, Marc Peterson, Le Zhang, Daniel A. Rodriguez and Penny Gordon-Larsen

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:21

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  5. Research

    Long-term effects of a web-based cancer aftercare intervention on moderate physical activity and vegetable consumption among early cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial

    The number of cancer survivors is growing. Negative physical and psychosocial consequences of cancer treatment can occur during survivorship. Following healthy lifestyle recommendations is beneficial to increa...

    Iris M. Kanera, Roy A. Willems, Catherine A. W. Bolman, Ilse Mesters, Peter Verboon and Lilian Lechner

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:19

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  6. Review

    Impact of universal interventions on social inequalities in physical activity among older adults: an equity-focused systematic review

    Physical activity is one of the most important contributors to healthy aging. Public health strategies aiming to promote physical activity among older adults are increasingly being implemented. However, little...

    Gesa Lehne and Gabriele Bolte

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:20

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  7. Review

    Review of behaviour change interventions to reduce population salt intake

    Excess salt intake is a major cause of raised blood pressure—the leading risk factor for death and disability worldwide. Although behaviour change interventions such as awareness campaigns and health education...

    Kathy Trieu, Emma McMahon, Joseph Alvin Santos, Adrian Bauman, Kellie-Ann Jolly, Bruce Bolam and Jacqui Webster

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:17

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  8. Review

    Behaviour change techniques targeting both diet and physical activity in type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    Changing diet and physical activity behaviour is one of the cornerstones of type 2 diabetes treatment, but changing behaviour is challenging. The objective of this study was to identify behaviour change technique...

    Kevin A. Cradock, Gearóid ÓLaighin, Francis M. Finucane, Heather L. Gainforth, Leo R. Quinlan and Kathleen A. Martin Ginis

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:18

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  9. Research

    Motivational theater to increase consumption of vegetable dishes by preschool children

    By 3 years of age, many children have developed a dislike for certain foods, particularly vegetables. Seventy-five percent of young children consume less than the recommended levels for vegetables. The objecti...

    Theresa Nicklas, Sandra Lopez, Yan Liu, Rabab Saab and Robert Reiher

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:16

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  10. Review

    The neighbourhood physical environment and active travel in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Perceived and objectively-assessed aspects of the neighbourhood physical environment have been postulated to be key contributors to regular engagement in active travel (AT) in older adults. We systematically r...

    Ester Cerin, Andrea Nathan, Jelle van Cauwenberg, David W. Barnett and Anthony Barnett

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:15

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  11. Research

    Impact of physical activity level and dietary fat content on passive overconsumption of energy in non-obese adults

    Passive overconsumption is the increase in energy intake driven by the high-fat energy-dense food environment. This can be explained in part because dietary fat has a weaker effect on satiation (i.e. process t...

    Kristine Beaulieu, Mark Hopkins, John Blundell and Graham Finlayson

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:14

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  12. Research

    Physical activity levels objectively measured among older adults: a population-based study in a Southern city of Brazil

    Low levels of physical activity are currently observed in all age groups around the world. Among older adults physical activity is even lower, potentially influencing quality of life, incidence of diseases and...

    Virgílio Viana Ramires, Fernando César Wehrmeister, Andrea Wendt Böhm, Leony Galliano, Ulf Ekelund, Soren Brage and Inácio Crochemore Mohnsam da Silva

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:13

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  13. Research

    Meal planning is associated with food variety, diet quality and body weight status in a large sample of French adults

    Meal planning could be a potential tool to offset time scarcity and therefore encourage home meal preparation, which has been linked with an improved diet quality. However, to date, meal planning has received ...

    Pauline Ducrot, Caroline Méjean, Vani Aroumougame, Gladys Ibanez, Benjamin Allès, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot, Serge Hercberg and Sandrine Péneau

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:12

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  14. Methodology

    Validation of an iPad activity to measure preschool children’s food and physical activity knowledge and preferences

    Preschool children’s knowledge of, and preference for food and physical activity play an important role in the development of lifestyle behaviors throughout childhood. Valid and reliable instruments that are i...

    Nicola Wiseman, Neil Harris and Martin Downes

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:11

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  15. Review

    Comparison of psychometric properties between usual-week and past-week self-reported physical activity questionnaires: a systematic review

    The aim was to critically appraise the methodological quality of studies and determine the psychometric qualities of Past-week and Usual-week Physical Activity Questionnaires (PAQs). Data sources were obtained...

    Kenji Doma, Renée Speyer, Anthony S. Leicht and Reinie Cordier

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:10

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  16. Short paper

    Patterns of sitting and mortality in the Nord-Trøndelag health study (HUNT)

    Current evidence concerning sedentary behaviour and mortality risk has used single time point assessments of sitting. Little is known about how changes in sitting levels over time affect subsequent mortality r...

    Anne C. Grunseit, Josephine Y. Chau, Vegar Rangul, Turid Lingaas Holmen and Adrian Bauman

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:8

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  17. Research

    Development of a theory-based questionnaire to assess structure and control in parent feeding (SCPF)

    Parents shape children’s eating environments and act as powerful socialization agents, impacting young children’s behavioral controls of food intake. Most feeding measures assess parents’ use of control to man...

    Jennifer S. Savage, Brandi Y. Rollins, Kari C. Kugler, Leann L. Birch and Michele E. Marini

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:9

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  18. Research

    A pragmatic examination of active and passive recruitment methods to improve the reach of community lifestyle programs: The Talking Health Trial

    A primary challenge for behavior change strategies is ensuring that interventions can be effective while also attracting a broad and representative sample of the target population. The purpose of this case-stu...

    Paul Estabrooks, Wen You, Valisa Hedrick, Margaret Reinholt, Erin Dohm and Jamie Zoellner

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:7

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  19. Research

    Chronic physical conditions, multimorbidity and physical activity across 46 low- and middle-income countries

    There are no nationally representative population-based studies investigating the relationship between physical activity, chronic conditions and multimorbidity (i.e., two or more chronic conditions) in low- an...

    Davy Vancampfort, Ai Koyanagi, Philip B. Ward, Simon Rosenbaum, Felipe B. Schuch, James Mugisha, Justin Richards, Joseph Firth and Brendon Stubbs

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:6

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  20. Debate

    Challenges in conducting natural experiments in parks—lessons from the REVAMP study

    Experimental evidence on the role of the built environment for promoting physical activity is important for informing how to create cities that promote active living. Parks provide opportunities for physical a...

    Jenny Veitch, Jo Salmon, Billie Giles-Corti, David Crawford, Kate Dullaghan, Alison Carver and Anna Timperio

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:5

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  21. Research

    Stirring the motivational soup: within-person latent profiles of motivation in exercise

    The purpose of the present study was to use a person-oriented analytical approach to identify latent motivational profiles, based on the different behavioural regulations for exercise, and to examine differenc...

    Magnus Lindwall, Andreas Ivarsson, Karin Weman-Josefsson, Linus Jonsson, Nikos Ntoumanis, Heather Patrick, Cecilie Thøgersen-Ntoumani, David Markland and Pedro Teixeira

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:4

    Published on: 14 January 2017

  22. Short paper

    Screening for pickiness – a validation study

    Picky eating is prevalent in childhood and is associated with negative health outcomes. Therefore early detection of pickiness is pertinent. Because no psychometric measure of picky/fussy eating has been valid...

    Silje Steinsbekk, Trude Hamre Sveen, Alison Fildes, Clare Llewellyn and Lars Wichstrøm

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:2

    Published on: 7 January 2017

  23. Research

    Temporal eating patterns: a latent class analysis approach

    There is some evidence that large energy intakes towards the end of the day are associated with adverse health outcomes, however, studies of temporal eating patterns across the day are rare. This study examine...

    Rebecca M. Leech, Anthony Worsley, Anna Timperio and Sarah A. McNaughton

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:3

    Published on: 7 January 2017

  24. Research

    Correlates of preschool children’s objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behavior: a cross-sectional analysis of the SPLASHY study

    Identifying ways to promote physical activity and decrease sedentary time during childhood is a key public health issue. Research on the putative influences on preschool children’s physical activity (PA) and s...

    Einat A. Schmutz, Claudia S. Leeger-Aschmann, Thomas Radtke, Stefanie Muff, Tanja H. Kakebeeke, Annina E. Zysset, Nadine Messerli-Bürgy, Kerstin Stülb, Amar Arhab, Andrea H. Meyer, Simone Munsch, Jardena J. Puder, Oskar G. Jenni and Susi Kriemler

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:1

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  25. Review

    Do physical activity interventions in Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand improve activity levels and health outcomes? A systematic review

    Indigenous Australians and New Zealanders have a significantly shorter life expectancy than non-Indigenous people, mainly due to differences in prevalence of chronic diseases. Physical activity helps in the pr...

    Ashleigh Sushames, Jannique G.Z. van Uffelen and Klaus Gebel

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2016 13:129

    Published on: 21 December 2016

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