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  1. Research

    How to get a nation walking: reach, retention, participant characteristics and program implications of Heart Foundation Walking, a nationwide Australian community-based walking program

    Community-based walking programs represent a low-cost, accessible approach to increasing physical activity among inactive adults. However, recruiting participants from vulnerable and hard-to-reach groups remai...

    Kylie Ball, Gavin Abbott, Michelle Wilson, Melanie Chisholm and Shannon Sahlqvist

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:161

    Published on: 21 November 2017

  2. Research

    Physical activity and calorie intake mediate the relationship from depression to body fat mass among female Mexican health workers

    Depression is a foremost cause of morbidity throughout the world and the prevalence of depression in women is about twice as high as men. Additionally, overweight and obesity are major global health concerns. ...

    Amado D. Quezada, Nayeli Macías-Waldman, Jorge Salmerón, Tessa Swigart and Katia Gallegos-Carrillo

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:160

    Published on: 17 November 2017

  3. Research

    What happened in the ‘Move for Well-being in School’: a process evaluation of a cluster randomized physical activity intervention using the RE-AIM framework

    The aim of this study was to address the gap in the translation of research into practice through an extensive process evaluation of the Move for Well-being in School programme using the RE-AIM framework. The pur...

    Søren Smedegaard, Ruben Brondeel, Lars Breum Christiansen and Thomas Skovgaard

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:159

    Published on: 16 November 2017

  4. Review

    Systematic literature review of built environment effects on physical activity and active transport – an update and new findings on health equity

    Evidence is mounting to suggest a causal relationship between the built environment and people’s physical activity behaviours, particularly active transport. The evidence base has been hindered to date by rest...

    Melody Smith, Jamie Hosking, Alistair Woodward, Karen Witten, Alexandra MacMillan, Adrian Field, Peter Baas and Hamish Mackie

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:158

    Published on: 16 November 2017

  5. Review

    Physical activity and the environment: conceptual review and framework for intervention research

    Changing the physical environment is one way to promote physical activity and improve health, but evidence on intervention effectiveness is mixed. The theoretical perspectives and conceptual issues discussed o...

    Jenna Panter, Cornelia Guell, Rick Prins and David Ogilvie

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:156

    Published on: 15 November 2017

  6. Review

    The dose of behavioral interventions to prevent and treat childhood obesity: a systematic review and meta-regression

    A better understanding of the optimal “dose” of behavioral interventions to affect change in weight-related outcomes is a critical topic for childhood obesity intervention research. The objective of this revie...

    William J. Heerman, Meghan M. JaKa, Jerica M. Berge, Erika S. Trapl, Evan C. Sommer, Lauren R. Samuels, Natalie Jackson, Jacob L. Haapala, Alicia S. Kunin-Batson, Barbara A. Olson-Bullis, Heather K. Hardin, Nancy E. Sherwood and Shari L. Barkin

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:157

    Published on: 15 November 2017

  7. Research

    Pathways through which higher neighborhood crime is longitudinally associated with greater body mass index

    Although crime and perceived safety are associated with obesity and body mass index (BMI), the pathways are less clear. Two likely pathways by which crime and perceived safety may impact obesity are through di...

    Andrea S. Richardson, Wendy M. Troxel, Madhumita Ghosh-Dastidar, Gerald P. Hunter, Robin Beckman, Natalie Colabianchi, Rebecca L. Collins and Tamara Dubowitz

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:155

    Published on: 9 November 2017

  8. Research

    Developing a systems-based framework of the factors influencing dietary and physical activity behaviours in ethnic minority populations living in Europe - a DEDIPAC study

    Some ethnic minority populations have a higher risk of non-communicable diseases than the majority European population. Diet and physical activity behaviours contribute to this risk, shaped by a system of inte...

    Michelle Holdsworth, Mary Nicolaou, Lars Jørun Langøien, Hibbah Araba Osei-Kwasi, Sebastien F. M. Chastin, F. Marijn Stok, Laura Capranica, Nanna Lien, Laura Terragni, Pablo Monsivais, Mario Mazzocchi, Lea Maes, Gun Roos, Caroline Mejean, Katie Powell and Karien Stronks

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:154

    Published on: 7 November 2017

  9. Research

    Subjectively and objectively assessed social and physical environmental correlates of preschoolers’ accelerometer-based physical activity

    Overweight and low levels of physical activity (PA) in preschoolers are major public health concerns. However, to date only few studies have investigated subjective and objective correlates of PA across different...

    Michael Eichinger, Sven Schneider and Freia De Bock

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:153

    Published on: 6 November 2017

  10. Debate

    Determinants of diet and physical activity (DEDIPAC): a summary of findings

    The establishment of the Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity (DEDIPAC) Knowledge Hub, 2013–2016, was the first action taken by the ‘Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’ European Joint Programming Initiative...

    Johannes Brug, Hidde P. van der Ploeg, Anne Loyen, Wolfgang Ahrens, Oliver Allais, Lene F. Andersen, Greet Cardon, Laura Capranica, Sebastien Chastin, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Marieke De Craemer, Alan Donnelly, Ulf Ekelund, Paul Finglas, Marion Flechtner-Mors, Antje Hebestreit…

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:150

    Published on: 3 November 2017

  11. Research

    Food parenting and child snacking: a systematic review

    While the role of parenting in children’s eating behaviors has been studied extensively, less attention has been given to its potential association with children’s snacking habits. To address this gap, we cond...

    Rachel E. Blaine, Alexandria Kachurak, Kirsten K. Davison, Rachel Klabunde and Jennifer Orlet Fisher

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:146

    Published on: 3 November 2017

  12. Research

    Does home neighbourhood supportiveness influence the location more than volume of adolescent’s physical activity? An observational study using global positioning systems

    Environmental characteristics of home neighbourhoods are hypothesised to be associated with residents’ physical activity levels, yet many studies report only weak or equivocal associations. We theorise that th...

    Emma Coombes, Andy Jones, Ashley Cooper and Angie Page

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:149

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  13. Research

    Obstacles to preventing obesity in children aged 2 to 5 years: Latino mothers’ and fathers’ experiences and perceptions of their urban environments

    The prevalence of obesity among Latino children is alarmingly high, when compared to non-Latino White children. Low-income Latino parents living in urban areas, even if they are well-educated, face obstacles t...

    Carlos Penilla, Jeanne M. Tschann, Emma V. Sanchez-Vaznaugh, Elena Flores and Emily J. Ozer

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:148

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  14. Research

    Physical chronic conditions, multimorbidity and sedentary behavior amongst middle-aged and older adults in six low- and middle-income countries

    Sedentary behavior (SB) is, irrespective of a person’s physical activity levels, associated with a wide range of deleterious outcomes such as diabetes, stroke and associated premature mortality. There are no n...

    Davy Vancampfort, Brendon Stubbs and Ai Koyanagi

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:147

    Published on: 27 October 2017

  15. Research

    Associations of the perceived and objective neighborhood environment with physical activity and sedentary time in New Zealand adolescents

    There is accumulating evidence supporting the association between neighborhood built environments and adults’ physical activity (PA) and sedentary time (ST); however, few studies have investigated these associ...

    Erica Hinckson, Ester Cerin, Suzanne Mavoa, Melody Smith, Hannah Badland, Tom Stewart, Scott Duncan and Grant Schofield

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:145

    Published on: 25 October 2017

  16. Debate

    Is sedentary behaviour just physical inactivity by another name?

    The relationship between sedentary behaviour and physical activity and their role in the development of health conditions is an ongoing topic of research. This debate paper presents arguments in favour and aga...

    Hidde P. van der Ploeg and Melvyn Hillsdon

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:142

    Published on: 23 October 2017

  17. Research

    Randomized trial comparing group size of periodic in-person sessions in a remotely delivered weight loss intervention

    Few randomized studies have examined differential effects of group size in behavioral weight control, especially in hybrid programs that include Internet treatment approaches.

    Deborah F. Tate, Carmina G. Valle, Melissa M. Crane, Brooke T. Nezami, Carmen D. Samuel-Hodge, Karen E. Hatley, Molly Diamond and Kristen Polzien

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:144

    Published on: 23 October 2017

  18. Methodology

    An evaluation of transport mode shift policies on transport-related physical activity through simulations based on random forests

    Physical inactivity is widely recognized as one of the leading causes of mortality, and transport accounts for a large part of people’s daily physical activity. This study develops a simulation approach to eva...

    Ruben Brondeel, Yan Kestens and Basile Chaix

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:143

    Published on: 23 October 2017

  19. Research

    Trends in domain-specific physical activity and sedentary behaviors among Chinese school children, 2004–2011

    Dramatic increases in child overweight have occurred in China. A comprehensive look at trends in physical activity and sedentary behaviors among Chinese youth is needed. The study aimed to examine trends in do...

    Tracy Dearth-Wesley, Annie Green Howard, Huijun Wang, Bing Zhang and Barry M. Popkin

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:141

    Published on: 23 October 2017

  20. Research

    The weight of work: the association between maternal employment and overweight in low- and middle-income countries

    Maternal employment has increased in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC) and is a hypothesized risk factor for maternal overweight due to increased income and behavioral changes related to time allocation. ...

    Vanessa M. Oddo, Sara N. Bleich, Keshia M. Pollack, Pamela J. Surkan, Noel T. Mueller and Jessica C. Jones-Smith

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:66

    Published on: 18 October 2017

  21. Research

    The impact of an innovative web-based school nutrition intervention to increase fruits and vegetables and milk and alternatives in adolescents: a clustered randomized trial

    The increase in overweight and obesity in adolescents and its health-related consequences highlight the need to develop strategies, which could help them adopt healthy eating habits. The objective of this stud...

    Karine Chamberland, Marina Sanchez, Shirin Panahi, Véronique Provencher, Jocelyn Gagnon and Vicky Drapeau

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:140

    Published on: 16 October 2017

  22. Research

    The effect of a weight gain prevention intervention on moderate-vigorous physical activity among black women: the Shape Program

    Rates of physical inactivity are high among Black women living in the United States with overweight or obesity, especially those living in the rural South. This study was conducted to determine if an efficacio...

    Mary L. Greaney, Sandy Askew, Sherrie F. Wallington, Perry B. Foley, Lisa M. Quintiliani and Gary G. Bennett

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:139

    Published on: 16 October 2017

  23. Research

    Does replacing sedentary behaviour with light or moderate to vigorous physical activity modulate inflammatory status in adults?

    Sedentary behaviour, obesity and insulin resistance are associated with pro-inflammatory status. Limited data on whether physical activity modulates inflammatory status and counteracts obesity and insulin resi...

    Catherine M. Phillips, Christina B. Dillon and Ivan J. Perry

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:138

    Published on: 11 October 2017

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