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  1. COVID-19 lockdowns may lead to physical inactivity, a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases. This study aims to determine: 1) the trajectory in daily step counts before, during and after the lockdown...

    Authors: Ding Ding, Minna Cheng, Borja del Pozo Cruz, Tao Lin, Shuangyuan Sun, Li Zhang, Qinping Yang, Zhicong Ma, Jing Wang, Yingnan Jia and Yan Shi
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:40
  2. Physical activity (PA) decreases and sedentary time (SED) increases across childhood, with both behaviours tracking. However, no studies have examined how accumulation patterns of PA and SED (i.e., prolonged b...

    Authors: Katherine L Downing, Trina Hinkley, Anna Timperio, Jo Salmon, Alison Carver, Dylan P Cliff, Anthony D Okely and Kylie D Hesketh
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:39
  3. The Nutri-Score summary graded front-of-pack nutrition label has been identified as an efficient tool to increase the nutritional quality of pre-packed food purchases. However, no study has been conducted to i...

    Authors: Manon Egnell, Pilar Galan, Morgane Fialon, Mathilde Touvier, Sandrine Péneau, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot, Serge Hercberg and Chantal Julia
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:38
  4. As numbers of children and time spent in childcare centres increase, so does the potential influence of these centres on early childhood physical activity (PA). However, previous reports indicate little succes...

    Authors: R. M. Telford, L. S. Olive and R. D. Telford
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:37
  5. Successful implementation and long-term maintenance of healthy supermarkets initiatives are crucial to achieving potential population health benefits. Understanding barriers and enablers of implementation of r...

    Authors: Miranda R. Blake, Gary Sacks, Christina Zorbas, Josephine Marshall, Liliana Orellana, Amy K. Brown, Marj Moodie, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Jaithri Ananthapavan, Fabrice Etilé and Adrian J. Cameron
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:36
  6. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    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 18:35

    The original article was published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:5

  7. It is estimated that around 30% of breast cancers in post-menopausal women are related to lifestyle. The breast cancer-pooling project demonstrated that sustained weight loss of 2 to 4.5 kg is associated with ...

    Authors: Annie S. Anderson, Huey Yi Chong, Angela M. Craigie, Peter T. Donnan, Stephanie Gallant, Amy Hickman, Chloe McAdam, Jennifer McKell, Paul McNamee, E. Jane Macaskill, Nanette Mutrie, Ronan E. O’Carroll, Petra Rauchhaus, Naveed Sattar, Martine Stead and Shaun Treweek
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:34

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2022 19:4

  8. The American Heart Association (AHA) developed a definition of ideal cardiovascular health (ICH) based on the presence of both ideal health behaviours (diet, physical activity, weight status and smoking) and i...

    Authors: Hester Jaspers Faijer-Westerink, Mette Stavnsbo, Barbara A. Hutten, Mai Chinapaw and Tanja G. M. Vrijkotte
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:33
  9. Language focused on individual dietary behaviors, or alternatively, lifestyle choices or decisions, suggests that what people eat and drink is primarily a choice that comes down to free will. Referring to and ...

    Authors: Dana Lee Olstad and Sharon I. Kirkpatrick
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:32
  10. Interventions to improve physical activity behaviour are a core part of public health policy and practice. It is essential that we evaluate these interventions and use the evidence to inform decisions to impro...

    Authors: Judith F. Fynn, Wendy Hardeman, Karen Milton and Andy Jones
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:31
  11. The home environment is a central and modifiable influence on the development of childhood obesity. Evidence supports the central role of parents in shaping problematic child eating behaviors and excess weight...

    Authors: Sheryl O. Hughes, Thomas G. Power, Teresia M. O’Connor, Jennifer O. Fisher, Nilda E. Micheli and Maria A. Papaioannou
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:30
  12. With urbanization and aging increasing in coming decades, societies face the challenge of keeping aging populations active. Land use mix (LUM) has been associated with cycling and walking, but whether changes ...

    Authors: J. M. Noordzij, M. A. Beenackers, J. Oude Groeniger, E. J. Timmermans, I. Motoc, M. Huisman and F. J. van Lenthe
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:29
  13. The Structured Days Hypothesis (SDH) posits that children’s behaviors associated with obesity – such as physical activity – are more favorable on days that contain more ‘structure’ (i.e., a pre-planned, segmen...

    Authors: Keith Brazendale, Michael W. Beets, Bridget Armstrong, R. Glenn Weaver, Ethan T. Hunt, Russell R. Pate, Timothy A. Brusseau, Amy M. Bohnert, Timothy Olds, Rafael M. Tassitano, Maria Cecilia M. Tenorio, Jeanette Garcia, Lars B. Andersen, Rachel Davey, Pedro C. Hallal, Russell Jago…
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:28
  14. Heuristic cadence (steps/min) thresholds of ≥100 and ≥ 130 steps/min correspond with absolutely-defined moderate (3 metabolic equivalents [METs]; 1 MET = 3.5 mL O2·kg− 1·min− 1) and vigorous (6 METs) intensity, r...

    Authors: Cayla R. McAvoy, Christopher C. Moore, Elroy J. Aguiar, Scott W. Ducharme, John M. Schuna Jr, Tiago V. Barreira, Colleen J. Chase, Zachary R. Gould, Marcos A. Amalbert-Birriel, Stuart R. Chipkin, John Staudenmayer, Catrine Tudor-Locke and Jose Mora-Gonzalez
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:27

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2022 19:62

  15. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are often regarded as the gold standard of evidence, and subsequently go on to inform policymaking. Cochrane Reviews synthesise this type of evidence to create recommendatio...

    Authors: James Nobles, Carolyn Summerbell, Tamara Brown, Russell Jago and Theresa Moore
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:22
  16. Offering financial incentives promotes increases in fruit and vegetable purchases in farmers’ markets and supermarkets. Yet, little is understood about whether food-insecure adults purchase more fruits and veg...

    Authors: Pasquale E. Rummo, Reece Lyerly, Jennifer Rose, Yelena Malyuta, Eliza Dexter Cohen and Amy Nunn
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:26
  17. Daily time spent in sleep, sedentary behaviour (SED), light intensity physical activity (LIPA), and moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) are compositional, co-dependent variables. The object...

    Authors: Anna E. Clarke and Ian Janssen
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:25
  18. This scoping review summarized research on (a) seasonal differences in physical activity and sedentary behavior, and (b) specific weather indices associated with those behaviors.

    Authors: Taylor B. Turrisi, Kelsey M. Bittel, Ashley B. West, Sarah Hojjatinia, Sahar Hojjatinia, Scherezade K. Mama, Constantino M. Lagoa and David E. Conroy
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:24
  19. Evidence suggests that dietary intake of UK children is suboptimal. As schools provide an ideal natural environment for public health interventions, effective and sustainable methods of improving food knowledg...

    Authors: Sarah F. Brennan, Fiona Lavelle, Sarah E. Moore, Moira Dean, Michelle C. McKinley, Patrick McCole, Ruth F. Hunter, Laura Dunne, Niamh E. O’Connell, Chris R. Cardwell, Chris T. Elliott, Danielle McCarthy and Jayne V. Woodside
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:23
  20. Ultra-processed foods have now become dominant in the global food system. Whether their consumption is associated with cardiovascular mortality remains controversial. Moreover, data on ultra-processed foods an...

    Authors: Guo-Chao Zhong, Hai-Tao Gu, Yang Peng, Kang Wang, You-Qi-Le Wu, Tian-Yang Hu, Feng-Chuang Jing and Fa-Bao Hao
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:21
  21. Learning cooking skills during childhood and adolescence is associated with positive dietary outcomes in adulthood as well as being tracked from adolescence to adulthood. In addition studies have found that pe...

    Authors: Moira Dean, Johann Issartel, Tony Benson, Amanda McCloat, Elaine Mooney, Claire McKernan, Laura Dunne, Sarah F. Brennan, Sarah E. Moore, Danielle McCarthy, Jayne V. Woodside and Fiona Lavelle
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:20
  22. There are few robust natural experimental studies of improving urban green spaces on physical activity and wellbeing. The aim of this controlled natural experimental study was to examine the impact of green sp...

    Authors: Jack S. Benton, Sarah Cotterill, Jamie Anderson, Vanessa G. Macintyre, Matthew Gittins, Matthew Dennis and David P. French
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:19
  23. Although school garden programs have been shown to improve dietary behaviors, there has not been a cluster-randomized controlled trial (RCT) conducted to examine the effects of school garden programs on obesit...

    Authors: Jaimie N. Davis, Adriana Pérez, Fiona M. Asigbee, Matthew J. Landry, Sarvenaz Vandyousefi, Reem Ghaddar, Amy Hoover, Matthew Jeans, Katie Nikah, Brian Fischer, Stephen J. Pont, Daphne Richards, Deanna M. Hoelscher and Alexandra E. Van Den Berg
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:18
  24. Many school-based physical activity (PA) interventions are complex and have modest effects when delivered in real world contexts. A commonly reported barrier to students’ PA, particularly among girls, are unif...

    Authors: Nicole Nathan, Nicole McCarthy, Kirsty Hope, Rachel Sutherland, Christophe Lecathelinais, Alix Hall, Cassandra Lane, Stewart Trost, Sze Lin Yoong and Luke Wolfenden
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:17
  25. The ‘scale-up’ of effective physical activity interventions is required if they are to yield improvements in population health. The purpose of this study was to systematically review the effectiveness of commu...

    Authors: Cassandra Lane, Sam McCrabb, Nicole Nathan, Patti-Jean Naylor, Adrian Bauman, Andrew Milat, Melanie Lum, Rachel Sutherland, Judith Byaruhanga and Luke Wolfenden
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:16
  26. Research shows that part of the variation in physical activity and sedentary behaviour may be explained by genetic factors. Identifying genetic variants associated with physical activity and sedentary behaviou...

    Authors: Lene Aasdahl, Tom Ivar Lund Nilsen, Ingebrigt Meisingset, Anne Lovise Nordstoga, Kari Anne I. Evensen, Julie Paulsen, Paul Jarle Mork and Eivind Schjelderup Skarpsno
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:15
  27. Adolescents (11–18-year-olds) are at risk of physical inactivity. There is limited knowledge of physical activity (PA) levels among adolescents in the school setting in Hong Kong. We developed and tested a nov...

    Authors: Alison Carver, Muhammad Akram, Anthony Barnett, Wendy Yajun Huang, Gemma Yang Gao, Robin R. Mellecker and Ester Cerin
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:14
  28. In order to measure and understand trajectories of parental feeding practices and their relationship with child eating and weight, it is desirable to perform assessment from infancy and across time, in age-app...

    Authors: E. Jansen, C. G. Russell, J. Appleton, R. Byrne, L. A. Daniels, C. Fowler, C. Rossiter and K. M. Mallan
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:13
  29. Reproducibility of FFQs measures the consistency of the same subject at different time points. We performed a meta-analysis to explore the reproducibility of FFQs and factors related to reproducibility of FFQs.

    Authors: Qi Cui, Yang Xia, Qijun Wu, Qing Chang, Kaijun Niu and Yuhong Zhao
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:12
  30. The overarching objective was to examine the effectiveness of intervention strategies to promote fruit and vegetable consumption. To do this, systematic review evidence regarding the effects of intervention st...

    Authors: Luke Wolfenden, Courtney Barnes, Cassandra Lane, Sam McCrabb, Hannah M. Brown, Sarah Gerritsen, Simon Barquera, Lesly Samara Véjar, Ana Munguía and Sze Lin Yoong
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 18:11
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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

  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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

  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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

  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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