Category Archives for Behaviour: knowledge, understanding and attitudes of the population

Digital marketing of unhealthy foods to Australian children and adolescents

TITLE: Digital marketing of unhealthy foods to Australian children and adolescents AUTHOR: Boelsen-Robinson T, Backholer K, Peeters A. REFERENCE: Health Promot Int. 2015 Mar 13. pii: dav008. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 The emergence of new media-including branded websites, social media and mobile applications-has created additional touch points for unhealthy food and beverage companies to target children and […]

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How we eat what we eat: identifying meal routines and practices most strongly associated with healthy and unhealthy dietary factors among young adults

TITLE: How we eat what we eat: identifying meal routines and practices most strongly associated with healthy and unhealthy dietary factors among young adults AUTHOR: Laska MN, Hearst MO, Lust K, Lytle LA, Story M. REFERENCE: Public Health Nutr. 2014 Dec 2:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 OBJECTIVE: (i) To examine associations between young adults’ meal routines and […]

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Insights and implications for health departments from the evaluation of New York City’s regulations on nutrition, physical activity, and screen time in child care centers

TITLE: Insights and implications for health departments from the evaluation of New York City’s regulations on nutrition, physical activity, and screen time in child care centers AUTHOR: Nonas C, Silver LD, Kettel Khan L. REFERENCE: Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Oct 16;11:E178. doi: 10.5888/pcd11.130429. YEAR: 2014 In 2006, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, seeking to […]

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Portion size and obesity

TITLE: Portion size and obesity AUTHOR: Livingstone MB, Pourshahidi LK. REFERENCE: Adv Nutr. 2014 Nov 14;5(6):829-34. doi: 10.3945/an.114.007104. Print 2014 Nov. YEAR: 2014 Portion size is a key environmental driver of energy intake, and larger-than-appropriate portion sizes could increase the risk of weight gain. Multiple acute, well-controlled laboratory studies, supported by data from free-living settings, demonstrated that portion size […]

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Measurement of compliance with New York City’s regulations on beverages, physical activity, and screen time in early child care centers

TITLE: Measurement of compliance with New York City’s regulations on beverages, physical activity, and screen time in early child care centers AUTHOR: Lessard L, Lesesne C, Kakietek J, Breck A, Jernigan J, Dunn L, Nonas C, O’Dell SA, Stephens RL, Xu Y, Kettel Khan L. REFERENCE: Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Oct 16;11:E183. doi: 10.5888/pcd11.130433. YEAR: 2014 INTRODUCTION: Policy interventions […]

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Rationale for New York City’s regulations on nutrition, physical activity, and screen time in early child care centers

TITLE: Rationale for New York City’s regulations on nutrition, physical activity, and screen time in early child care centers AUTHOR: Nonas C, Silver LD, Kettel Khan L, Leviton L. REFERENCE: Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Oct 16;11:E182. doi: 10.5888/pcd11.130435 YEAR: 2014 Childhood obesity is associated with health risks in childhood, and it increases the risk of adult obesity, which is […]

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Fructose content in popular beverages made with and without high-fructose corn syrup

TITLE: Fructose content in popular beverages made with and without high-fructose corn syrup AUTHOR: Walker RW, Dumke KA, Goran MI. REFERENCE: Nutrition. 2014 Jul-Aug,30(7-8):928-35. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2014.04.003. Epub 2014 Apr 18. YEAR: 2014 OBJECTIVE: Excess fructose consumption is hypothesized to be associated with risk for metabolic disease. Actual fructose consumption levels are difficult to estimate because of the unlabeled quantity […]

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What proportion of preschool-aged children consume sweetened beverages?

TITLE: What proportion of preschool-aged children consume sweetened beverages? AUTHOR: Nickelson J, Lawrence JC, Parton JM, Knowlden AP, McDermott RJ. REFERENCE: J Sch Health. 2014 Mar;84(3):185-94. doi: 10.1111/josh.12136. YEAR: 2014 BACKGROUND: Obesity affects nearly 17% of US children and youth 2-19 years old and 10% of infants and toddlers under the age of 2 years. One strategy for addressing obesity is […]

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Position of the academy of nutrition and dietetics: ethical and legal issues in feeding and hydration.

TITLE: Position of the academy of nutrition and dietetics: ethical and legal issues in feeding and hydration. AUTHOR: O’Sullivan Maillet J, Baird Schwartz D, Posthauer ME. REFERENCE: J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 Jun;113(6):828-33. YEAR: 2013 It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that individuals have the right to request or refuse nutrition and hydration as […]

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Beverage and water intake of healthy adults in some European countries.

TITLE: Beverage and water intake of healthy adults in some European countries. AUTHOR: Nissensohn M, Castro-Quezada I, Serra-Majem L. REFERENCE: Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2013 Jun 3. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 Abstract Introduction: Nutritional surveys frequently collect some data of consumption of beverages; however, information from different sources and different methodologies raises issues of comparability. The […]

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