Energy balance-related behaviors

Section edited by Richard Rosenkranz, Dianne Stanton Ward, Amanda Daley, Carol Maher, Marc Adams, Janice Thompson

This section aims to publish studies looking at the health behaviors which may positively or negatively influence the energy balance (physical activity, sedentary behavior, diet/nutrition) and which may be related to weight-status, -gain and -control.

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  1. Research article

    Are children participating in a quasi-experimental education outside the classroom intervention more physically active?

    Education outside the classroom (EOtC) is a curriculum-based approach to teaching that has shown positive associations with children’s physical activity and academic learning in small-scale case studies. The p...

    Mikkel Bo Schneller, Scott Duncan, Jasper Schipperijn, Glen Nielsen, Erik Mygind and Peter Bentsen

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:523

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  2. Study protocol

    Comparing motivational, self-regulatory and habitual processes in a computer-tailored physical activity intervention in hospital employees - protocol for the PATHS randomised controlled trial

    Most people do not engage in sufficient physical activity to confer health benefits and to reduce risk of chronic disease. Healthcare professionals frequently provide guidance on physical activity, but often d...

    Dominika Kwasnicka, Corneel Vandelanotte, Amanda Rebar, Benjamin Gardner, Camille Short, Mitch Duncan, Dawn Crook and Martin S. Hagger

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:518

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  3. Research article

    Maternal-child co-participation in physical activity-related behaviours: prevalence and cross-sectional associations with mothers and children’s objectively assessed physical activity levels

    Co-participation in physical activity may be a useful strategy for increasing physical activity in mothers and their young children, yet little empirical evidence exists on this topic for young families. This ...

    Jill A. Hnatiuk, Ellen DeDecker, Kylie D. Hesketh and Greet Cardon

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:506

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  4. Debate

    Why Australia needs to define obesity as a chronic condition

    In Australia people with a diagnosed chronic condition can be managed on unique funded care plans that allow the recruitment of a multidisciplinary team to assist in setting treatment goals and adequate follow...

    C. A. Opie, H. M. Haines, K. E. Ervin, K. Glenister and D. Pierce

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:500

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  5. Research article

    Dual burden of malnutrition in US Affiliated Pacific jurisdictions in the Children’s Healthy Living Program

    Few data are available on dual burden of under and over nutrition of children in the Pacific region. The objective was to examine prevalence of stunting at birth and current stunting and their relationship to ...

    Rachel Novotny, Fenfang Li, Rachael Leon Guerrero, Patricia Coleman, Aifili J. Tufa, Andrea Bersamin, Jonathan Deenik and Lynne R Wilkens

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:483

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  6. Research article

    The impact of an m-Health financial incentives program on the physical activity and diet of Australian truck drivers

    Chronic diseases are high in truck drivers and have been linked to work routines that promote inactivity and poor diets. This feasibility study examined the extent to which an m-Health financial incentives pro...

    Nicholas D. Gilson, Toby G Pavey, Olivia RL Wright, Corneel Vandelanotte, Mitch J Duncan, Sjaan Gomersall, Stewart G. Trost and Wendy J. Brown

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:467

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  7. Research article

    Exercise and eating habits among urban adolescents: a cross-sectional study in Kolkata, India

    Unhealthy eating and lack of exercise during adolescence culminated into earlier onset and increasing burden of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) worldwide. Among urban Indian adolescents, prevale...

    Soumitra Kumar, Saumitra Ray, Debabrata Roy, Kajal Ganguly, Sibananda Dutta, Tanmay Mahapatra, Sanchita Mahapatra, Kinnori Gupta, Kaushik Chakraborty, Mrinal Kanti Das, Santanu Guha, Pradip K. Deb and Amal K. Banerjee

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:468

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  8. Research article

    Socioeconomic status and dietary patterns in children from around the world: different associations by levels of country human development?

    Although ‘unhealthy’ diet is a well-known risk factor for non-communicable diseases, its relationship with socio-economic status (SES) has not been fully investigated. Moreover, the available research has larg...

    Taru Manyanga, Mark S. Tremblay, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Mikael Fogelholm, Gang Hu, Rebecca Kuriyan, Anura Kurpad, Estelle V. Lambert, Carol Maher, Jose Maia, Victor Matsudo, Timothy Olds, Vincent Onywera, Olga L. Sarmiento, Martyn Standage…

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:457

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  9. Research article

    Association between leisure time physical activity preference and behavior: evidence from the China Health & Nutrition Survey, 2004–2011

    Previous studies have suggested that food preference is a good indicator of actual food intake and that sedentary activity preference is a significant predictor of lower physical activity level. But no studies...

    Junmin Zhou, Denise H Britigan, Shireen S. Rajaram, Hongmei Wang and Dejun Su

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:451

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  10. Research Article

    The association between time scarcity, sociodemographic correlates and consumption of ultra-processed foods among parents in Norway: a cross-sectional study

    Use of ultra-processed foods has expanded rapidly over the last decades and high consumption has been positively associated with risk of e.g. overweight, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Ultra-processed foods offe...

    Ingrid Laukeland Djupegot, Camilla Bengtson Nenseth, Elling Bere, Helga Birgit Torgeirsdotter Bjørnarå, Sissel Heidi Helland, Nina Cecilie Øverby, Monica Klungland Torstveit and Tonje Holte Stea

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:447

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  11. Study protocol

    Study Protocol of MINI SALTEN: a technology-based multi-component intervention in the school environment targeting healthy habits of first grade children and their parents

    MINI SALTEN is a program developed to increase moderate to vigorous physical activity (PA) and improve eating habits at home and school in first grade children. It aims to assess the effects of a technology fa...

    Irina Kovalskys, Cecile Rausch Herscovici, Paula Indart Rougier, María José De Gregorio, Luciana Zonis and Liliana Orellana

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:401

    Published on: 6 May 2017

  12. Research article

    What are the working mechanisms of a web-based workplace sitting intervention targeting psychosocial factors and action planning?

    Office workers demonstrate high levels of sitting on workdays. As sitting is positively associated with adverse health risks in adults, a theory-driven web-based computer-tailored intervention to influence wor...

    Katrien De Cocker, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Greet Cardon and Corneel Vandelanotte

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:382

    Published on: 3 May 2017

  13. Research article

    The effect of an online video intervention ‘Movie Models’ on specific parenting practices and parental self-efficacy related to children’s physical activity, screen-time and healthy diet: a quasi experimental study

    In children, being sufficiently physically active, having low levels of screen-time and having a healthy diet are largely influenced by parenting practices. Children of parents applying positive parenting prac...

    Sara De Lepeleere, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Greet Cardon and Maïté Verloigne

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:366

    Published on: 27 April 2017

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