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NHF health and Diet Research, 2005

Nutition and Health Foundation (NHF) FOOD, GOVERNMENT, HEALTHY EATING, INDUSTRY, LIFESTYLE, NUTRITION, OBESITY The Nutrition & Health Foundation has a multi-stakeholder approach to addressing the health challenges of our nation, by bringing together i ...

Motivational Aspects of Behavioural Change, 2007

Nutrition and Health Foundation (NHF) BEHAVIOUR, LIFESTYLE, OBESITY, OVERWEIGHT Following from the finding of the NHF's Health and Lifestyle research of 2005 where the motivation and time prevents consumers from leading healthier lifestyles. This mot ...

Measuring the Built Environment for Physical Activity: State of the Science

Brownson, R.C.A., Hoehner, C.M.A., Day, K., Forsyth, A., Sallis, J.F.A., A qualitative research review of three types of built-environment measures relevant to the study of physical activity. Physical inactivity is one of the most important public health ...

Measures of the Food Environment: A Compilation of the Literature, 1990- 2007

McKinnon, R.A., Reedy, J., Morrissette, M.A., Lytle, L.A., Yaroch, A.L. FOOD AND NUTRITION, HEALTH POLICY, INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOUR A structured literature search was conducted to identify peer-reviewed articles published between January 1990 and August 2007 ...

Maternal concern and perceptions of overweight in Australian preschool-aged children

Campbell MWC, Williams J, Hampton A, Wake M A research paper assessing mothers' concern over their children's weight. This study assessed maternal concern about overweight in Australian preschool-aged children and factors predicting maternal con ...

Marketing of foods of minimal nutritional value to children in schools.

Molnar A, Garcia DR, Boninger F, Merrill B. A research article on the nature and extent of marketing activities in American public schools. Despite calls for children to lower their consumption of food high in fat and sugar (FHFS) and food of minimal nutr ...

Management of child and adolescent obesity: Attitudes, barriers, skills, and training needs among health care professionals

Story MT et al NEEDS ASSESSMENT, OBESITY, TRAINING, WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, YOUNG PEOPLE The primary aim of this study was to evaluate among health care professionals their attitudes, perceived barriers, perceived skill level, and training needs in the managem ...

Management and 1 year outcome for UK children with type 2 diabetes

J P H Shield, R Lynn, K C Wan, L Haines and T G Barrett A quantitative research paper analysing the 1-year outcome for children newly diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes. The design of this study was a one year follow-up study of a UK national cohort. Par ...

Management and prevention of obesity and its complications in children and adolescents

Batch JA, Baur LA BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE, OBESITY, PREVENTION, WEIGHT MANAGEMENT Obesity in children and adolescents has reached alarming levels ラ 20%ヨ25% of children and adolescents are overweight or obese, and 4.9% of boys and 5.4% of girls are obese. Rates ...

Long-term follow-up of a cognitive behavioral treatment program for obese children

Braet C and Van Winckel M A research paper describing a child obesity treatment program. This study presents a 4.6-year follow-up of children treated for obesity. The primary goal of the treatment program was to prevent further weight gain. In setting thi ...

Influences of Physical and Social Neighborhood Environments on Children's Physical Activity and Obesity

Franzini, L et al. A qualitative research paper on physical and social neighborhood environments, studentsメ physical activity and obesity. Data on 650 children and their primary caregivers was collected during phase 1 of Healthy Passages, a multisite, com ...

Lifestyle interventions in the treatment of childhood overweight: A meta-analytic review of randomized controlled trials

Wiley, D.E et al BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE, EVALUATION, LIFESTYLE, OVERWEIGHT Identifying and evaluating efficacious treatments for pediatric weight loss is of critical importance. This quantitative review represents the first meta-analysis of the efficacy of ra ...

Increasing caloric contribution from sugar-sweetened beverages and fruit Juices Among US Children and Adolescents, 1988 2004

Wang, Y.C., Bleich, S.N., Gortmaker, S.L. CALORIES, CHILD HEALTH, BEVERAGE, SOFT DRINK The study analyzed 24-hour dietary recalls from children and adolescents (aged 2ヨ19) in 2 nationally representative population surveys: National Health and Nutrition Ex ...

Implicit anti-fat bias among health professionals: is anyone immune?

Teachman, B.A. and Brownell, K.D. BODY IMAGE, OVERWEIGHT A total of 84 health professionals who treat obesity (71% male, mean age 48 y, mean body mass index (BMI) 25.39). completed a series of implicit and explicit attitude and belief measures. Results we ...

Identification, evaluation, and management of obesity in an academic primary care center

O'Brien SH, Holubkov R, Reis EC A research paper assessing the evaluation and management of obesity by Paediatricians. Timely identification of obesity by pediatric health care providers remains the crucial initial step in the management of obesity. ...

If Michael Owen drinks it, why can't I?'- 9 and 10 year olds' perceptions of physical activity and healthy eating

Gosling, R; Stanistreet, D; Swami, V A qualitative research paper exploring children's perceptions of healthy eating and physical activity. The ultimate aim of this qualitative study is to improve healthy lifestyle choices. Each child participated in ...

High Body Mass Index for Age Among US Children and Adolescents, 2003-2006

Ogden, C.L., Carroll, M.D. and Flegal, K.M. A quantitative research article investigating the prevalence of overweight among US children and adolescents This study aims to estimate the prevalence of 3 measures of high body mass index (BMI) for age and to ...

Healthy nature healthy people: Contact with nature as an upstream health promotion intervention for populations

Maller, C., Townsend, M., Pryor, A., Brown, P. and St Leger, L. HEALTH GAIN, MENTAL HEALTH, NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, PUBLIC HEALTH Whilst urban-dwelling individuals who seek out parks and gardens appear to intuitively understand the personal health and well-b ...

Healthy eating, activity and obesity prevention: a qualitative study of parent and child perceptions in Australia

Hesketh K, Waters E, Green J, Salmon L, Williams J HEALTHY EATING, OBESITY, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, PREVENTION This qualitative study aimed to elicit child and parent views regarding social and environmental barriers to healthy eating, physical activity and ch ...

Health-Related Quality of Life of Severely Obese Children and Adolescents

Schwimmer, J.B., Burwinkle, T.M., Varni, J.W. A research paper examining the quality of life of obese children and adolescents. One in 7 US children and adolescents is obese, yet little is known about their health-related quality of life (QOL). This study ...

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