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  1. Research

    Association of parents’ and children’s physical activity and sedentary time in Year 4 (8–9) and change between Year 1 (5–6) and Year 4: a longitudinal study

    Parents could be important influences on child physical activity and parents are often encouraged to be more active with their child. This paper examined the association between parent and child physical activ...

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

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:110

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  2. Research

    Frequency of eating home cooked meals and potential benefits for diet and health: cross-sectional analysis of a population-based cohort study

    Reported associations between preparing and eating home cooked food, and both diet and health, are inconsistent. Most previous research has focused on preparing, rather than eating, home cooked food; used smal...

    Susanna Mills, Heather Brown, Wendy Wrieden, Martin White and Jean Adams

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:109

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  3. Research

    Which physical and social environmental factors are most important for adolescents’ cycling for transport? An experimental study using manipulated photographs

    Ecological models emphasize that cycling for transport is determined by an interplay between individual, physical and social environmental factors. The current study investigated (a) which physical and social ...

    Hannah Verhoeven, Ariane Ghekiere, Jelle Van Cauwenberg, Delfien Van Dyck, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Peter Clarys and Benedicte Deforche

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:108

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  4. Research

    Comparison of an alternative schedule of extended care contacts to a self-directed control: a randomized trial of weight loss maintenance

    Behavioral interventions for obesity produce clinically meaningful weight loss, but weight regain following treatment is common. Extended care programs attenuate weight regain and improve weight loss maintenan...

    Gareth R. Dutton, Marissa A. Gowey, Fei Tan, Dali Zhou, Jamy Ard, Michael G. Perri and Cora E. Lewis

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:107

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  5. Research

    The feasibility and RE-AIM evaluation of the TAME health pilot study

    Conducting 5 A’s counseling in clinic and utilizing technology-based resources are recommended to promote physical activity but little is known about how to implement such an intervention. This investigation a...

    Zakkoyya H Lewis, Kenneth J Ottenbacher, Steve R Fisher, Kristofer Jennings, Arleen F Brown, Maria C Swartz, Eloisa Martinez and Elizabeth J Lyons

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:106

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  6. Review

    Using computer, mobile and wearable technology enhanced interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    High levels of sedentary behaviour (SB) are associated with negative health consequences. Technology enhanced solutions such as mobile applications, activity monitors, prompting software, texts, emails and web...

    Aoife Stephenson, Suzanne M. McDonough, Marie H. Murphy, Chris D. Nugent and Jacqueline L. Mair

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:105

    Published on: 11 August 2017

  7. Review

    Built environmental correlates of older adults’ total physical activity and walking: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Identifying attributes of the built environment associated with health-enhancing levels of physical activity (PA) in older adults (≥65 years old) has the potential to inform interventions supporting healthy an...

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

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:103

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  8. Research

    Effects of urban motorways on physical activity and sedentary behaviour in local residents: a natural experimental study

    There is little evidence on how changing the physical environment changes health-related behaviours. We studied the effects of the new M74 motorway (freeway) — opened in 2011 — and the existing M8 motorway in ...

    R. G. Prins, L. Foley, N. Mutrie and D. B. Ogilvie

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:102

    Published on: 27 July 2017

  9. Research

    Perceptions of overweight by primary carers (mothers/grandmothers) of under five and elementary school-aged children in Bandung, Indonesia: a qualitative study

    The prevalence of childhood overweight has increased in the past two decades in Indonesia. Even though prevalence is escalating, there is a lack of qualitative evidence to assist in the design and implementati...

    Cut Novianti Rachmi, Cynthia Louise Hunter, Mu Li and Louise Alison Baur

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:101

    Published on: 27 July 2017

  10. Debate

    Understanding differences between summer vs. school obesogenic behaviors of children: the structured days hypothesis

    Although the scientific community has acknowledged modest improvements can be made to weight status and obesogenic behaviors (i.e., physical activity, sedentary/screen time, diet, and sleep) during the school ...

    Keith Brazendale, Michael W. Beets, R. Glenn Weaver, Russell R. Pate, Gabrielle M. Turner-McGrievy, Andrew T. Kaczynski, Jessica L. Chandler, Amy Bohnert and Paul T. von Hippel

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:100

    Published on: 26 July 2017

  11. Review

    Systematic mapping review of the factors influencing physical activity and sedentary behaviour in ethnic minority groups in Europe: a DEDIPAC study

    Physical activity and sedentary behaviour are associated with health and wellbeing. Studies indicate that ethnic minority groups are both less active and more sedentary than the majority population and that fa...

    Lars Jørun Langøien, Laura Terragni, Gro Rugseth, Mary Nicolaou, Michelle Holdsworth, Karien Stronks, Nanna Lien and Gun Roos

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:99

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

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