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International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Andre Matthias Müller, Stephanie Alley, Stephanie Schoeppe, Corneel Vandelanotte
BACKGROUND: Promoting physical activity and healthy eating is important to combat the unprecedented rise in NCDs in many developing countries. Using modern information-and communication technologies to deliver physical activity and diet interventions is particularly promising considering the increased proliferation of such technologies in many developing countries. The objective of this systematic review is to investigate the effectiveness of e-& mHealth interventions to promote physical activity and healthy diets in developing countries...
October 10, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Erin Hoare, Karen Milton, Charlie Foster, Steven Allender
BACKGROUND: With technological developments and modernised sedentary lifestyles has come an increase in diseases associated with inactivity such as obesity and other non-communicable diseases. Emerging evidence suggests that time spent sedentary may also interact with mental health. This systematic review examined the associations between sedentary behaviour and mental health problems among adolescents. METHODS: This systematic review followed Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses, and applied a quality assessment tool for quantitative studies to identity best available evidence...
October 8, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Nicole Nathan, Sze Lin Yoong, Rachel Sutherland, Kathryn Reilly, Tessa Delaney, Lisa Janssen, Katie Robertson, Renee Reynolds, Li Kheng Chai, Christophe Lecathelinais, John Wiggers, Luke Wolfenden
BACKGROUND: The implementation of school nutrition policies, which govern the provision of food in schools, is recommended as a public health strategy to support the development of healthy dietary behaviours in school-aged children. Despite this, research internationally and in Australia indicates that few schools implement such policies. This study aims to examine whether a theoretically designed, multi-strategy intervention was effective in increasing the implementation of a healthy canteen policy in Australian primary schools...
October 7, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Jack S Benton, Jamie Anderson, Ruth F Hunter, David P French
BACKGROUND: Evidence regarding the association of the built environment with physical activity is influencing policy recommendations that advocate changing the built environment to increase population-level physical activity. However, to date there has been no rigorous appraisal of the quality of the evidence on the effects of changing the built environment. The aim of this review was to conduct a thorough quantitative appraisal of the risk of bias present in those natural experiments with the strongest experimental designs for assessing the causal effects of the built environment on physical activity...
October 7, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Virgílio Viana Ramires, Samuel Carvalho Dumith, Fernando Cesar Wehrmeister, Pedro Curi Hallal, Ana Maria Baptista Menezes, Helen Gonçalves
BACKGROUND: Adolescence is a period of accelerated development and increases in body composition. Physical activity (PA) practice has been associated with the development of major components of body composition (bone, muscle and fat). However, the longitudinal effects of PA of different intensities during adolescence are still not well understood. Thus, the main goal this study has investigate the association between practice of moderate- and vigorous-intensity physical activity throughout adolescence and body composition, specifically lean mass (LM) and fat mass (FM), at age 18...
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Axel Gamburzew, Nicolas Darcel, Rozenn Gazan, Christophe Dubois, Matthieu Maillot, Daniel Tomé, Sandrine Raffin, Nicole Darmon
BACKGROUND: Consumers often do not understand nutrition labels or do not perceive their usefulness. In addition, price can be a barrier to healthy food choices, especially for socio-economically disadvantaged individuals. METHOD: A 6-month intervention combined shelf labeling and marketing strategies (signage, prime placement, taste testing) to draw attention to inexpensive foods with good nutritional quality in two stores located in a disadvantaged neighborhood in Marseille (France)...
September 27, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Louis Goffe, Frances Hillier-Brown, Aoife Doherty, Wendy Wrieden, Amelia A Lake, Vera Araujo-Soares, Carolyn Summerbell, Martin White, Ashley J Adamson, Jean Adams
BACKGROUND: Takeaway food has a relatively poor nutritional profile. Providing takeaway outlets with reduced-holed salt shakers is one method thought to reduce salt use in takeaways, but effects have not been formally tested. We aimed to determine if there was a difference in sodium content of standard fish and chip meals served by Fish & Chip Shops that use standard (17 holes) versus reduced-holed (5 holes) salt shakers, taking advantage of natural variations in salt shakers used. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of all Fish & Chip Shops in two local government areas (n = 65), where servers added salt to meals as standard practice, and salt shaker used could be identified (n = 61)...
September 26, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Jean-Philippe Chaput, Caroline Dutil
BACKGROUND: Sleep is an important contributor to physical and mental health; however, chronic sleep deprivation has become common in adolescents, especially on weekdays. Adolescents aged 14-17 years are recommended to sleep between 8 and 10 h per night to maximize overall health and well-being. Although sleep needs may vary between individuals, sleep duration recommendations are important for surveillance and help inform policies, interventions, and the population of healthy sleep behaviors...
September 26, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Chantal Julia, Olivier Blanchet, Caroline Méjean, Sandrine Péneau, Pauline Ducrot, Benjamin Allès, Léopold K Fezeu, Mathilde Touvier, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot, Eric Singler, Serge Hercberg
BACKGROUND: Front-of-pack (FOP) nutrition labelling has received growing attention from public health authorities, as a tool to promote healthier diets in the population. Recently, the French Health law introduced the principle of implementing a FOP nutrition labelling system. A scientific proposal has put forward the 5-Colour Nutrition Label (5-CNL), a five-category colour-coded summary system supported by research suggesting that it is well perceived and understood in the population...
2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Caroline S Kampshoff, Willem van Mechelen, Goof Schep, Marten R Nijziel, Lenja Witlox, Lisa Bosman, Mai J M Chinapaw, Johannes Brug, Laurien M Buffart
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was  to identify demographic, clinical, psychosocial, physical and environmental factors that are associated with participation in and adherence to a combined resistance and endurance exercise program among cancer survivors, shortly after completion of primary cancer treatment. Data from the randomized controlled Resistance and Endurance exercise After ChemoTherapy (REACT) study were used for this study. METHODS: The participants of the REACT study were randomly allocated to either a high intensity (HI) or low-to-moderate intensity (LMI) exercise program...
2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Jouni Lahti, Ansku Holstila, Minna Mänty, Eero Lahelma, Ossi Rahkonen
BACKGROUND: Disability retirement is an economic, public health and work life issue causing costs for employees, workplaces and society. Adopting physical activity at middle-age has been associated with reduced risk of sickness absence and mortality. The aim of this study was to examine how changes over time in leisure time physical activity are associated with subsequent disability retirement among midlife employees. METHODS: The Helsinki Health Study cohort baseline (phase 1) mail questionnaire survey data were collected in 2000, 2001 and 2002 among 40-60-year-old employees of the City of Helsinki, Finland...
2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Maria Rianne van der Kleij, Mathilde Crone, Ria Reis, Theo Paulussen
BACKGROUND: Implementation of intersectoral community approaches often fails due to a translational gap between the approach as intended and the approach as implemented in practice. Knowledge about the implementation determinants of such approaches is needed to facilitate future implementation processes. METHODS: The implementation of five EPODE-derived intersectoral community approaches was studied longitudinally. Semi-structured interviews were held with 189 community stakeholders from four sectors to elucidate which determinants influenced implementation, and if an to which extent determinants differed across communities, sectors and over time...
2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Jenny Peplies, Claudia Börnhorst, Kathrin Günther, Arno Fraterman, Paola Russo, Toomas Veidebaum, Michael Tornaritis, Stefaan De Henauw, Staffan Marild, Dénes Molnar, Luis A Moreno, Wolfgang Ahrens
BACKGROUND: This study investigates prospective associations of anthropometrical and lifestyle indices with insulin resistance (IR) in European children from the IDEFICS cohort. Insulin resistance (IR) is a growing concern in childhood obesity and a central aspect of the metabolic syndrome (MS). It most likely represents the link between obesity and type 2 diabetes. METHODS: This longitudinal study included 3348 preadolescent children aged 3 to 10.9 years from 8 European countries who were observed from 2007/2008 to 2009/2010...
2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Tessa Bollard, Ninya Maubach, Natalie Walker, Cliona Ni Mhurchu
BACKGROUND: Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is associated with increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and dental caries. Our aim was to assess the effects of plain packaging, warning labels, and a 20 % tax on predicted SSB preferences, beliefs and purchase probabilities amongst young people. METHODS: A 2 × 3 × 2 between-group experimental study was conducted over a one-week period in August 2014. Intervention scenarios were delivered, and outcome data collected, via an anonymous online survey...
2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Huilan Xu, Li Ming Wen, Louise L Hardy, Chris Rissel
BACKGROUND: Early childhood is a critical time for establishing physical activity and sedentary behaviours. Identifying modifiable predictors of physical activity and sedentary behaviours in the early life stages can inform the development of early intervention programs. The aim of this study was to identify modifiable predictors of outdoor play (a proxy of physical activity) and screen-time in 2- to 5-year-olds. METHODS: A longitudinal data analysis was conducted using 5-year follow-up data from the Healthy Beginnings Trial undertaken in Sydney, Australia from 2007 to 2013...
2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Lauren Arundell, Elly Fletcher, Jo Salmon, Jenny Veitch, Trina Hinkley
BACKGROUND: Independent of physical activity levels, youth sedentary behaviors (SB) have negative health outcomes. SB prevalence estimates during discretionary periods of the day (e.g., after-school), inform the need for targeted period-specific interventions. This systematic review aimed to determine children's and adolescents' SB prevalence during the after-school period. METHODS: A computerized search was conducted in October 2015 (analysed November 2015). Inclusion criteria were: published in a peer-reviewed English journal; participants aged 5-18 years; measured overall after-school sedentary time (ST) objectively, and/or specific after-school SBs (e...
2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Rachel Sutherland, Penny Reeves, Elizabeth Campbell, David R Lubans, Philip J Morgan, Nicole Nathan, Luke Wolfenden, Anthony D Okely, Karen Gillham, Lynda Davies, John Wiggers
BACKGROUND: Few school-based interventions have been successful in reducing physical activity decline and preventing overweight and obesity in adolescent populations. As a result, few cost effectiveness analyses have been reported. The aim of this paper is to report the cost and cost effectiveness of the Physical Activity 4 Everyone (PA4E1) intervention which was a multi-component intervention implemented in secondary schools located in low-income communities. Cost effectiveness was assessed using both the physical activity and weight status trial outcomes...
2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
David R Lubans, Jordan J Smith, Ronald C Plotnikoff, Kerry A Dally, Anthony D Okely, Jo Salmon, Philip J Morgan
BACKGROUND: Obesity prevention interventions targeting 'at-risk' adolescents are urgently needed. The aim of this study is to evaluate the sustained impact of the 'Active Teen Leaders Avoiding Screen-time' (ATLAS) obesity prevention program. METHODS: Cluster RCT in 14 secondary schools in low-income communities of New South Wales, Australia. Participants were 361 adolescent boys (aged 12-14 years) 'at risk' of obesity. The intervention was based on Self-Determination Theory and Social Cognitive Theory and involved: professional development, fitness equipment for schools, teacher-delivered physical activity sessions, lunch-time activity sessions, researcher-led seminars, a smartphone application, and parental strategies...
2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Carolyn Cheng, Jennifer Martin-Biggers, Virginia Quick, Kim Spaccarotella, Carol Byrd-Bredbenner
BACKGROUND: Early identification of physical activity (PA) opportunities in the home and neighborhood environment may help obesity prevention efforts in households with young children. This cross-sectional study's purpose was to develop a brief, easy-to-use, self-report inventory called Home Opportunities for Physical activity check-Up (HOP-Up), to evaluate the availability and accessibility of PA space and equipment in and near homes with preschool children, and establish its validity and reliability...
2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Sarah A Mummah, Abby C King, Christopher D Gardner, Stephen Sutton
BACKGROUND: Mobile technology may serve as a cost-effective and scalable tool for delivering behavioral nutrition interventions. This research sought to iteratively develop a theory-driven mobile app, Vegethon, to increase vegetable consumption. METHODS: Development of Vegethon followed phases outlined by the IDEAS framework: 1) empathize with users (qualitative interviews, n = 18); 2) specify target behavior; 3) ground in behavioral theory; 4) ideate implementation strategies; 5) prototype potential products; 6) gather user feedback (qualitative interviews, n = 14; questionnaire, n = 41); 7) build minimum viable product; and 8) pilot potential efficacy and usability (pilot RCT, n = 17)...
2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
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