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  1. Research

    Change in body mass index during transition to statutory retirement: an occupational cohort study

    Retirement is a major life transition affecting health behaviors. The aim of this study was to examine within-individual changes in body mass index (BMI) during transition from full-time work to statutory reti...

    Sari Stenholm, Svetlana Solovieva, Eira Viikari-Juntura, Ville Aalto, Mika Kivimäki and Jussi Vahtera

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:85

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  2. Research

    Apps to improve diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents: a review of quality, features and behaviour change techniques

    The number of commercial apps to improve health behaviours in children is growing rapidly. While this provides opportunities for promoting health, the content and quality of apps targeting children and adolesc...

    Stephanie Schoeppe, Stephanie Alley, Amanda L. Rebar, Melanie Hayman, Nicola A. Bray, Wendy Van Lippevelde, Jens-Peter Gnam, Philip Bachert, Artur Direito and Corneel Vandelanotte

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:83

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  3. Research

    Screen-based sedentary behavior during adolescence and pulmonary function in a birth cohort

    Adolescents spend many hours in sitting activities as television viewing, video game playing and computer use. The relationship between sedentary behavior and respiratory health remains poorly elucidated. To d...

    Bruna Gonçalves C. da Silva, Ana M. B. Menezes, Fernando C. Wehrmeister, Fernando C. Barros and Michael Pratt

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:82

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  4. Research

    Promoting physical activity among adolescent girls: the Girls in Sport group randomized trial

    Slowing the decline in participation in physical activity among adolescent girls is a public health priority. This study reports the outcomes from a multi-component school-based intervention (Girls in Sport), foc...

    Anthony D. Okely, David R. Lubans, Philip J. Morgan, Wayne Cotton, Louisa Peralta, Judith Miller, Marijka Batterham and Xanne Janssen

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:81

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  5. Research

    Children’s physical activity during a segmented school week: results from a quasi-experimental education outside the classroom intervention

    Movement integration (MI) into traditional classroom teaching is a promising opportunity for children to increase physical activity (PA). Education outside the classroom (EOtC) can be regarded as MI, and has i...

    Mikkel Bo Schneller, Jasper Schipperijn, Glen Nielsen and Peter Bentsen

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:80

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  6. Research

    Mixed methods analysis of eighteen worksite policies, programs, and environments for physical activity

    This study examined whether specific worksite supports for physical activity (PA) were associated with total and domain-specific PA.

    J. Aaron Hipp, Elizabeth A. Dodson, Jung Ae Lee, Christine M. Marx, Lin Yang, Rachel G. Tabak, Christine Hoehner, Oriol Marquet and Ross C. Brownson

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:79

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  7. Research

    Determinants of lifestyle behavior change to prevent type 2 diabetes in high-risk individuals

    Although there are many effective lifestyle interventions for type 2 diabetes (T2DM) prevention, insight into effective intervention pathways, especially of long-term interventions, is often lacking. This stud...

    N.R. den Braver, E. de Vet, G. Duijzer, J. ter Beek, S.C. Jansen, G.J. Hiddink, E.J.M. Feskens and A. Haveman-Nies

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:78

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  8. Research

    Sedentary Behavior Research Network (SBRN) – Terminology Consensus Project process and outcome

    The prominence of sedentary behavior research in health science has grown rapidly. With this growth there is increasing urgency for clear, common and accepted terminology and definitions. Such standardization ...

    Mark S. Tremblay, Salomé Aubert, Joel D. Barnes, Travis J. Saunders, Valerie Carson, Amy E. Latimer-Cheung, Sebastien F.M. Chastin, Teatske M. Altenburg and Mai J.M. Chinapaw

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:75

    Published on: 10 June 2017

  9. Research

    Association between store food environment and customer purchases in small grocery stores, gas-marts, pharmacies and dollar stores

    Purchases at small/non-traditional food stores tend to have poor nutritional quality, and have been associated with poor health outcomes, including increased obesity risk The purpose of this study was to exami...

    Caitlin E. Caspi, Kathleen Lenk, Jennifer E. Pelletier, Timothy L. Barnes, Lisa Harnack, Darin J. Erickson and Melissa N. Laska

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:76

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  10. Research

    Body composition impacts appetite regulation in middle childhood. A prospective study of Norwegian community children

    Research suggests a role for both fat mass and muscle mass in appetite regulation, but the longitudinal relationships between them have not yet been examined in children. The present study therefore aimed to e...

    Silje Steinsbekk, Clare H. Llewellyn, Alison Fildes and Lars Wichstrøm

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:70

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  11. Research

    Weather and children’s physical activity; how and why do relationships vary between countries?

    Globally most children do not engage in enough physical activity. Day length and weather conditions have been identified as determinants of physical activity, although how they may be overcome as barriers is n...

    Flo Harrison, Anna Goodman, Esther M. F. van Sluijs, Lars Bo Andersen, Greet Cardon, Rachel Davey, Kathleen F Janz, Susi Kriemler, Lynn Molloy, Angie S Page, Russ Pate, Jardena J Puder, Luis B Sardinha, Anna Timperio, Niels Wedderkopp and Andy P. Jones

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:74

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  12. Research

    “Are Thai children and youth sufficiently active? prevalence and correlates of physical activity from a nationally representative cross-sectional study”

    Children and youth gain multiple health benefits from regular participation in physical activity (PA). However, in Thailand there is limited national data on children and youth’s PA behaviors and recent report...

    Areekul Amornsriwatanakul, Leanne Lester, Fiona C. Bull and Michael Rosenberg

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:72

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  13. Research

    Reducing occupational sitting: Workers’ perspectives on participation in a multi-component intervention

    Office workers spend much of their time sitting, which is now understood to be a risk factor for several chronic diseases. This qualitative study examined participants’ perspectives following their involvement...

    Nyssa T. Hadgraft, Lisa Willenberg, Anthony D. LaMontagne, Keti Malkoski, David W Dunstan, Genevieve N Healy, Marj Moodie, Elizabeth G Eakin, Neville Owen and Sheleigh P Lawler

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:73

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  14. Research

    Associations between transition to retirement and changes in dietary intakes in French adults (NutriNet-Santé cohort study)

    Few studies have focused on the influence of retirement on dietary behaviors. Our study aimed at assessing the associations between transition to retirement and changes in dietary intake in French adults, part...

    Wendy Si Hassen, Katia Castetbon, Eva Lelièvre, Aurélie Lampuré, Serge Hercberg and Caroline Méjean

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:71

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  15. Research

    Determinants of eating at local and western fast-food venues in an urban Asian population: a mixed methods approach

    Like several Southeast Asian countries, Singapore has a complex eating-out environment and a rising eating-out prevalence. However the determinants and drivers of eating-out in urban Asian environments are poo...

    Nasheen Naidoo, Rob M. van Dam, Sheryl Ng, Chuen Seng Tan, Shiqi Chen, Jia Yi Lim, Mei Fen Chan, Ling Chew and Salome A. Rebello

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:69

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  16. Research

    Association between home food preparation skills and behaviour, and consumption of ultra-processed foods: Cross-sectional analysis of the UK National Diet and nutrition survey (2008–2009)

    ‘Ultra-processed foods’ (UPF) have been industrially processed and tend to be higher in saturated fat, sodium and sugar than other foods. There is some evidence that consumption of UPF is associated with overw...

    Matthew Chak Leung Lam and Jean Adams

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:68

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  17. Research

    Longitudinal relationships between self-concept for physical activity and neighborhood social life as predictors of physical activity among older African American adults

    Engaging in regular physical activity (PA) as an older adult has been associated with numerous physical and mental health benefits. The aim of this study is to directly compare how individual-level cognitive f...

    Allison M. Sweeney, Dawn K. Wilson and M. Lee Van Horn

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:67

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  18. Research

    Exploring parent-reported barriers to supporting their child’s health behaviors: a cross-sectional study

    Parents can influence the health behaviors of their children by engaging in supportive behaviors (e.g., playing outside with their child, limiting recreational screen time). How, and the extent to which parent...

    Jocelyn W. Jarvis, Daniel W. Harrington and Heather Manson

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:77

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  19. Research

    ServAR: An augmented reality tool to guide the serving of food

    Accurate estimation of food portion size is a difficult task. Visual cues are important mediators of portion size and therefore technology-based aids may assist consumers when serving and estimating food porti...

    Megan E. Rollo, Tamara Bucher, Shamus P. Smith and Clare E. Collins

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:65

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  20. Research

    Fitness, fatness and the reallocation of time between children’s daily movement behaviours: an analysis of compositional data

    Movement behaviours performed over a finite period such as a 24 h day are compositional data. Compositional data exist in a constrained simplex geometry that is incongruent with traditional multivariate analyt...

    Stuart J. Fairclough, Dorothea Dumuid, Sarah Taylor, Whitney Curry, Bronagh McGrane, Gareth Stratton, Carol Maher and Timothy Olds

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:64

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  21. Research

    Trends in educational inequalities in obesity in 15 European countries between 1990 and 2010

    The prevalence of obesity increased dramatically in many European countries in the past decades. Whether the increase occurred to the same extent in all socioeconomic groups is less known. We systematically as...

    Kristina Hoffmann, Rianne De Gelder, Yannan Hu, Matthias Bopp, Jozsef Vitrai, Eero Lahelma, Gwenn Menvielle, Paula Santana, Enrique Regidor, Ola Ekholm, Johan P. Mackenbach and Frank J. van Lenthe

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:63

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  22. Research

    ‘It’s like a personal motivator that you carried around wi’ you’: utilising self-determination theory to understand men’s experiences of using pedometers to increase physical activity in a weight management programme

    Self-monitoring using pedometers is an effective behaviour change technique to support increased physical activity (PA). However, the ways in which pedometers operate as motivational tools in adoption and mainten...

    Craig Donnachie, Sally Wyke, Nanette Mutrie and Kate Hunt

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:61

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  23. Debate

    Time to re-think picky eating?: a relational approach to understanding picky eating

    Estimates of picky eating are quite high among young children, with 14-50% of parents identifying their preschoolers as picky eaters. Dietary intake and preferences during the preschool years are characterized...

    Kathryn Walton, Leon Kuczynski, Emma Haycraft, Andrea Breen and Jess Haines

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:62

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  24. Review

    Change in diet in the period from adolescence to early adulthood: a systematic scoping review of longitudinal studies

    Late adolescence to early adulthood is a period of lifestyle change and personal development which may influence dietary behaviour. Understanding dietary trajectories across this age range may help in targetin...

    Eleanor M. Winpenny, Tarra L. Penney, Kirsten Corder, Martin White and Esther M. F. van Sluijs

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:60

    Published on: 4 May 2017

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