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  1. Increasingly, public health interventions are delivered via telephone and/or text messages. Recent systematic reviews of early childhood obesity prevention interventions have not adequately reported on the way...

    Authors: Mahalakshmi Ekambareshwar, Swathi Ekambareshwar, Seema Mihrshahi, Li Ming Wen, Louise A. Baur, Rachel Laws, Sarah Taki and Chris Rissel
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:10
  2. Many people aim to eat healthily. Yet, affluent food environments encourage consumption of energy dense and nutrient-poor foods, making it difficult to accomplish individual goals such as maintaining a healthy...

    Authors: Björn Pannicke, Tim Kaiser, Julia Reichenberger and Jens Blechert
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:9
  3. Maternal health and lifestyle during pregnancy may be critical for the onset and progression of childhood obesity. Prenatal lifestyle interventions have been shown to positively affect maternal behaviors, gest...

    Authors: Roxana Raab, Sophie Michel, Julia Günther, Julia Hoffmann, Lynne Stecher and Hans Hauner
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:8
  4. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to investigate whether behaviour change interventions promote changes in physical activity and anthropometrics (body mass, body mass index and waist circ...

    Authors: Stephen Barrett, Stephen Begg, Paul O’Halloran, Owen Howlett, Jack Lawrence and Michael Kingsley
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:7
  5. Early childhood is a critical period for growth and development, yet the association with physical activity during this important period is unknown. The aim of this review is to critically summarize the eviden...

    Authors: Sanne L. C. Veldman, Mai J. M. Chin A Paw and Teatske M. Altenburg
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:6
  6. National, regional and global scientific production and research capacity for physical activity - PA may contribute to improving public health PA policies and programs. There is an uneven distribution of resea...

    Authors: Andrea Ramírez Varela, Gloria Isabel Nino Cruz, Pedro Hallal, Cauane Blumenberg, Shana Ginar da Silva, Deborah Salvo, Rafaela Martins, Bruna Gonçalves Cordeiro da Silva, Eugen Resendiz, Maria Catalina del Portillo, Luciana Zaranza Monteiro, Selina Khoo, Kar Hau Chong, Marcelo Cozzensa da Silva, Alice Mannocci, Ding Ding…
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:5

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:35

  7. Extensive research has demonstrated the role of the Home Environment (HE) in shaping children’s energy balance behaviours. Less is known about direct relationships with bodyweight. This review examines associa...

    Authors: Alice R. Kininmonth, Andrea D. Smith, Clare H. Llewellyn, Louise Dye, Clare L. Lawton and Alison Fildes
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:4
  8. Children’s activity patterns in the periods before and after school make a key contribution to achieving 24-h movement guidelines. There are currently no national-level guidelines informing physical activity a...

    Authors: Rosa Virgara, Anna Phillips, Lucy Lewis, Mandy Richardson and Carol Maher
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:3
  9. Evidence suggests that Arab migrant populations engage in low levels of physical activity. To our knowledge, there are no reviews that explore the perspectives of Arab migrant populations on the factors influe...

    Authors: Aymen El Masri, Gregory S. Kolt and Emma S. George
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:2
  10. Adolescents are increasingly susceptible to obesity, and thus at risk of later non-communicable diseases, due to changes in food choices, physical activity levels and exposure to an obesogenic environment. Thi...

    Authors: Chandni Maria Jacob, Polly Louise Hardy-Johnson, Hazel M. Inskip, Taylor Morris, Camille M. Parsons, Millie Barrett, Mark Hanson, Kathryn Woods-Townsend and Janis Baird
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:1
  11. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Manon Egnell, Zenobia Talati, Pilar Galan, Valentina A. Andreeva, Stefanie Vandevijvere, Marion Gombaud, Louise Dréano-Trécant, Serge Hercberg, Simone Pettigrew and Chantal Julia
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:164

    The original article was published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:146

  12. Our aim was to investigate the association of macroeconomic, human development, and demographic factors with different domains of physical activity and sitting time among South American adults.

    Authors: André O. Werneck, Kabir P. Sadarangani, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Se-Sergio Baldew, Thayse N. Gomes, Gerson Ferrari, Célia L. Szwarcwald, J. Jaime Miranda and Danilo R. Silva
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:163
  13. Postprandial glucose, insulin, and triglyceride metabolism is impaired by prolonged sitting, but enhanced by exercise. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of a continuous exercise bout with and wit...

    Authors: Michael J. Wheeler, Daniel J. Green, Ester Cerin, Kathryn A. Ellis, Ilkka Heinonen, Jaye Lewis, Louise H. Naylor, Neale Cohen, Robyn Larsen, Paddy C. Dempsey, Bronwyn A. Kingwell, Neville Owen and David W. Dunstan
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:152
  14. School wellness programming is important for promoting healthy lifestyles and academic achievement in youth; however, research is needed on methods that can help schools implement and sustain such programs on ...

    Authors: Gabriella M. McLoughlin, Priscila Candal, Spyridoula Vazou, Joey A. Lee, David A. Dzewaltowski, Richard R. Rosenkranz, Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, Douglas A. Gentile, Laura Liechty, Senlin Chen and Gregory J. Welk
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:162
  15. Evidence of intra-family resemblance in physical activity (PA) is lacking. The association between parent and child PA appears weak, the influence of age and gender on this association is uncertain, and no stu...

    Authors: Therese Lockenwitz Petersen, Jan Christian Brønd, Peter Lund Kristensen, Eivind Aadland, Anders Grøntved and Randi Jepsen
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:161
  16. Structured settings, such as school, childcare, afterschool programs, summer camps, and physical activity/sport programs are crucial to promoting physical activity (PA) opportunities and reducing sedentary (ST...

    Authors: Rafael M. Tassitano, R. Glenn Weaver, Maria Cecília M. Tenório, Keith Brazendale and Michael W. Beets
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:160
  17. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Daisy H. Coyle, Maria Shahid, Elizabeth K. Dunford, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Sarah Mckee, Myla Santos, Barry M. Popkin, Kathy Trieu, Matti Marklund, Fraser Taylor, Bruce Neal and Jason H. Y. Wu
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:159

    The original article was published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:81

  18. Physical Activity Referral Schemes (PARS), including exercise referral schemes, are a popular approach to health improvement, but understanding of effectiveness is limited by considerable heterogeneity in repo...

    Authors: Coral L. Hanson, Emily J. Oliver, Caroline J. Dodd-Reynolds, Alice Pearsons and Paul Kelly
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:158
  19. The diet of young adults is poor, yet little is known about the relative importance of influences on healthy eating in a decision-making context. The aim of this exploratory study was to understand the relativ...

    Authors: Katherine M. Livingstone, Karen E. Lamb, Gavin Abbott, Tony Worsley and Sarah A. McNaughton
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:157
  20. The Healthy 4 U-2 study sought to evaluate the effect of a twelve-week, physical activity (PA) coaching intervention for changes and maintenance in PA, anthropometrics and health-related outcomes in adults pre...

    Authors: Stephen Barrett, Stephen Begg, Paul O’Halloran and Michael Kingsley
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:156
  21. Snack eating occasions contribute approximately a third of children’s energy intake, with approximately half of all unhealthy foods consumed during snack times. Therefore, it is critical to understand the driv...

    Authors: Brittany J. Johnson, Rebecca K. Golley, Dorota Zarnowiecki, Gilly A. Hendrie and Elisabeth K. Huynh
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:155
  22. Physical activity (PA) declines throughout adolescence, therefore PA promotion during this period is important. We analyzed the effect of two school-based PA interventions on daily PA levels, cardiorespiratory...

    Authors: Elin Kolle, Runar Barstad Solberg, Reidar Säfvenbom, Sindre M. Dyrstad, Sveinung Berntsen, Geir K. Resaland, Ulf Ekelund, Sigmund A. Anderssen, Jostein Steene-Johannessen and May Grydeland
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:154
  23. Children’s BMI gain accelerates during summer. The Structured Days Hypothesis posits that the lack of the school day during summer vacation negatively impacts children’s obesogenic behaviors (i.e., physical ac...

    Authors: R. Glenn Weaver, Bridget Armstrong, Ethan Hunt, Michael W. Beets, Keith Brazendale, R. Dugger, Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, Russell R. Pate, Alberto Maydeu-Olivares, Brian Saelens and Shawn D. Youngstedt
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:153
  24. In 2018, the World Health Organisation (WHO) commenced a program of work to update the 2010 Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health, for the first-time providing population-based guidelines on s...

    Authors: Paddy C. Dempsey, Stuart J. H. Biddle, Matthew P. Buman, Sebastien Chastin, Ulf Ekelund, Christine M. Friedenreich, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Michael F. Leitzmann, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Hidde P. van der Ploeg, Juana Willumsen and Fiona Bull
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:151
  25. Various physical activity interventions for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis have been designed and evaluated, but the effect of such interventions on the prevention of osteoporosis in older people is ...

    Authors: Marina B. Pinheiro, Juliana Oliveira, Adrian Bauman, Nicola Fairhall, Wing Kwok and Catherine Sherrington
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:150
  26. In this editorial we discuss the new 2020 World Health Organization guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour and a series of related papers that are published simultaneously in IJBNPA. The new g...

    Authors: Hidde P. van der Ploeg and Fiona C. Bull
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:145
  27. Exercise prevents falls in older adults. Regular updates of estimated effects of exercise on falls are warranted given the number of new trials, the increasing number of older people globally and the major con...

    Authors: Catherine Sherrington, Nicola Fairhall, Wing Kwok, Geraldine Wallbank, Anne Tiedemann, Zoe A. Michaleff, Christopher A. C. M. Ng and Adrian Bauman
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:144
  28. In July, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) commenced work to update the 2010 Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health and established a Guideline Development Group (GDG) comprising expert...

    Authors: Loretta DiPietro, Salih Saad Al-Ansari, Stuart J. H. Biddle, Katja Borodulin, Fiona C. Bull, Matthew P. Buman, Greet Cardon, Catherine Carty, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Sebastien Chastin, Roger Chou, Paddy C. Dempsey, Ulf Ekelund, Joseph Firth, Christine M. Friedenreich, Leandro Garcia…
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:143
  29. Physical inactivity is a global pandemic associated with a high burden of disease and premature mortality. There is also a trend in growing economic inequalities which impacts population health. There is no gl...

    Authors: Chastin SFM, J. Van Cauwenberg, L. Maenhout, G. Cardon, E. V. Lambert and D. Van Dyck
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:142
  30. The World Health Organization (WHO) released in 2020 updated global guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour for children, adolescents, adults, older adults and sub-populations such as pregnant ...

    Authors: Jean-Philippe Chaput, Juana Willumsen, Fiona Bull, Roger Chou, Ulf Ekelund, Joseph Firth, Russell Jago, Francisco B. Ortega and Peter T. Katzmarzyk
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:141
  31. Neurobehavioral factors, including reward-related eating and self-regulation, in conjunction with the food environment, may influence dietary behaviors. However, these constructs have not been examined in preg...

    Authors: Tonja R. Nansel, Leah M. Lipsky, Myles Faith, Aiyi Liu and Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:149
  32. Many desk-based workers can spend more than half of their working hours sitting, with low levels of physical activity. Workplace neighbourhood built environment may influence workers’ physical activities and s...

    Authors: Chien-Yu Lin, Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Yung Liao, Kaori Ishii, Ai Shibata, Tomoki Nakaya, Gavin R. McCormack, Nyssa Hadgraft, Neville Owen and Koichiro Oka
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:148
  33. Positive associations exist between physical activity and happiness in adolescents. However, previous studies have mostly used self-reported measures and cross-sectional designs. There is a need for more insig...

    Authors: Thabo J. van Woudenberg, Kirsten E. Bevelander, William J. Burk and Moniek Buijzen
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:147
  34. The effectiveness of Front-of-Pack nutrition Labels (FoPLs) may be influenced by national context. In light of the ongoing efforts to harmonize FoPLs across Europe, this study aimed to compare the effectivenes...

    Authors: Manon Egnell, Zenobia Talati, Pilar Galan, Valentina A. Andreeva, Stefanie Vandevijvere, Marion Gombaud, Louise Dréano-Trécant, Serge Hercberg, Simone Pettigrew and Chantal Julia
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:146

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:164

  35. Mobile health applications (mHealth apps) targeting physical inactivity have increased in popularity yet are usually limited by low engagement. This study examined the impact of adding team-based incentives (S...

    Authors: Emma Pearson, Harry Prapavessis, Christopher Higgins, Robert Petrella, Lauren White and Marc Mitchell
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:139
  36. There has been a call to improve measurement rigour and standardization of food parenting practices measures, as well as aligning the measurement of food parenting practices with the parenting literature. Draw...

    Authors: Louise C. Mâsse, Teresia M. O’Connor, Yingyi Lin, Sheryl O. Hughes, Claire N. Tugault-Lafleur, Tom Baranowski and Mark R. Beauchamp
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:140
  37. Promoting cycling to school may benefit establishing a lifelong physical activity routine. This systematic review aimed to summarize the evidence on strategies and effects of school-based interventions focusin...

    Authors: Dorothea M. I. Schönbach, Teatske M. Altenburg, Adilson Marques, Mai J. M. Chinapaw and Yolanda Demetriou
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:138
  38. In younger adults (i.e., those < 40 years of age) a walking cadence of 100 steps/min is a consistently supported threshold indicative of absolutely-defined moderate intensity ambulation (i.e., ≥ 3 metabolic eq...

    Authors: Catrine Tudor-Locke, Scott W. Ducharme, Elroy J. Aguiar, John M. Schuna Jr, Tiago V. Barreira, Christopher C. Moore, Colleen J. Chase, Zachary R. Gould, Marcos A. Amalbert-Birriel, Jose Mora-Gonzalez, Stuart R. Chipkin and John Staudenmayer
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:137
  39. Organic food (OF) consumption has substantially increased in high income countries, mostly driven by environmental concerns and health beliefs. Lower exposure to synthetic pesticides has been systematically do...

    Authors: Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot, Pauline Rebouillat, Laurence Payrastre, Benjamin Allès, Léopold K. Fezeu, Nathalie Druesne-Pecollo, Bernard Srour, Wei Bao, Mathilde Touvier, Pilar Galan, Serge Hercberg, Denis Lairon and Julia Baudry
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:136
  40. The World Health Organization (WHO) released the 2020 global guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour. The new guidelines contain a significant change from the 2010 guidelines on physical activi...

    Authors: Michelle L. Segar, Marta M. Marques, Antonio L. Palmeira and Anthony D. Okely
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:135
  41. Many tools have been developed to measure physical activity parenting practices (PAPP). Currently, there is little standardization on how PAPP constructs are operationalized for 5–12 year-old children. Given t...

    Authors: Louise C. Mâsse, Teresia M. O’Connor, Yingyi Lin, Nicole S. Carbert, Sheryl O. Hughes, Tom Baranowski and Mark R. Beauchamp
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:134
  42. Sedentary time is associated with chronic disease and premature mortality. We tested a multilevel workplace intervention with and without sit-stand workstations to reduce sedentary time and lower cardiometabol...

    Authors: Mark A. Pereira, Sarah L. Mullane, Meynard John Lapore Toledo, Miranda L. Larouche, Sarah A. Rydell, Brenna Vuong, Linda H. Feltes, Nathan R. Mitchell, Junia N. de Brito, Kristina Hasanaj, Neil G. Carlson, Glenn A. Gaesser, Noe C. Crespo, J. Michael Oakes and Matthew P. Buman
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:133
  43. The development of empirically-grounded policies to change the obesogenic nature of urban environment has been impeded by limited, inconclusive evidence of the link between food environments, dietary behaviors...

    Authors: Shin Bin Tan and Mariana Arcaya
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:132
  44. The aim of this study was to gain consensus on an evidence informed physical activity policy template for early childhood education and care (ECEC) and determine best-practice dissemination and implementation ...

    Authors: Hayley E. Christian, Donna Cross, Michael Rosenberg, Jasper Schipperijn, Trevor Shilton, Georgina Trapp, Stewart G. Trost, Andrea Nathan, Clover Maitland, Ashleigh Thornton, Elizabeth J. Wenden and Phoebe George
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:131
  45. Early adulthood is a period of rapid personal development when individuals experience major life transitions (e.g. leaving the parental home, leaving education, beginning employment, cohabitation and parenthoo...

    Authors: Eleanor M. Winpenny, Megan R. Winkler, Jan Stochl, Esther M. F. van Sluijs, Nicole Larson and Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:130
  46. Step-count monitors (pedometers, body-worn trackers and smartphone applications) can increase walking, helping to tackle physical inactivity. We aimed to assess the effect of step-count monitors on physical ac...

    Authors: Umar A. R. Chaudhry, Charlotte Wahlich, Rebecca Fortescue, Derek G. Cook, Rachel Knightly and Tess Harris
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:129
  47. Exercise has emerged as a promising therapy for people with cancer. Novel programs have been developed to translate research into practice; however, implementation barriers have limited their success in part b...

    Authors: Mary A. Kennedy, Sara Bayes, Robert U. Newton, Yvonne Zissiadis, Nigel A. Spry, Dennis R. Taaffe, Nicolas H. Hart, Michael Davis, Aileen Eiszele and Daniel A. Galvão
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:128
  48. E- and m-health interventions are promising to change health behaviour. Many of these interventions use a large variety of behaviour change techniques (BCTs), but it’s not known which BCTs or which combination...

    Authors: Helene Schroé, Delfien Van Dyck, Annick De Paepe, Louise Poppe, Wen Wei Loh, Maïté Verloigne, Tom Loeys, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij and Geert Crombez
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:127
  49. Researchers applying compositional data analysis to time-use data (e.g., time spent in physical behaviors) often face the problem of zeros, that is, recordings of zero time spent in any of the studied behavior...

    Authors: Charlotte Lund Rasmussen, Javier Palarea-Albaladejo, Melker Staffan Johansson, Patrick Crowley, Matthew Leigh Stevens, Nidhi Gupta, Kristina Karstad and Andreas Holtermann
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:126
  50. Characteristics of the neighborhood built environment are associated with physical activity (PA). However, few studies with representative samples have examined environmental correlates of domain-specific PA i...

    Authors: Gerson Ferrari, André Oliveira Werneck, Danilo Rodrigues da Silva, Irina Kovalskys, Georgina Gómez, Attilio Rigotti, Lilia Yadira Cortés Sanabria, Martha Yépez García, Rossina G. Pareja, Marianella Herrera-Cuenca, Ioná Zalcman Zimberg, Viviana Guajardo, Michael Pratt, Carlos Cristi-Montero, Fernando Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Adilson Marques…
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2020 17:125