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  1. Content type: Research

    Most adolescent girls in the UK do not meet government physical activity recommendations and effective interventions are needed. This study reports the results of a feasibility trial of PLAN-A, a novel school-...

    Authors: Simon J. Sebire, Russell Jago, Kathryn Banfield, Mark J. Edwards, Rona Campbell, Ruth Kipping, Peter S. Blair, Bryar Kadir, Kirsty Garfield, Joe Matthews, Ronan A. Lyons and William Hollingworth

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:50

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  2. Content type: Short paper

    Given the high levels of sedentary time and treatment-related side effects in prostate cancer survivors (PCS), interventions targeting sedentary behavior (SED) may be more sustainable compared to physical acti...

    Authors: Linda Trinh, Kelly P. Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Catherine M. Sabiston, Scott R. Berry, Andrew Loblaw, Shabbir M. H. Alibhai, Jennifer M. Jones and Guy E. Faulkner

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:49

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  3. Content type: Review

    Physical activity (PA) participation and adherence among cancer survivors is low, despite research indicating numerous physical, psychological and emotional health benefits of exercise. Tailoring exercise prog...

    Authors: Jaime N. Wong, Edward McAuley and Linda Trinh

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:48

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  4. Content type: Research

    Psychological and environmental determinants have been discussed for promoting physical activity among workers. However, few studies have investigated effects of both workplace environment and psychological de...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Watanabe, Norito Kawakami, Yasumasa Otsuka and Shigeru Inoue

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:47

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  5. Content type: Research

    Current methods for evaluating food marketing to children often study a single marketing channel or approach. As the World Health Organization urges the removal of unhealthy food marketing in children’s settin...

    Authors: Rachel J. L. Prowse, Patti-Jean Naylor, Dana Lee Olstad, Valerie Carson, Louise C. Mâsse, Kate Storey, Sara F. L. Kirk and Kim D. Raine

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:38

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  6. Content type: Research

    Children’s recreational sport settings typically sell energy dense, low nutrient products; however, it is unknown whether the same types of food and beverages are also marketed in these settings. Understanding...

    Authors: Rachel J. L. Prowse, Patti-Jean Naylor, Dana Lee Olstad, Valerie Carson, Kate Storey, Louise C. Mâsse, Sara F. L. Kirk and Kim D. Raine

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:39

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  7. Content type: Research

    Informal neighbor relationships (NRs) are considered a structural aspect of social relationships. Although NRs might affect physical activity (PA), no previous study has simultaneously examined compositional a...

    Authors: Satoshi Seino, Akihiko Kitamura, Mariko Nishi, Yui Tomine, Izumi Tanaka, Yu Taniguchi, Yuri Yokoyama, Hidenori Amano, Miki Narita, Tomoko Ikeuchi, Yoshinori Fujiwara and Shoji Shinkai

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:46

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  8. Content type: Research

    A healthy diet is an important component of secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD). The TEXT ME study was a randomised clinical trial of people with CHD that were randomised into standard care or...

    Authors: Karla Santo, Karice Hyun, Laura de Keizer, Aravinda Thiagalingam, Graham S. Hillis, John Chalmers, Julie Redfern and Clara K. Chow

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:45

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  9. Content type: Research

    Descriptive norms (what other people do) relate to individual-level dietary behaviour and health outcome including overweight and obesity. Descriptive norms vary across residential areas but the impact of spat...

    Authors: Suzanne J. Carroll, Theo Niyonsenga, Neil T. Coffee, Anne W. Taylor and Mark Daniel

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:44

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  10. Content type: Review

    People from socioeconomically disadvantaged population groups are less likely to be physically active and more likely to experience adverse health outcomes than those who are less disadvantaged. In this umbrel...

    Authors: Melinda Craike, Glen Wiesner, Toni A. Hilland and Enrique Garcia Bengoechea

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:43

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  11. Content type: Research

    For working adults, about one-third of energy is consumed in the workplace making this an important context in which to reduce energy intake to tackle obesity. The aims of the current study were first, to iden...

    Authors: Milica Vasiljevic, Emma Cartwright, Mark Pilling, Mei-Man Lee, Giacomo Bignardi, Rachel Pechey, Gareth J. Hollands, Susan A. Jebb and Theresa M. Marteau

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:41

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  12. Content type: Research

    A regular yoga practice may have benefits for young adult health, however, there is limited evidence available to guide yoga interventions targeting weight-related health. The present study explored the relati...

    Authors: Allison W. Watts, Sarah A. Rydell, Marla E. Eisenberg, Melissa N. Laska and Dianne Neumark-Sztainer

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:42

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  13. Content type: Research

    Globally, adolescent girls’ physical activity (PA) levels are low. The ‘Girls Active’ secondary school-based programme, developed by the Youth Sport Trust, aims to increase PA in adolescent girls. This paper e...

    Authors: Deirdre M. Harrington, Melanie J. Davies, Danielle H. Bodicoat, Joanna M. Charles, Yogini V. Chudasama, Trish Gorely, Kamlesh Khunti, Tatiana Plekhanova, Alex V. Rowlands, Lauren B. Sherar, Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Thomas Yates and Charlotte L. Edwardson

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:40

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  14. Content type: Research

    Policies restricting children’s exposure to unhealthy food marketing have been impeded by the lack of evidence showing a direct link between food advertising exposure and children’s energy intake and body weig...

    Authors: Jennifer Norman, Bridget Kelly, Anne-T McMahon, Emma Boyland, Louise A. Baur, Kathy Chapman, Lesley King, Clare Hughes and Adrian Bauman

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:37

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  15. Content type: Research

    The interpretation of previous studies on the association of physical activity and sedentary behaviour with psychological health is limited by the use of mostly self-reported physical activity and sedentary be...

    Authors: A. H. Y. Chu, R. M. van Dam, S. J. H. Biddle, C. S. Tan, D. Koh and F. Müller-Riemenschneider

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:36

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  16. Content type: Research

    Increasing the frequency of periods of outdoor free-play in childcare may represent an opportunity to increase child physical activity. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of scheduling multiple periods of...

    Authors: Lubna Abdul Razak, Sze Lin Yoong, John Wiggers, Philip J. Morgan, Jannah Jones, Meghan Finch, Rachel Sutherland, Christophe Lecathelnais, Karen Gillham, Tara Clinton-McHarg and Luke Wolfenden

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:34

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  17. Content type: Research

    Despite physical activity (PA) being recognized as a critically important factor for good physical and mental health already early in life and throughout the life course, prospective data on activity behavior ...

    Authors: Einat A. Schmutz, Sarah R. Haile, Claudia S. Leeger-Aschmann, Tanja H. Kakebeeke, Annina E. Zysset, Nadine Messerli-Bürgy, Kerstin Stülb, Amar Arhab, Andrea H. Meyer, Simone Munsch, Jardena J. Puder, Oskar G. Jenni and Susi Kriemler

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:35

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  18. Content type: Short paper

    Inconsistent associations of neighbourhood walkability with adults’ body weight have been reported. Most studies examining the relationships of walkability and adiposity are cross-sectional in design. We exami...

    Authors: Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Koichiro Oka, Ai Shibata, Yung Liao, Tomoya Hanibuchi, Neville Owen and Takemi Sugiyama

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:33

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  19. Content type: Research

    Older adults are the least active population group. Interventions in residential settings may support a multi-level approach to behavior change.

    Authors: Jacqueline Kerr, Dori Rosenberg, Rachel A. Millstein, Khalisa Bolling, Katie Crist, Michelle Takemoto, Suneeta Godbole, Kevin Moran, Loki Natarajan, Cynthia Castro-Sweet and David Buchner

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:32

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  20. Content type: Research

    We investigated predictors of two increases in older people’s public transport use: initiating public transport use among non-users; and increasing public transport use amongst users. We also investigated asso...

    Authors: Anthony A. Laverty, Elizabeth Webb, Eszter P. Vamos and Christopher Millett

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:31

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  21. Content type: Research

    Increasing inequalities in rates of obesity and chronic disease may be partly fuelled by increasing dietary inequalities, however very few nationally representative analyses of socioeconomic trends in dietary ...

    Authors: Dana Lee Olstad, Rebecca M. Leech, Katherine M. Livingstone, Kylie Ball, Beth Thomas, Jane Potter, Xenia Cleanthous, Rachael Reynolds and Sarah A. McNaughton

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:30

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  22. Content type: Debate

    The work of The Global Observatory for Physical Activity-GoPA! is the first global effort to compile standardized country-level surveillance, policy and research data for physical activity in order to better u...

    Authors: Andrea Ramirez Varela, Deborah Salvo, Michael Pratt, Karen Milton, Katja Siefken, Adrian Bauman, Harold W. Kohl III, I-Min Lee, Gregory Heath, Charlie Foster, Kenneth Powell and Pedro C. Hallal

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:29

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  23. Content type: Research

    During the last two decades, researchers have devoted considerable attention to the role of maternal feeding behaviors, practices, and styles in the development of obesity in young children. Little is known, h...

    Authors: Karina Silva Garcia, Thomas G. Power, Ashley D. Beck, Jennifer Orlet Fisher, L. Suzanne Goodell, Susan L. Johnson, Teresia M. O’Connor and Sheryl O. Hughes

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:28

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  24. Content type: Research

    Active travel (walking or cycling for transport) is associated with favourable health outcomes in adults. However, little is known about the concurrent patterns of health behaviour associated with active trave...

    Authors: Louise Foley, Dorothea Dumuid, Andrew J. Atkin, Timothy Olds and David Ogilvie

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:26

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  25. Content type: Research

    Physical activity has emerged as an important lifestyle factor for primary prevention of numerous diseases, including postmenopausal breast cancer. No study to date has assessed the acute and long-term effects...

    Authors: Jessica McNeil, Megan S. Farris, Yibing Ruan, Heather Merry, Brigid M. Lynch, Charles E. Matthews, Kerry S. Courneya and Christine M. Friedenreich

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:27

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  26. Content type: Research

    Few studies have specifically focused on demographic and socio-economic characteristics associated with snacking in adults, whereas their identification could be useful for defining effective public health mea...

    Authors: Wendy Si Hassen, Katia Castetbon, Sandrine Péneau, Christine Tichit, Anouar Nechba, Aurélie Lampuré, France Bellisle, Serge Hercberg and Caroline Méjean

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:25

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  27. Content type: Research

    Sedentary behaviors, including screen time, in childhood have been associated with an increased risk for overweight. Beginning in infancy, we sought to reduce screen time and television exposure and increase t...

    Authors: Elizabeth L. Adams, Michele E. Marini, Jennifer Stokes, Leann L. Birch, Ian M. Paul and Jennifer S. Savage

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:24

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  28. Content type: Research

    Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with perinatal health risks to both mother and offspring, and represents a large economic burden. The DALI study is a multicenter randomized controlled trial, ...

    Authors: Karen Broekhuizen, David Simmons, Roland Devlieger, André van Assche, Goele Jans, Sander Galjaard, Rosa Corcoy, Juan M. Adelantado, Fidelma Dunne, Gernot Desoye, Jürgen Harreiter, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Peter Damm, Elisabeth R. Mathiesen, Dorte M. Jensen, Liselotte L. Andersen…

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:23

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  29. Content type: Research

    Internal motivation and good psychological capabilities are important factors in successful eating-related behavior change. Thus, we investigated whether general acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) affects...

    Authors: Elina Järvelä-Reijonen, Leila Karhunen, Essi Sairanen, Joona Muotka, Sanni Lindroos, Jaana Laitinen, Sampsa Puttonen, Katri Peuhkuri, Maarit Hallikainen, Jussi Pihlajamäki, Riitta Korpela, Miikka Ermes, Raimo Lappalainen and Marjukka Kolehmainen

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:22

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  30. Content type: Research

    Sedentary behaviour is a public health concern that requires surveillance and epidemiological research. For such large scale studies, self-report tools are a pragmatic measurement solution. A large number of s...

    Authors: S. F. M. Chastin, M. L. Dontje, D. A. Skelton, I. Čukić, R. J. Shaw, J. M. R. Gill, C. A. Greig, C. R. Gale, I. J. Deary, G. Der and P. M. Dall

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:21

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  31. Content type: Research

    Steps/day is widely utilized to estimate the total volume of ambulatory activity, but it does not directly reflect intensity, a central tenet of public health guidelines. Cadence (steps/min) represents an over...

    Authors: Catrine Tudor-Locke, John M. Schuna Jr, Ho Han, Elroy J. Aguiar, Sandra Larrivee, Daniel S. Hsia, Scott W. Ducharme, Tiago V. Barreira and William D. Johnson

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:20

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  32. Content type: Research

    Relationships between several built environment factors and physical activity and walking behavior are well established, but internationally-comparable built environment measures are lacking. The Microscale Au...

    Authors: Kelli L. Cain, Carrie M. Geremia, Terry L. Conway, Lawrence D. Frank, James E. Chapman, Eric H. Fox, Anna Timperio, Jenny Veitch, Delfien Van Dyck, Hannah Verhoeven, Rodrigo Reis, Alexandre Augusto, Ester Cerin, Robin R. Mellecker, Ana Queralt, Javier Molina-García…

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:19

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  33. Content type: Research

    Physical activity in children is associated with better physical and mental health but many children do not meet physical activity guidelines. Friendship groups are potentially an important influence on childr...

    Authors: Ruth E. Salway, Simon J. Sebire, Emma Solomon-Moore, Janice L. Thompson and Russell Jago

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:18

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  34. Content type: Research

    Guided by the Socialization Model of Child Behavior (SMCB), this cross-sectional study examined direct and indirect associations of parental cognitions and behavior, the home and neighborhood environment, and ...

    Authors: Eun-Young Lee, Kylie D. Hesketh, Ryan E. Rhodes, Christina M. Rinaldi, John C. Spence and Valerie Carson

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:17

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  35. Content type: Research

    Evidence on whether healthy diets are more expensive than current diets is mixed due to lack of robust methodology. The aim of this study was to develop a novel methodology to model the cost differential betwe...

    Authors: Stefanie Vandevijvere, Nick Young, Sally Mackay, Boyd Swinburn and Mark Gahegan

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:16

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  36. Content type: Review

    The links between increased participation in Physical Activity (PA) and improvements in health are well established. As this body of evidence has grown, so too has the search for measures of PA with high level...

    Authors: Kieran P. Dowd, Robert Szeklicki, Marco Alessandro Minetto, Marie H. Murphy, Angela Polito, Ezio Ghigo, Hidde van der Ploeg, Ulf Ekelund, Janusz Maciaszek, Rafal Stemplewski, Maciej Tomczak and Alan E. Donnelly

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:15

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  37. Content type: Research

    Maintenance of physical activity (PA) during later life is associated with optimal health; however, the long-term trajectories of PA into old age and their predictors have not been extensively researched using...

    Authors: Daniel Aggio, Efstathios Papachristou, Olia Papacosta, Lucy T. Lennon, Sarah Ash, Peter H. Whincup, S. Goya Wannamethee and Barbara J. Jefferis

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:14

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  38. Content type: Research

    Childhood overweight and obesity is a major public health concern. Community-based interventions have the potential to reach caregivers and children. However, the overall health impact of these programs is rar...

    Authors: Mary E. Jung, Jessica E. Bourne and Heather L. Gainforth

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:13

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  39. Content type: Research

    Designing parks that optimise visitation and support visitors to be active is important for public health. Yet there is very little evidence about whether playground refurbishment achieves these objectives. Th...

    Authors: Jenny Veitch, Jo Salmon, David Crawford, Gavin Abbott, Billie Giles-Corti, Alison Carver and Anna Timperio

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:10

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  40. Content type: Research

    Implementing evidence-based recommendations for treating pediatric overweight and obesity is challenging in low-resource settings. We conducted a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effects of implemen...

    Authors: Judith Wylie-Rosett, Adriana E. Groisman-Perelstein, Pamela M. Diamantis, Camille C. Jimenez, Viswanathan Shankar, Beth A. Conlon, Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Carmen R. Isasi, Sarah N. Martin, Mindy Ginsberg, Nirupa R. Matthan and Alice H. Lichtenstein

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:12

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  41. Content type: Research

    Descriptive data on active transportation in children focuses on the trip to school and has relied on subjective reports. The purpose of this study was to use objective measures to describe total active transp...

    Authors: Gillian C. Williams, Michael M. Borghese and Ian Janssen

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:11

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  42. Content type: Research

    To examine longitudinal associations between food insecurity (FI) and health behaviors/outcomes among a diverse sample of university freshmen.

    Authors: Meg Bruening, Irene van Woerden, Michael Todd and Melissa N. Laska

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:9

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  43. Content type: Research

    In Norway, social inequalities in health and health-related behaviors have been reported despite the well-developed welfare state. The objective of the present study was to analyze; (i) the development in freq...

    Authors: Kathrine Bolt-Evensen, Frøydis N. Vik, Tonje Holte Stea, Knut-Inge Klepp and Elling Bere

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:8

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  44. Content type: Research

    Little is known about the relation between the neighbourhood food environment and home cooking. We explored the independent and combined associations between residential neighbourhood spatial access to restaur...

    Authors: Maria Gabriela M. Pinho, Joreintje D. Mackenbach, Hélène Charreire, Jean-Michel Oppert, Helga Bárdos, Harry Rutter, Sofie Compernolle, Joline W. J. Beulens, Johannes Brug and Jeroen Lakerveld

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:6

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  45. Content type: Research

    Although prior research suggests that stress may play a role in parent’s use of food-related parenting practices, it is unclear whether certain types of stress (e.g., transient, chronic) result in different fo...

    Authors: Jerica M. Berge, Allan Tate, Amanda Trofholz, Angela Fertig, Scott Crow, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer and Michael Miner

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:7

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  46. Content type: Research

    The quality of most Americans’ diets is far from optimal. Given that many Americans consume a significant portion of calories in the home, intervening in this setting could be beneficial. However, the relation...

    Authors: Angela Kong, Linda Schiffer, Mirjana Antonic, Carol Braunschweig, Angela Odoms-Young and Marian Fitzgibbon

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:5

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  47. Content type: Research

    Interactive web-based physical activity interventions using Web 2.0 features (e.g., social networking) have the potential to improve engagement and effectiveness compared to static Web 1.0 interventions. Howev...

    Authors: Stephanie J. Alley, Gregory S. Kolt, Mitch J. Duncan, Cristina M. Caperchione, Trevor N. Savage, Anthony J. Maeder, Richard R. Rosenkranz, Rhys Tague, Anetta K. Van Itallie, W. Kerry Mummery and Corneel Vandelanotte

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:4

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  48. Content type: Research

    This study examined bidirectional relationships between maternal feeding practices and child food responsiveness and satiety responsiveness from 2 to 5 years.

    Authors: Elena Jansen, Kate E. Williams, Kimberley M. Mallan, Jan M. Nicholson and Lynne A. Daniels

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:3

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  49. Content type: Research

    Poorer diets and subsequent higher rates of chronic disease among lower-income individuals may be partially attributed to reduced access to fresh fruits and vegetables (F&V) and other healthy foods. Mobile mar...

    Authors: Lucia A. Leone, Gina L. Tripicchio, Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, Jared McGuirt, Jacqueline S. Grady Smith, Janelle Armstrong-Brown, Ziya Gizlice and Alice Ammerman

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:2

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  50. Content type: Research

    The effect of the Keep Moving toward Healthy Heart and Healthy Brain (KM2H2) program at 6-month post intervention has been assessed.  The purpose of this study is to evaluate the KM2H2 program at 30-month post in...

    Authors: Jie Gong, Yunan Xu, Xinguang Chen, Niannian Yang, Fang Li and Yaqiong Yan

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:1

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