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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Research

    Light and sporadic physical activity overlooked by current guidelines makes older women more active than older men

    Men are generally believed to be more physically active than women when evaluated using current physical activity (PA) guidelines, which count only moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in bouts lastin...

    Shiho Amagasa, Noritoshi Fukushima, Hiroyuki Kikuchi, Tomoko Takamiya, Koichiro Oka and Shigeru Inoue

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:59

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  15. Review

    Behavioral determinants of physical activity across the life course: a “DEterminants of DIet and Physical ACtivity” (DEDIPAC) umbrella systematic literature review

    Low levels of physical activity (PA) are a global concern and increasing PA engagement is becoming a priority in current public health policies. Despite the large number of studies and reviews available, the e...

    Giancarlo Condello, Anna Puggina, Katina Aleksovska, Christoph Buck, Con Burns, Greet Cardon, Angela Carlin, Chantal Simon, Donatella Ciarapica, Tara Coppinger, Cristina Cortis, Sara D’Haese, Marieke De Craemer, Andrea Di Blasio, Sylvia Hansen, Licia Iacoviello…

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:58

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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: 19 April 2017

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