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  1. Research

    Menu-engineering in restaurants - adapting portion sizes on plates to enhance vegetable consumption: a real-life experiment

    The aim of this research was to investigate whether increased portion sizes of vegetables and decreased portion sizes of meat on main dishes increased the amount of vegetables consumed in a real-life restauran...

    Machiel J. Reinders, Marlijn Huitink, S. Coosje Dijkstra, Anna J. Maaskant and Joris Heijnen

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:41

    Published on: 25 December 2017

  2. Research

    Low physical activity, high television viewing and poor sleep duration cluster in overweight and obese adults; a cross-sectional study of 398,984 participants from the UK Biobank

    An unhealthy lifestyle is one of the greatest contributors to obesity. A number of behaviours are linked with obesity, but are often measured separately. The UK Biobank cohort of >500,000 participants allows u...

    Sophie Cassidy, Josephine Y. Chau, Michael Catt, Adrian Bauman and Michael I. Trenell

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:57

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  3. Research

    Change in children’s physical activity and sedentary time between Year 1 and Year 4 of primary school in the B-PROACT1V cohort

    The aim of this study was to examine how children’s and parents’ physical activity changes from Year 1 (5–6) to Year 4 (8–9 years of age).

    Russell Jago, Emma Solomon-Moore, Corrie Macdonald-Wallis, Simon J. Sebire, Janice L. Thompson and Deborah A. Lawlor

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:33

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  4. Review

    The association between social support and physical activity in older adults: a systematic review

    The promotion of active and healthy ageing is becoming increasingly important as the population ages. Physical activity (PA) significantly reduces all-cause mortality and contributes to the prevention of many ...

    Gabrielle Lindsay Smith, Lauren Banting, Rochelle Eime, Grant O’Sullivan and Jannique G. Z. van Uffelen

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:56

    Published on: 27 April 2017

  5. Short paper

    Physical activity when riding an electric assisted bicycle

    The objectives of the present study were to compare time spent cycling, exercise intensity, and time spent in moderate- (MPA) and vigorous intensity physical activity (VPA) when cycling on an E-bike and a conv...

    Sveinung Berntsen, Lena Malnes, Aleksander Langåker and Elling Bere

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:55

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  6. Research

    Television viewing time as a risk factor for frailty and functional limitations in older adults: results from 2 European prospective cohorts

    Sedentariness is an important risk factor for poor health. The main objective of this work was to examine the prospective association between television viewing time and indicators of physical function, mobili...

    Esther García-Esquinas, Elena Andrade, David Martínez-Gómez, Francisco Félix Caballero, Esther López-García and Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:54

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  7. Research

    Indicators of the relative availability of healthy versus unhealthy foods in supermarkets: a validation study

    In-store availability of healthy and unhealthy foods may influence consumer purchases. Methods used to measure food availability, however, vary widely. A simple, valid, and reliable indicator to collect compar...

    Stefanie Vandevijvere, Tara Mackenzie and Cliona Ni Mhurchu

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:53

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  8. Review

    A systematic review and meta-analysis of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels in secondary school physical education lessons

    Schools play an important role in physical activity promotion for adolescents. The systematic review aimed to determine the proportion of secondary (middle and high) school physical education (PE) lesson time ...

    Jenna L. Hollis, Rachel Sutherland, Amanda J. Williams, Elizabeth Campbell, Nicole Nathan, Luke Wolfenden, Philip J. Morgan, David R. Lubans, Karen Gillham and John Wiggers

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:52

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  9. Research

    The effectiveness of asking behaviors among 9–11 year-old children in increasing home availability and children’s intake of fruit and vegetables: results from the Squire’s Quest II self-regulation game intervention

    Home environment has an important influence on children’s fruit and vegetable (FV) consumption, but children may in turn also impact their home FV environment, e.g. by asking for FV. The Squire’s Quest II seri...

    Ann DeSmet, Yan Liu, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Tom Baranowski and Debbe Thompson

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:51

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  10. Research

    Within-person associations of young adolescents’ physical activity across five primary locations: is there evidence of cross-location compensation?

    Youth are active in multiple locations, but it is unknown whether more physical activity in one location is associated with less in other locations. This cross-sectional study examines whether on days with mor...

    Jordan A. Carlson, Tarrah B. Mitchell, Brian E. Saelens, Vincent S. Staggs, Jacqueline Kerr, Lawrence D. Frank, Jasper Schipperijn, Terry L. Conway, Karen Glanz, Jim E. Chapman, Kelli L. Cain and James F. Sallis

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:50

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  11. Commentary

    Questioning the application of risk of bias tools in appraising evidence from natural experimental studies: critical reflections on Benton et al., IJBNPA 2016

    We recently read the article by Benton et al. which reviewed risk of bias in natural experimental studies investigating the impact of the built environment on physical activity (Benton et al., 2016; Int J Beha...

    David K. Humphreys, Jenna Panter and David Ogilvie

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:49

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  12. Research

    No seasonal variation in physical activity of Han Chinese living in Beijing

    Physical activity (PA) is widely acknowledged to be beneficial to health and wellbeing, and is potentially influenced by a variety of environmental factors such as ambient temperature, weather conditions and a...

    Guanlin Wang, Baoguo Li, Xueying Zhang, Chaoqun Niu, Jianbo Li, Li Li and John R. Speakman

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:48

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  13. Review

    The influence of parental practices on child promotive and preventive food consumption behaviors: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    The family is an important social context where children learn and adopt eating behaviors. Specifically, parents play the role of health promoters, role models, and educators in the lives of children, influenc...

    Andrew Z. H. Yee, May O. Lwin and Shirley S. Ho

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:47

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  14. Research

    To what extent do food purchases reflect shoppers’ diet quality and nutrient intake?

    Food purchasing is considered a key mediator between the food environment and eating behavior, and food purchasing patterns are increasingly measured in epidemiologic and intervention studies. However, the ext...

    Bradley M. Appelhans, Simone A. French, Christy C. Tangney, Lisa M. Powell and Yamin Wang

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:46

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  15. Research

    Measuring implementation behaviour of menu guidelines in the childcare setting: confirmatory factor analysis of a theoretical domains framework questionnaire (TDFQ)

    While there are number of frameworks which focus on supporting the implementation of evidence based approaches, few psychometrically valid measures exist to assess constructs within these frameworks. This stud...

    Kirsty Seward, Luke Wolfenden, John Wiggers, Meghan Finch, Rebecca Wyse, Christopher Oldmeadow, Justin Presseau, Tara Clinton-McHarg and Sze Lin Yoong

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:45

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  16. Research

    Change in lifestyle behaviors and diabetes risk: evidence from a population-based cohort study with 10 year follow-up

    Promoting positive changes in lifestyle behavior in the whole population may be a feasible and effective approach to reducing type 2 diabetes burden, but the impact of population shifts of modifiable risk fact...

    Adina L. Feldman, Gráinne H. Long, Ingegerd Johansson, Lars Weinehall, Eva Fhärm, Patrik Wennberg, Margareta Norberg, Simon J. Griffin and Olov Rolandsson

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:39

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  17. Review

    Sedentary behaviour and adiposity in youth: a systematic review of reviews and analysis of causality

    Sedentary behaviour (sitting time) has becoming a very popular topic for research and translation since early studies on TV viewing in children in the 1980s. The most studied area for sedentary behaviour healt...

    Stuart J.H. Biddle, Enrique García Bengoechea and Glen Wiesner

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:43

    Published on: 28 March 2017

  18. Review

    Effective behaviour change techniques for physical activity and healthy eating in overweight and obese adults; systematic review and meta-regression analyses

    This systematic review aims to explain the heterogeneity in results of interventions to promote physical activity and healthy eating for overweight and obese adults, by exploring the differential effects of be...

    Gro Beate Samdal, Geir Egil Eide, Tom Barth, Geoffrey Williams and Eivind Meland

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:42

    Published on: 28 March 2017

  19. Research

    Correlates of meeting the combined and independent aerobic and strength exercise guidelines in hematologic cancer survivors

    Most previous research on the correlates of physical activity has examined the aerobic or strength exercise guidelines separately. Such an approach does not allow an examination of the correlates of meeting th...

    James R. Vallerand, Ryan E. Rhodes, Gordon J. Walker and Kerry S. Courneya

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:44

    Published on: 28 March 2017

  20. Research

    Does social distinction contribute to socioeconomic inequalities in diet: the case of ‘superfoods’ consumption

    The key mechanisms underlying socioeconomic inequalities in dietary intake are still poorly understood, hampering the development of interventions. An important, but sparsely mentioned mechanism is that of ‘so...

    Joost Oude Groeniger, Frank J. van Lenthe, Mariëlle A. Beenackers and Carlijn B. M. Kamphuis

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:40

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  21. Research

    Does psychological functioning mediate the relationship between bullying involvement and weight loss preoccupation in adolescents? A two-stage cross-sectional study

    Adolescent bullying is associated with a range of adversities for those who are bullied i.e., victims and bully-victims (e.g., those who bully others and get victimised), including reduced psychological functi...

    Kirsty Lee, Alexa Guy, Jeremy Dale and Dieter Wolke

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:38

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  22. Research

    Can an incentive-based intervention increase physical activity and reduce sitting among adults? the ACHIEVE (Active Choices IncEntiVE) feasibility study

    Despite recent interest in the potential of incentivisation as a strategy for motivating healthier behaviors, little remains known about the effectiveness of incentives in promoting physical activity and reduc...

    Kylie Ball, Ruth F. Hunter, Jaimie-Lee Maple, Marj Moodie, Jo Salmon, Kok-Leong Ong, Lena D. Stephens, Michelle Jackson and David Crawford

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:35

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  23. Review

    Factors of physical activity among Chinese children and adolescents: a systematic review

    Lack of physical activity is a growing problem in China, due to the fast economic development and changing living environment over the past two decades. The aim of this review is to summarize the factors relat...

    Congchao Lu, Ronald P. Stolk, Pieter J. J. Sauer, Anna Sijtsma, Rikstje Wiersma, Guowei Huang and Eva Corpeleijn

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:36

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  24. Research

    Randomised controlled feasibility study of a school-based multi-level intervention to increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behaviour among vocational school students

    No school-based physical activity (PA) interventions among older adolescents have demonstrated long-term effectiveness, and few of them so far have addressed sedentary behaviour (SB). Based on behavioural theo...

    Nelli Hankonen, Matti T. J. Heino, Sini-Tuuli Hynynen, Hanna Laine, Vera Araújo-Soares, Falko F. Sniehotta, Tommi Vasankari, Reijo Sund and Ari Haukkala

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:37

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  25. Research

    Do associations between objectively-assessed physical activity and neighbourhood environment attributes vary by time of the day and day of the week? IPEN adult study

    To more accurately quantify the potential impact of the neighbourhood environment on adults’ physical activity (PA), it is important to compare environment-PA associations between periods of the day or week wh...

    Ester Cerin, Josef Mitáš, Kelli L. Cain, Terry L. Conway, Marc A. Adams, Grant Schofield, Olga L. Sarmiento, Rodrigo Siqueira Reis, Jasper Schipperijn, Rachel Davey, Deborah Salvo, Rosario Orzanco-Garralda, Duncan J. Macfarlane, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Neville Owen, James F. Sallis…

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:34

    Published on: 20 March 2017

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