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  1. We evaluated the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a loyalty scheme based intervention involving rewards for increasing physical activity in public sector employees.

    Authors: Ruth F. Hunter, Jennifer M. Murray, Aisling Gough, Jianjun Tang, Christopher C. Patterson, David P. French, Emma McIntosh, Yiqiao Xin and Frank Kee

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:127

    Content type: Research

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  2. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour (SB) on body mass index (BMI) and fat mass index (FMI) in children over the course of five years and identify p...

    Authors: Phillipp Schwarzfischer, Dariusz Gruszfeld, Piotr Socha, Veronica Luque, Ricardo Closa-Monasterolo, Déborah Rousseaux, Melissa Moretti, Benedetta Mariani, Elvira Verduci, Berthold Koletzko and Veit Grote

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:126

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:24

  3. Dietary inequalities between population groups are common with older and more affluent individuals tending to have healthier diets. Differential responses to health interventions may exacerbate inequalities. C...

    Authors: Katrine Ejlerskov, Stephen J. Sharp, Martine Stead, Ashley J. Adamson, Martin White and Jean Adams

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:125

    Content type: Research

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  4. Following publication of the original article [1], the author has requested us to make a correction in the Results section of the Abstract and in the Discussion sections as explained below:

    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 15:124

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:49

  5. National policy approaches to physical activity (PA) promotion and sedentary behaviour (SB) reduction are needed to address rising rates of non-communicable diseases. Understanding the policy process and impac...

    Authors: Bojana Klepac Pogrmilovic, Grant O’Sullivan, Karen Milton, Stuart J. H. Biddle, Adrian Bauman, Fiona Bull, Sonja Kahlmeier, Michael Pratt and Zeljko Pedisic

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:123

    Content type: Review

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  6. Sedentary time increases and total physical activity decreases with age. The magnitude and correlates of changes in sedentary time, light-intensity physical activity (LPA), moderate-to-vigorous intensity physi...

    Authors: Samantha Hajna, Tom White, Søren Brage, Esther M. F. van Sluijs, Kate Westgate, Andy P. Jones, Robert Luben, Kay-Tee Khaw, Nicholas J. Wareham and Simon J. Griffin

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:122

    Content type: Research

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  7. School nutrition policies can encourage restrictions in sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) availability in school food outlets in order to discourage students’ SSB intake. The main objective was to examine how bev...

    Authors: Katelyn M. Godin, David Hammond, Ashok Chaurasia and Scott T. Leatherdale

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:121

    Content type: Research

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  8. Food preparation behaviors may markedly determine dietary intake and consequently influence weight status. However, the few available studies have found equivocal results. No study has prospectively investigat...

    Authors: Caroline Méjean, Aurélie Lampuré, Wendy Si Hassen, Séverine Gojard, Sandrine Péneau, Serge Hercberg and Katia Castetbon

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:120

    Content type: Research

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  9. The evidence showing the ill health effects of prolonged sedentary behaviour (SB) is growing. Most studies of SB in older adults have relied on self-report measures of SB. However, SB is difficult for older ad...

    Authors: Kristiann C. Heesch, Robert L. Hill, Nicolas Aguilar-Farias, Jannique G. Z. van Uffelen and Toby Pavey

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:119

    Content type: Research

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  10. New physical activity guidelines for children address all movement behaviors across the 24-h day (physical activity, sedentary behavior, sleep), but how each component relates to body composition when adjusted...

    Authors: Rachael W. Taylor, Jillian J. Haszard, Kim A. Meredith-Jones, Barbara C. Galland, Anne-Louise M. Heath, Julie Lawrence, Andrew R. Gray, Rachel Sayers, Maha Hanna and Barry J. Taylor

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:118

    Content type: Research

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  11. Many preschoolers spend a substantial portion of their day enrolled in centre-based childcare; the amounts of physical activity and sedentary time accumulated in this environment are critical to preschoolers’ ...

    Authors: Kathleen T. O’Brien, Leigh M. Vanderloo, Brianne A. Bruijns, Stephanie Truelove and Patricia Tucker

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:117

    Content type: Review

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  12. Electrically assisted bicycles (e-bikes) have been highlighted as a method of active travel that could overcome some of the commonly reported barriers to cycle commuting. The objective of this systematic revie...

    Authors: Jessica E. Bourne, Sarah Sauchelli, Rachel Perry, Angie Page, Sam Leary, Clare England and Ashley R. Cooper

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:116

    Content type: Review

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  13. Evidence from experimental and observational studies is limited regarding the most favorable breakfast composition to prevent abdominal fat accumulation. We explored the association between breakfast compositi...

    Authors: Angeline Chatelan, Katia Castetbon, Jerome Pasquier, Chloe Allemann, Alexandre Zuber, Esther Camenzind-Frey, Christine Anne Zuberbuehler and Murielle Bochud

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:115

    Content type: Research

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  14. High volumes of sitting time are associated with an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and with adverse cardiometabolic risk profiles. However, previous studies have predominately eva...

    Authors: Paddy C. Dempsey, Nyssa T. Hadgraft, Elisabeth A. H. Winkler, Bronwyn K. Clark, Matthew P. Buman, Paul A. Gardiner, Neville Owen, Brigid M. Lynch and David W. Dunstan

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:114

    Content type: Research

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  15. Parental child feeding practices (PCFP) are a key factor influencing children’s dietary intake, especially in the preschool years when eating behavior is being established. Instruments to measure PCFP have bee...

    Authors: Digna Niken Purwaningrum, Helda Yessy Maria Sibagariang, Jayashree Arcot, Hamam Hadi, Rasita Amelia Hasnawati, Risma Saski Rahmita and Rohan Jayasuriya

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:113

    Content type: Research

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  16. Most interventions aiming to promote leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) at population level showed small or null effects. Approaching the problem from a systems science perspective may shed light on the rea...

    Authors: Leandro M. T. Garcia, Ana V. Diez Roux, André C. R. Martins, Yong Yang and Alex A. Florindo

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:112

    Content type: Research

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  17. The development and implementation of effective physical activity (PA) intervention programs is challenging, particularly in older adults. After the first year of the intervention program used in the ongoing P...

    Authors: Helmut Schröder, Gabriela Cárdenas-Fuentes, Miguel Angel Martínez-González, Dolores Corella, Jesús Vioque, Dora Romaguera, J. Alfredo Martínez, Francisco J. Tinahones, José López Miranda, Ramon Estruch, Aurora Bueno-Cavanillas, Fernando Arós, Ascensión Marcos, Josep A. Tur, Julia Warnberg, Lluis Serra-Majem…

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:110

    Content type: Research

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  18. Research has indicated that adult picky eating (PE) is associated with elevated psychosocial impairment and limited dietary variety and fruit and vegetable intake; however, research operationalizing PE behavio...

    Authors: Jordan M. Ellis, Hana F. Zickgraf, Amy T. Galloway, Jamal H. Essayli and Matthew C. Whited

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:109

    Content type: Research

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  19. Childhood obesity is a major public health challenge. We aimed to investigate the incidence of overweight/obesity among Chinese children; and prospectively examine the associations of weight-change intention w...

    Authors: Li Cai, Meixia Dai, Lizi Lin, Wenhan Yang, Yajun Chen, Jun Ma and Jin Jing

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:108

    Content type: Research

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  20. Income inequalities in sports participation are shaped by a system in which individuals and the environment interact. We developed an agent-based model (ABM) that could represent this system and used it to pro...

    Authors: David J. Blok, Frank J. van Lenthe and Sake J. de Vlas

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:107

    Content type: Methodology

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  21. Physical activity (PA) is beneficial in improving negative physical and psychological effects of cancer and cancer treatment, but adherence to PA guidelines is low. Computer-tailored PA interventions can reach...

    Authors: Rianne Henrica Johanna Golsteijn, Catherine Bolman, Esmee Volders, Denise Astrid Peels, Hein de Vries and Lilian Lechner

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:106

    Content type: Research

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  22. Open science has received a great deal of attention across the academic community. Open science has been defined in many ways, but the central principle is to make methods, results and the underpinning data (p...

    Authors: Russell Jago and Hidde van der Ploeg

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:105

    Content type: Editorial

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  23. Parents influence their children’s weight-related behaviours through their parenting practices, which are often a focal point of obesity prevention interventions. This study examined associations of maternal c...

    Authors: Jess Haines, Katherine L. Downing, Lisa Tang, Karen J. Campbell and Kylie D. Hesketh

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:104

    Content type: Research

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  24. Physical activity is associated with improved physical and mental health among children. However, physical activity declines and sedentary time increases with age, and large proportions of older children do no...

    Authors: Russell Jago, Ruth Salway, Deborah A. Lawlor, Lydia Emm-Collison, Jon Heron, Janice L. Thompson and Simon J. Sebire

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:103

    Content type: Research

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  25. Reducing meat consumption can help prevent non-communicable diseases and protect the environment. Interventions targeting conscious determinants of human behaviour are generally acceptable approaches to promot...

    Authors: Filippo Bianchi, Claudia Dorsel, Emma Garnett, Paul Aveyard and Susan A Jebb

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:102

    Content type: Review

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  26. Previous research has linked lower availability of food stores selling fruits and vegetables to unhealthy diet. However, the longitudinal association between the availability of healthy food stores and mortali...

    Authors: Yukako Tani, Norimichi Suzuki, Takeo Fujiwara, Masamichi Hanazato, Naoki Kondo, Yasuhiro Miyaguni and Katsunori Kondo

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:101

    Content type: Research

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  27. Increasing physical activity (PA) levels (regular movement such as walking and activities of daily living) and reducing time spent sedentary improves cardiovascular health and reduces morbidity and mortality. ...

    Authors: Sarah A. Moore, Nina Hrisos, Darren Flynn, Linda Errington, Christopher Price and Leah Avery

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:100

    Content type: Review

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  28. In today’s society, few adolescents meet physical activity guidelines and effects of physical activity promoting programmes are disappointing. In studies exploring determinants of physical activity, the perspe...

    Authors: L. M. Hidding, M. J. M. Chinapaw and T. M. Altenburg

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:99

    Content type: Research

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  29. Large amounts of sitting at work have been identified as an emerging occupational health risk, and findings from intervention trials have been reported. However, few such reports have examined participant-sele...

    Authors: Samantha K. Stephens, Elizabeth G. Eakin, Bronwyn K. Clark, Elisabeth A. H. Winkler, Neville Owen, Anthony D. LaMontagne, Marj Moodie, Sheleigh P. Lawler, David W. Dunstan and Genevieve N. Healy

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:98

    Content type: Research

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  30. Although reducing sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) intake is an important behavioral strategy to improve health, no known SSB-focused behavioral trial has examined maintenance of SSB behaviors after an initial r...

    Authors: Jamie M. Zoellner, Wen You, Paul A. Estabrooks, Yvonnes Chen, Brenda M. Davy, Kathleen J. Porter, Valisa E. Hedrick, Angela Bailey and Natalie Kružliaková

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:97

    Content type: Research

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  31. Although many cross-sectional studies reported that children with overweight or obesity show more food approaching and less food avoidant eating behaviors, there is a lack of replication in longitudinal studie...

    Authors: Ivonne P. M. Derks, Eric J. G. Sijbrands, Melissa Wake, Farah Qureshi, Jan van der Ende, Manon H. J. Hillegers, Vincent W. V. Jaddoe, Henning Tiemeier and Pauline W. Jansen

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:96

    Content type: Research

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  32. Few children consume sufficient servings of fruits and vegetables. Interventions aiming to improve children’s dietary intake often target parent level factors, but limited research has examined the mediating r...

    Authors: Elva M. Arredondo, Guadalupe X. Ayala, Sandra Soto, Donald J. Slymen, Lucy A. Horton, Humberto Parada, Nadia Campbell, Leticia Ibarra, Moshe Engelberg and John P. Elder

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:95

    Content type: Research

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  33. Children and adolescents spend a lot of time sitting at school. Implementing standing desks in the classroom is one potential strategy to reduce and break up sitting time. The first aim was to evaluate the eff...

    Authors: Maïté Verloigne, Nicola D Ridgers, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij and Greet Cardon

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:94

    Content type: Research

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  34. Furthermore, these errors were mistakenly introduced by the Production team managing this article and, as such were not the fault of the authors.

    Authors: Thomas Burgoine, Chinmoy Sarkar, Chris J. Webster and Pablo Monsivais

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:93

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:71

  35. Metabolic health in people with obesity is determined by body composition. In this study, we examined the influence of a combined strength exercise and motivational programme –embedded in the school curriculum...

    Authors: G. A. Ten Hoor, G. M. Rutten, G. J. P. Van Breukelen, G. Kok, R. A. C. Ruiter, K Meijer, S. P. J. Kremers, F. J. M. Feron, R. Crutzen, A. M. J. W. Schols and G. Plasqui

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:92

    Content type: Research

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  36. Increases in physical activity through active travel have the potential to have large beneficial effects on populations, through both better health outcomes and reduced motorized traffic. However accurately id...

    Authors: Duncan S. Procter, Angie S. Page, Ashley R. Cooper, Claire M. Nightingale, Bina Ram, Alicja R. Rudnicka, Peter H. Whincup, Christelle Clary, Daniel Lewis, Steven Cummins, Anne Ellaway, Billie Giles-Corti, Derek G. Cook and Christopher G. Owen

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:91

    Content type: Methodology

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  37. Reducing workplace sedentary behaviour (sitting) is a topic of contemporary public health and occupational health interest. Understanding workers’ perspectives on the feasibility and acceptability of strategie...

    Authors: Nyssa T. Hadgraft, Charlotte L. Brakenridge, David W. Dunstan, Neville Owen, Genevieve N. Healy and Sheleigh P. Lawler

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:90

    Content type: Research

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  38. Many countries are trying to identify strategies to control obesity. Nutrition labeling is a policy that could lead to healthy food choices by providing information to consumers. Calorie labeling, for example,...

    Authors: Shirin Seyedhamzeh, Minoo Bagheri, Abbas Ali Keshtkar, Mostafa Qorbani and Anthony J. Viera

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:88

    Content type: Review

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  39. Abundant evidence demonstrates a relationship between physical activity and mental wellbeing. However, the strength of the relationship is not consistent. Factors contributing to variation in the strength of a...

    Authors: Rhiannon Lee White, Philip D. Parker, David R. Lubans, Freya MacMillan, Rebecca Olson, Thomas Astell-Burt and Chris Lonsdale

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:87

    Content type: Research

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  40. Early adulthood is a period associated with poor diet and rapid weight gain. This is also an age of transition, including environmental, social and lifestyle changes which may be associated with changes in die...

    Authors: Eleanor M. Winpenny, Esther M. F. van Sluijs, Martin White, Knut-Inge Klepp, Bente Wold and Nanna Lien

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:86

    Content type: Research

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  41. Children spend a substantial amount of time in early care and education (ECE) settings and may eat a majority of their diet in this setting. While there are several instruments focused on measuring factors of ...

    Authors: Taren Swindle, Madeleine Sigman-Grant, Laurel J. Branen, Janice Fletcher and Susan L. Johnson

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:85

    Content type: Research

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  42. Emotional eating (EmE) is characterized by an over consumption of food in response to negative emotions and is associated with an increased weight status. Consideration of Future Consequences (CFC) or a low le...

    Authors: Marc Bénard, France Bellisle, Fabrice Etilé, Gérard Reach, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot, Serge Hercberg and Sandrine Péneau

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:84

    Content type: Research

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  43. Influencing public policy change can be difficult and complex, particularly for those with limited power and resources. For any one issue there may be several groups, including the commercial sector and public...

    Authors: Katherine Cullerton, Timothy Donnet, Amanda Lee and Danielle Gallegos

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:83

    Content type: Debate

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  44. Cycling for transportation has the potential to contribute to an increase in people’s physical activity levels. A growing body of evidence links the natural and the built environment to cycling. Whereas previo...

    Authors: Jie Gao, Carlijn B. M. Kamphuis, Martin Dijst and Marco Helbich

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:82

    Content type: Research

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  45. The Sedentary Behavior Research Network recently published a consensus definition for sedentary behavior as ‘any waking behavior characterized by an energy expenditure ≤1.5 metabolic equivalents, while in a si...

    Authors: Bethany Barone Gibbs and Christopher E. Kline

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:81

    Content type: Commentary

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  46. Fruit and vegetable (F&V) intake can reduce risks for chronic disease, but is much lower than recommended amounts in most Western populations, especially for those with low income levels. Rigorous research is ...

    Authors: Kim M. Gans, Patricia Markham Risica, Akilah Dulin Keita, Laura Dionne, Jennifer Mello, Kristen Cooksey Stowers, George Papandonatos, Shannon Whittaker and Gemma Gorham

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:80

    Content type: Research

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  47. Nutritional iron deficiency is one of the leading factors for disease, disability and death. A quasi-experimental randomized community study in South-West Nigeria explored whether a branded behaviour change pr...

    Authors: René Lion, Oyedunni Arulogun, Musibaau Titiloye, Dorothy Shaver, Avinish Jain, Bamsa Godwin, Myriam Sidibe, Mumuni Adejumo, Yves Rosseel and Peter Schmidt

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:79

    Content type: Research

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  48. Reducing the portion sizes of foods available in restaurants and cafeterias is one promising approach to reducing energy intake, but there is little evidence of its impact from randomised studies in field sett...

    Authors: Gareth J. Hollands, Emma Cartwright, Mark Pilling, Rachel Pechey, Milica Vasiljevic, Susan A. Jebb and Theresa M. Marteau

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:78

    Content type: Research

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