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Weather and children’s physical activity; how and why do relationships vary between countries?

Flo Harrison; Anna Goodman; Esther Van Sluijs; Lars Bo Andersen; Greet Cardon; Rachel Davey; Kathleen F Janz; Susi Kriemler; Lynn Molloy; Angie S Page; Russ Pate; Jardena J Puder; Luis B Sardihna; Anna Timperio; Niels Wedderkopp; Andy P Jones Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2017 May 30;14(1):74. doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0526-7. Abstract Background: Globally most children […]

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Changes in diet from age 10 to 14 years and prospective associations with school lunch choice.

Eleanor M Winpenny, Kirsten Corder, Andy Jones, Gina L Ambrosini, Martin White, Esther MF van Sluijs Appetite. 2017 May 5;116:259-267. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.05.012 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2017.05.012 Lay summary Children change what they like to eat as they grow older. The school they go to and the food they are given there will influence how what they eat changes. […]

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Change in diet in the period from adolescence to early adulthood: a systematic scoping review of longitudinal studies.

Eleanor M Winpenny, Tarra L Penney, Kirsten Corder, Martin White, Esther MF van Sluijs. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2017 May 4;14(1):60. doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0518-7 Abstract Background: Late adolescence to early adulthood is a period of lifestyle change and personal development which may influence dietary behaviour. Understanding dietary trajectories across this age range may help […]

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Seasonality in swimming and cycling: Exploring a limitation of accelerometer based studies

Flo Harrison, Andrew J Atkin, Esther M F van Sluijs, Andy P Jones Preventive Medicine Reports, Volume 7, September 2017, Pages 16–19 Abstract Accelerometer-based studies of children’s physical activity have reported seasonal patterns in activity levels. However, the inability of many accelerometers to detect activity while the wearer is swimming or cycling may introduce a […]

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Childhood predictors of adolescent behaviour: The prospective association of familial factors with meeting physical activity guidelines.

Brown H, Corder K, Atkin AJ, van Sluijs EMF Prev Med Rep. 2017 Mar 23;6:221-227. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.03.012 Abstract Little is known about the longitudinal association of familial socio-demographic factors, behaviours, attitudes, or home environment with meeting physical activity guidelines. Our objective was to a) describe 4-year change in the prevalence of meeting guidelines, and characteristics […]

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Engaging stakeholders and target groups in prioritising a public health intervention: the Creating Active School Environments (CASE) online Delphi study

BMJ Open. 2017 Jan 13;7(1):e013340. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013340. Morton KL, Atkin AJ, Corder K, Suhrcke M, Turner D, van Sluijs EM. Abstract Objectives: Stakeholder engagement and public involvement are considered as integral to developing effective public health interventions and is encouraged across all phases of the research cycle. However, limited guidelines and appropriate tools exist to […]

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Determinants of Change in Physical Activity in Children 0-6 years of Age: A Systematic Review of Quantitative Literature.

Hesketh KR, O’Malley C, Paes VM, Moore H, Summerbell C, Ong KK, Lakshman R, van Sluijs EM Sports Med. 2016 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract BACKGROUND: Understanding the determinants of children’s health behaviours is important to develop successful behaviour-change interventions. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to synthesise the evidence around determinants (‘preceding predictors’) of change […]

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Determinants of Three-Year Change in Children’s Objectively Measured Sedentary Time.

Atkin AJ, Foley L, Corder K, Ekelund U, van Sluijs EM. PLoS One. 2016 Dec 12;11(12):e0167826. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167826. Abstract Background: Sedentary behaviours (SB) are highly prevalent in young people and may be adversely associated with physical and mental health. Understanding of the modifiable determinants of SB is necessary to inform the design of behaviour change […]

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Sedentary behaviour across the primary-secondary school transition: A systematic review.

Prev Med. 2017 Jan;94:40-47. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.11.010 Pearson N, Haycraft E, P Johnston J, Atkin AJ. Abstract The transition from primary/middle school to secondary/high school is likely to be a key period in children’s development, characterised by significant changes in their social and physical environment. However, little is known about the changes in sedentary behaviour that […]

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Feasibility study and pilot cluster randomised trial of the GoActive Intervention aiming to promote physical activity among adolescents: outcomes and lessons learnt.

K Corder, H Brown, A Schiff, E van Sluijs BMJ Open. 2016 Nov 11;6(11):e012335. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012335. Abstract OBJECTIVES: Assess the feasibility of implementing the GoActive intervention in secondary schools, to identify improvements, test study procedures, determine preliminary effectiveness to increase moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), and inform power calculations to establish programme effectiveness. SETTING: Feasibility study […]

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