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  1. Consumption of the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables is associated with several health benefits. Currently less than 25% of the American population meets the minimum recommendation of five servings ...

    Authors: Shawna E Doerksen and Paul A Estabrooks
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:12
  2. On November 15–17, 2006 the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe organised a ministerial conference on counteracting obesity in the European region. Delegations from 48 countries met in Istanbu...

    Authors: Johannes Brug
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:11
  3. This paper addresses the potential for using economic regulation, e.g. taxes or subsidies, as instruments to combat the increasing problems of inappropriate diets, leading to health problems such as obesity, d...

    Authors: Jørgen D Jensen and Sinne Smed
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:10
  4. Despite the increasing prevalence of overweight/obesity and its association to eating patterns in adolescents and adults, little is known about the relationship between problematic eating behaviours and body w...

    Authors: Lise Dubois, Anna Farmer, Manon Girard, Kelly Peterson and Fabiola Tatone-Tokuda
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:9
  5. An exploration of socioeconomic variation in lifestyle factors and adiposity in the Ontario Food Survey through structural equation models.

    Authors: Heather Ward, Valerie Tarasuk, Rena Mendelson and Gail McKeown-Eyssen
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:8
  6. There has been increasing interest in the ability of the internet to produce behaviour change. The focus of this study was to describe program exposure across three intervention groups from a randomised trial ...

    Authors: Rebekah M Steele, W Kerry Mummery and Trudy Dwyer
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:7
  7. Norwegian children consume less fruit and vegetables (FV) than recommended. In order to increase the intake, a School Fruit subscription programme is now offered to all Norwegian elementary and junior high sch...

    Authors: Elling Bere, Marit B Veierød, Øivind Skare and Knut-Inge Klepp
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:5
  8. Pedometers offer researchers a convenient and inexpensive tool for objective measurement of physical activity. However, many unanswered questions remain about expected values for steps/day for different popula...

    Authors: Lisa A Strycker, Susan C Duncan, Nigel R Chaumeton, Terry E Duncan and Deborah J Toobert
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:4
  9. Physical inactivity is increasing among adolescents in the U.S., especially among girls. Despite growing evidence that parents are an important influence on adolescent health, few longitudinal studies have exp...

    Authors: India J Ornelas, Krista M Perreira and Guadalupe X Ayala
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:3
  10. Obesity in North America is now endemic, and increased understanding of the determinants of physical inactivity is critical. This analysis identified predictors of declines in physical activity over 5 years am...

    Authors: Deborah R Weiss, Jennifer L O'Loughlin, Robert W Platt and Gilles Paradis
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:2

    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:23

  11. Multiple-risk-factor interventions offer a promising means for addressing the complex interactions between lifestyle behaviors, psychosocial factors, and the social environment. This report examines the long-t...

    Authors: Deborah J Toobert, Russell E Glasgow, Lisa A Strycker, Manuel Barrera Jr, Debra P Ritzwoller and Gerdi Weidner
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:1
  12. The objectives of this study were to use the Rasch model to 1) assess the psychometric properties of a physical environmental audit instrument and 2) to develop indices of interrelated environmental attributes...

    Authors: Gavin R McCormack, Louise C Mâsse, Max Bulsara, Terri J Pikora and Billie Giles-Corti
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:44
  13. Many young children have televisions in their bedrooms, which may influence the relationship between parental estimate and objective measures of child television usage/week. Parental estimates of child televis...

    Authors: Jodie L Robinson, Dana D Winiewicz, Janene H Fuerch, James N Roemmich and Leonard H Epstein
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:43
  14. The study examined correlates of body mass index (BMI) in overweight and obese members of a managed care organization seeking treatment for obesity. It assessed intake of specific foods, dietary fat or fiber, ...

    Authors: Jennifer A Linde, Jennifer Utter, Robert W Jeffery, Nancy E Sherwood, Nicolaas P Pronk and Raymond G Boyle
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:42
  15. Fruit and vegetable consumption is traditionally low in Iceland. The results of the Pro Children cross-Europe survey showed that the consumption was lowest among children in Iceland. The aim of this study was ...

    Authors: Asa G Kristjansdottir, Inga Thorsdottir, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Pernille Due, Marianne Wind and Knut-Inge Klepp
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:41
  16. Obesity is disproportionately prevalent among many racial/ethnic minority communities. The efficacy of weight control efforts in these groups may depend on individual's ability to accurately perceive their wei...

    Authors: Gary G Bennett and Kathleen Y Wolin
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:40
  17. Participation in mass physical activity events may be a novel approach for encouraging inactive or low active adults to trial an active behaviour. The public health applicability of this strategy has not been ...

    Authors: Heather R Bowles, Chris Rissel and Adrian Bauman
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:39
  18. Familial history of obesity (FHO) and certain dietary habits are risk factors for obesity. The objectives of this cross-sectional study were 1) to derive dietary patterns using factor analysis in a population ...

    Authors: Ann-Marie Paradis, Louis Pérusse and Marie-Claude Vohl
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:38
  19. The first aim of the present study was to investigate differences in correlates of vegetable intake between the normal weight and the overweight boys in the Pro Children Cross Sectional Study. The second aim w...

    Authors: Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Agneta Yngve, Saskia J te Velde, Knut-Inge Klepp, Mette Rasmussen, Inga Thorsdottir, Alexandra Wolf and Johannes Brug
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:37
  20. The contribution of family circumstance to physical activity and television viewing has not been widely investigated in pre-adolescents, and available information is inconsistent. This study examines whether t...

    Authors: Kylie Hesketh, David Crawford and Jo Salmon
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:36
  21. Increasing physical activity is currently considered to be a possible prevention strategy for cancer, obesity, and cardiovascular disease, either alone or in combination with dietary changes. This paper presen...

    Authors: Deborah J Bowen, Megan D Fesinmeyer, Yutaka Yasui, Shelley Tworoger, Cornelia M Ulrich, Melinda L Irwin, Rebecca E Rudolph, Kristin L LaCroix, Robert R Schwartz and Anne McTiernan
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:34
  22. Research interest in the influence of environmental factors on nutrition and physical activity behaviors has surged internationally in recent years. This is evident from a rapidly expanding literature and faci...

    Authors: Kylie Ball, Anna F Timperio and David A Crawford
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:33
  23. Little is known about the existence of independent location- or context specific forms of physical activity. This study sought to identify location-specific forms of physical activity in a sample of 9 and 15 y...

    Authors: Yngvar Ommundsen, Lena Klasson-Heggebø and Sigmund A Anderssen
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:32
  24. Fruit and vegetable consumption is low in the Netherlands and a key target in healthy diet promotion. However, hardly any information is available on differences in fruit and vegetable consumption between Dutc...

    Authors: Saskia J te Velde, Marianne Wind, Frank J van Lenthe, Knut-Inge Klepp and Johannes Brug
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:31
  25. This commentary provides an overview and selected highlights from the scientific program of the 5th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

    Authors: Kylie Ball
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:30
  26. Recently, Drs. Ken Resnicow and Roger Vaughan published a thought-provoking paper in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (IJBNPA). They argue that the most often used social...

    Authors: Johannes Brug
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:29
  27. Preliminary evidence suggests that the physical environment and transportation are associated with youth physical activity levels. Only a few studies have examined the association of physical environmental fac...

    Authors: Kelly R Evenson, Amanda S Birnbaum, Ariane L Bedimo-Rung, James F Sallis, Carolyn C Voorhees, Kimberly Ring and John P Elder
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:28
  28. Resnicow & Vaughn challenged the field of behavioral nutrition and physical activity to conduct research in new ways. They challenged the predictiveness of our models, sensitivity to initial conditions, factor...

    Authors: Tom Baranowski
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:27
  29. This editorial introduces the special series in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity on the Pro Children study (Promoting and Sustaining Health through Increased vegetable an...

    Authors: Annie S Anderson
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:26
  30. The study of health behavior change, including nutrition and physical activity behaviors, has been rooted in a cognitive-rational paradigm. Change is conceptualized as a linear, deterministic process where ind...

    Authors: Ken Resnicow and Roger Vaughan
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:25
  31. When examining the prevalence of physical inactivity by gender and age, women over the age of 25 are at an increased risk for sedentary behavior. Childbearing and motherhood have been explored as one possible ...

    Authors: Anita G Cramp and Lawrence R Brawley
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:23
  32. In order to more effectively promote fruit and vegetable intake among children and adolescents, insight into determinants of intake is necessary. We conducted a review of the literature for potential determina...

    Authors: Mette Rasmussen, Rikke Krølner, Knut-Inge Klepp, Leslie Lytle, Johannes Brug, Elling Bere and Pernille Due
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:22
  33. The weather may be a barrier to physical activity but objective assessment of this hypothesis is lacking. Therefore we evaluated the effect of temperature, rain or snow, and wind speed on the daily physical ac...

    Authors: Catherine B Chan, Daniel AJ Ryan and Catrine Tudor-Locke
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:21
  34. Rising obesity and declining physical activity levels are of great concern because of the associated health risks. Many children are left unsupervised after the school day ends, but little is known about the a...

    Authors: Berenice R Rushovich, Carolyn C Voorhees, CE Davis, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Karin A Pfeiffer, John P Elder, Scott Going and Vivian G Marino
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:20
  35. Many youth today are physically inactive. Recent attention linking the physical or built environment to physical activity in adults suggests an investigation into the relationship between the built environment...

    Authors: Kirsten Krahnstoever Davison and Catherine T Lawson
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:19
  36. Information regarding how far people are willing to travel to use destinations for different types of recreational physical activity behaviors is limited. This study examines the demographic characteristics, n...

    Authors: Gavin R McCormack, Billie Giles-Corti, Max Bulsara and Terri J Pikora
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:18
  37. Environmental factors are increasingly being implicated as key influences on children's physical activity. Few studies have comprehensively examined children's perceptions of their environment, and there is a ...

    Authors: Clare Hume, Kylie Ball and Jo Salmon
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:16
  38. With the rapidly increasing prevalence of obesity in the United States, and the minimal success of education-based interventions, there is growing interest in understanding the role of the neighborhood food en...

    Authors: May C Wang, Alma A Gonzalez, Lorrene D Ritchie and Marilyn A Winkleby
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:15
  39. Previous research has documented a negative association between maternal report of child food neophobia and reported frequency of consumption of fruit, vegetables, and meat. This study aimed to establish wheth...

    Authors: Lucy Cooke, Susan Carnell and Jane Wardle
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:14
  40. Cardiovascular diseases are caused by multiple behavioral factors, including different dietary factors. We examined to what extent fruit, vegetable and fish consumption are related, and whether behavioral dete...

    Authors: Emely De Vet, Jascha de Nooijer, Nanne K de Vries and Johannes Brug
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:13
  41. This study examined the impact of a home-based self-management intervention for housebound older adults with arthritis on the adoption of health behaviors. The moderating role of socio-demographic, psychologic...

    Authors: Kareen Nour, Sophie Laforest, Lise Gauvin and Monique Gignac
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:12
  42. Self-report recall questionnaires are commonly used to measure physical activity, energy expenditure and time use in children and adolescents. However, self-report questionnaires show low to moderate validity,...

    Authors: Kate Ridley, Tim S Olds and Alison Hill
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:10
  43. Studies on the impact of the 'obesogenic' environment have often used non-theoretical approaches. In this journal's debate and in other papers authors have argued the necessity of formulating conceptual models...

    Authors: Stef PJ Kremers, Gert-Jan de Bruijn, Tommy LS Visscher, Willem van Mechelen, Nanne K de Vries and Johannes Brug
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:9
  44. Despite the importance of social support in promoting physical activity, little is known about the relative influence of the type or source of social support on adolescent girls' physical activity and sedentar...

    Authors: Andrew E Springer, Steven H Kelder and Deanna M Hoelscher
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:8
  45. The criterion-related validity and measurement bias of the long form of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) was compared to the 7-Day Physical Activity Recall (PAR).

    Authors: Marilyn Johnson-Kozlow, James F Sallis, Elizabeth A Gilpin, Cheryl L Rock and John P Pierce
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:7