Fitness and Nutrition

2018 United States report card on physical activity for children and youth: Bridging the gap  National Physical Activity Plan Alliance, 2018

Active video games: The mediating effect of aerobic fitness on body composition  R. Maddison et al., International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, May 2012

Active video games to promote physical activity in children and youth: A systematic review  E. Biddiss & J. Irwin, Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, July 2010

Beverage consumption among youth in the United States, 2013-2016  K.A. Herrick et al., NCHS Data Brief, September 2018

B'More Healthy Communities for Kids: Design of a multi-level intervention for obesity prevention for low-income African American children  J. Gittelsohn et al., BMC Public Health, September 2014

Building school-based cardiovascular health promotion capacity in youth: A mixed methods study  R.L. Woodgate & C.M. Sigurdson, BMC Public Health, April 2015

Built environment characteristics and parent active transportation are associated with active travel to school in youth age 12-15  J.A. Carlson et al., British Journal of Sports Medicine, December 2014

Cardiorespiratory fitness levels among U.S. youth aged 12-15 years: United States, 1999-2004 and 2012  J. Gahche et al., NCHS Data Brief, May 2014

Change in children's physical activity: Predictors in the transition from elementary to middle school  R.R. Pate et al., American Journal of Preventive Medicine, February 2019

Childhood energy intake is associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in adolescents  E.L. Anderson et al., Journal of Nutrition, May 2015

Comparing self-identified and census-defined neighborhoods among adolescents using GPS and accelerometer  A.I Robinson AI & N.M.Oreskovic, International Journal of Health Geographics, December 2013

Consistency of moderate to vigorous physical activity in middle school physical education  M. Gill et al., Family & Community Health, December 2016

Cost and cost-effectiveness of Students for Nutrition and eXercise (SNaX)  J.A. Ladapo et al., Academic Pediatrics, April 2016

Earlier bedtimes help kids fight obesity  L. Canter, HealthDay News, May 21, 2019

The effects of the HEALTHY study intervention on middle school student dietary intakes  A.M. Siega-Riz et al., International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, February 2011

Encouraging physical activity and discouraging sedentary behavior in children and adolescents  V. Cleland & A. Venn, Journal of Adolescent Health, September 2010

An experiential cooking and nutrition education program increases cooking self-efficacy and vegetable consumption in children in grades 3-8  E. Jarpe-Ratner et al., Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, December 2016

"Food company sponsors are kind, generous and cool": (Mis)conceptions of junior sports players  B. Kelly, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, September 2011

Food-related practices and beliefs of rural US elementary and middle school teachers  N.E. Findholt et al., Rural and Remote Health, June 2016

The fun integration theory: Toward sustaining children and adolescents sport participation  A.J. Visek et al., Journal of Physical Activity & Health, March 2015

Healthy lifestyle behaviours are positively and independently associated with academic achievement: An analysis of self-reported data from a nationally representative sample of Canadian early adolescents  E.L. Faught et al., PLoS One, December 2017

Healthy Youth Places: A randomized controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of facilitating adult and youth leaders to promote physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption in middle schools  D.A. Dzewaltowski et al., Education & Behavior, June 2009

The impact of Action Schools! BC on the health of Aboriginal children and youth living in rural and remote communities in British Columbia  D. Tomlin et al., International Journal of Circumpolar Health, March 2012

Impact of implementation and conduct of the HEALTHY primary prevention trial on student performance  A.E. Hernandez et al., American Journal of Health Promotion, October 2014

Impact of the removal of chocolate milk from school milk programs for children in Saskatoon, Canada  C. Henry et al., Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, March 2015

Impact of school district sugar-sweetened beverage policies on student beverage exposure and consumption in middle schools  D.B. Johnson et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, September 2009

Important considerations when studying the impact of physical education on health in youth  L. Cañadas et al., BMC Pediatrics, April 2014

Improving health-enhancing physical activity in girls' physical education  S. Fairclough & G. Stratton, Health Education Research, August 2005

Increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary activity in adolescent girls – The Incorporating More Physical Activity and Calcium in Teens (IMPACT) study  D. Jones et al., International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, August 2008

An initiative to facilitate park usage, discovery, and physical activity among children and adolescents in Greenville County, South Carolina, 2014  M.L. Fair et al., Preventing Chronic Disease, February 2017

Kids who specialize in one sport too early are likely to get hurt: Study  R. Preidt, HealthDay News, March 29, 2019

A latent profile analysis of neighborhood recreation environments in relation to adolescent physical activity, sedentary time, and obesity  G.J. Norman et al., Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, September 2010

Linking implementation process to intervention outcomes in a middle school obesity prevention curriculum, 'Choice, Control and Change'  H.L. Gray et al., Health Education Research, April 2015

Mediating mechanisms of theory-based psychosocial determinants on behavioral changes in a middle school obesity risk reduction curriculum intervention, Choice, Control, and Change  H.L. Gray et al., Childhood Obesity, October 2016

National and state by state obesity rates, youth ages 10-17  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Issue Brief, October 2018

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: National Youth Fitness Survey Estimation Procedures, 2012  CDC's Vital and Health Statistics, November 2014

Obesity a painful reality for 1 in 6 U.S. youths  R. Preidt, HealthDay News, October 24, 2018

Parents' views on engaging families of middle school students in obesity prevention and control in a multiethnic population  B.O. Cowgill et al., Preventing Chronic Disease, April 2014

Physical activity in youth dance classes  K.L. Cain et al., Pediatrics, June 2015

Physical activity in U.S. youth aged 12-15 years, 2012  T.H. Fakhouri et al., NCHS Data Brief, January 2014

A physical activity intervention and changes in body mass index at a middle school With a large American Indian population, Oklahoma, 2004-2009  J.E. Eichner et al., Preventing Chronic Disease, December 2016

'Physical education makes you fit and healthy'. Physical education's contribution to young people's physical activity levels  S. Fairclough & G. Stratton, Health Education Research, February 2005

Pre-menarcheal physical activity predicts post-menarcheal lean mass and core strength, but not fat mass  M.A. Day et al., Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions, December 2015

Prenatal phthalate exposure and 8-isoprostane among Mexican-American children with high prevalence of obesity  V. Tran et al., Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, April 2017

Psychosocial, environmental and behavioral factors associated with bone health in middle-school girls  S.V. Sharma et al., Health Education Research, April 2009

A qualitative examination of perceived barriers and facilitators of physical activity for urban and rural youth  J.B. Moore et al., Health Education Research, April 2010

The relationship between unsupervised time after school and physical activity in adolescent girls  B.R Rushovich et al., International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, July 2006

The role of peer social network factors and physical activity in adolescent girls  C.C. Voorhees et al., American Journal of Health Behavior, March 2005

Scale development for perceived school climate for girls' physical activity  A.S. Birnbaum et al., American Journal of Health Behavior, May 2005

School nutrition policies reduce weight gain  S. Reynolds, NIH Research Matters, January 15, 2019

Schoolwide food practices are associated with body mass index in middle school students  M.Y. Kubik et al., Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, December 2005

Sedentary time in late childhood and cardiometabolic risk in adolescence  E. Stamatakis et al., Pediatrics, June 2015

Self-control as a protective factor against overweight status in the transition from childhood to adolescence  E. Tsukayama et al., Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, April 2010

Senate Bill 42: Implementation and impact on physical activity in middle schools  C.S. Barroso et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, September 2009

Stability of relative weight category and cardiometabolic risk factors among moderately and severely obese middle school youth  M.D. Marcus et al., Obesity, April 2014

Study finds snack, soda regulations in schools help kids' health  E. Barclay, Shots: Health News from NPR, August 13, 2012

Systematic review of the health benefits of physical activity and fitness in school-aged children and youth  I. Janssen & A.G. LeBlanc, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, May 2010

Treatment adherence and facilitator characteristics in a community based pediatric weight control intervention  E. Jelalian et al., International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, February 2014

Vitamin D deficiency in pediatric fracture patients: Prevalence, risk factors, and vitamin D supplementation  E.A. Gorter et al., Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology, December 2016

Want your daughter to be a science whiz? Soccer might help  N. Shute, Shots: Health News from NPR, October 22, 2013

We Run This City: Impact of a community-school fitness program on obesity, health, and fitness  E.A. Borawski et al., Preventing Chronic Disease, May 3, 2018

Young teens who play sports feel healthier and happier about life  ScienceDaily, October 14, 2010

Youth at risk of physical inactivity may benefit more from activity-related support than youth not at risk  K.K. Davison & D.L Schmalz, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, March 2006

Youth perceptions of how neighborhood physical environment and peers affect physical activity: A focus group study  A.L. Smith et al., International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, June 2015

Youth Physical Activity Towards Health: Evidence and background to the development of the Y-PATH physical activity intervention for adolescents  S. Belton et al., BMC Public Health, February 2014