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  1. Research

    The use of entertainment and communication technologies before sleep could affect sleep and weight status: a population-based study among children

    Short sleep duration and poor sleep quality have been demonstrated to be associated with childhood obesity. It has been suggested that electronic entertainment and communication devices (EECDs) including TVs, ...

    Nomathemba Dube, Kaviul Khan, Sarah Loehr, Yen Chu and Paul Veugelers

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:97

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  2. Research

    Examining the impact of a province-wide physical education policy on secondary students’ physical activity as a natural experiment

    The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of a province-wide physical education (PE) policy on secondary school students’ moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA).

    Erin Hobin, Tannis Erickson, Melisa Comte, Fei Zuo, Saamir Pasha, Donna Murnaghan, Steve Manske, Catherine Casey, Jane Griffith and Jonathan McGavock

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:98

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  3. Short paper

    Objectively measured physical environmental neighbourhood factors are not associated with accelerometer-determined total sedentary time in adults

    The physical neighbourhood environment may influence adults’ sedentary behaviour. Yet, most studies examining the association between the physical neighbourhood environment and sedentary behaviour rely on self...

    Sofie Compernolle, Katrien De Cocker, Joreintje D. Mackenbach, Femke Van Nassau, Jeroen Lakerveld, Greet Cardon and Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:94

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  4. Research

    Weekend warrior physical activity pattern and common mental disorder: a population wide study of 108,011 British adults

    The dose-response association between physical activity (PA) and mental health is poorly described. We explored cross-sectional associations between physical activity and common mental disorder (psychological ...

    Mark Hamer, Stuart J. H. Biddle and Emmanuel Stamatakis

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:96

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  5. Research

    The role of sports clubs in helping older people to stay active and prevent frailty: a longitudinal mediation analysis

    Frailty is a common syndrome in older adults characterised by increased vulnerability to adverse health outcomes as a result of decline in functional and physiological measures. Frailty predicts a range of poo...

    Paul Watts, Elizabeth Webb and Gopalakrishnan Netuveli

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:95

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  6. Research

    Disparities in dietary intake and physical activity patterns across the urbanization divide in the Peruvian Andes

    Diet and activity are thought to worsen with urbanization, thereby increasing risk of obesity and chronic diseases. A better understanding of dietary and activity patterns across the urbanization divide may he...

    Morgan L. McCloskey, Carla E. Tarazona-Meza, Jessica C. Jones-Smith, Catherine H. Miele, Robert H. Gilman, Antonio Bernabe-Ortiz, J. Jaime Miranda and William Checkley

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:90

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  7. Research

    Effects of a physical activity and nutrition program in retirement villages: a cluster randomised controlled trial

    This cluster randomised controlled trial aimed to determine if a 6- month home-based intervention could improve the physical activity and dietary behaviours of adults aged 60 to 80 years living in retirement v...

    Jonine Jancey, Anne-Marie Holt, Andy Lee, Deborah Kerr, Suzanne Robinson, Li Tang, A.S. Anderson, Andrew Hills and Peter Howat

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:92

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  8. Review

    Systematic review of control groups in nutrition education intervention research

    Well-designed research trials are critical for determining the efficacy and effectiveness of nutrition education interventions. To determine whether behavioral and/or cognition changes can be attributed to an ...

    Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, FanFan Wu, Kim Spaccarotella, Virginia Quick, Jennifer Martin-Biggers and Yingting Zhang

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:91

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  9. Research

    Bidirectional associations between activity-related parenting practices, and child physical activity, sedentary screen-based behavior and body mass index: a longitudinal analysis

    It has been generally assumed that activity-related parenting practices influence children’s activity behavior and weight status. However, vice versa parents may also change their parenting behaviors in respon...

    Ester F. C. Sleddens, Jessica S. Gubbels, Stef P. J. Kremers, Eline van der Plas and Carel Thijs

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:89

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  10. Research

    Child and parent predictors of picky eating from preschool to school age

    Picky eating is prevalent in childhood. Because pickiness concerns parents and is associated with nutrient deficiency and psychological problems, the antecedents of pickiness need to be identified. We propose ...

    Silje Steinsbekk, Arielle Bonneville-Roussy, Alison Fildes, Clare H. Llewellyn and Lars Wichstrøm

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:87

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  11. Research

    Prevalence, trajectories, and determinants of television viewing time in an ethnically diverse sample of young children from the UK

    Excessive screen viewing in early childhood is associated with poor physical and psycho-social health and poor cognitive development. This study aimed to understand the prevalence, trajectory and determinants ...

    Sally E. Barber, Brian Kelly, Paul J. Collings, Liana Nagy, Tracey Bywater and John Wright

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:88

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  12. Research

    The moderating role of food cue sensitivity in the behavioral response of children to their neighborhood food environment: a cross-sectional study

    Neighborhood food cues have been inconsistently related to residents’ health, possibly due to variations in residents’ sensitivity to such cues. This study sought to investigate the degree to which children’s ...

    Catherine Paquet, Luc de Montigny, Alice Labban, David Buckeridge, Yu Ma, Narendra Arora and Laurette Dubé

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:86

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

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