Recognizing Australian Authors
Feasibility of a Group-Based, Facilitator-Directed Online Family Lifestyle ProgramThis study aimed to overcome barriers to access and attendance, and improve recruitment and engagement, through delivery and evaluation of the Parenting, Eating and Activity for Child Health (PEACH) child weight management program, as a facilitated group-based online healthy lifestyle program, PEACH Lifestyle.
Multiple vs Single Target Vegetable Exposure to Increase Young Children's Vegetable IntakeTo evaluate the effectiveness of repeated exposure to multiple vs single target vegetables in increasing young children's vegetable intake.
Supporting Engagement, Adherence, and Behavior Change in Online Dietary InterventionsPoor diet is a leading cause of death and disease globally. This epidemic requires effective and accessible interventions to stop the increasing number of diet-related deaths and the health and economic impacts of diet-related disease. Online interventions provide flexibility and accessibility. With the ubiquitous use of smartphones, they can be intertwined with daily activities such as shopping and eating. The aim of this review is to determine what features and behavior change techniques employed in online dietary interventions for adult populations promoting dietary behavior change.
Exploring the Role of Grandparents in the Feeding of Grandchildren Aged 1–5 YearsEarly childhood is a crucial time for the development of eating behaviors and food preferences. With increased labor force participation by Australian mothers of young children, grandparents are acting as the main informal carers of grandchildren. Therefore, grandparents have the capacity to influence the feeding of young children and thus their eating behaviors.
Digital Promotion of Energy Drinks to Young Adults Is More Strongly Linked to Consumption Than Other MediaTo examine whether digital marketing strategies are more strongly associated with energy drink use than other marketing and whether Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) constructs mediated the effects of digital marketing on energy drink use.
Concern Explaining Nonresponsive Feeding: A Study of Mothers’ and Fathers’ Response to Their Child's Fussy EatingTo examine the role of parent concern in explaining nonresponsive feeding practices in response to child fussy eating in socioeconomically disadvantaged families.
Key Characteristics of Public Health Interventions Aimed at Increasing Whole Grain Intake: A Systematic ReviewTo identify characteristics of successful public health interventions aimed at increasing whole grain consumption.
Digital Education to Limit Salt in the Home (DELISH) Program Improves Knowledge, Self-Efficacy, and Behaviors Among ChildrenTo determine the efficacy of a Web-based salt reduction program on children's salt-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors (KABs), self-efficacy, and intake of dietary salt.
Changing Diet and Physical Activity in Nurses: A Pilot Study and Process Evaluation Highlighting Challenges in Workplace Health PromotionTo use the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance framework to evaluate and understand key implementation and context factors of a diet and physical activity (PA) workplace intervention for nurses.
Development and Validation of a Tool to Measure Dietitians' Self-Efficacy with Using Mobile Health Apps in Dietetic PracticeTo develop and validate a tool for assessing dietitians' self-efficacy with using mobile health (mHealth) apps in dietetic practice.
Exploring Grandparents' Roles in Young Children's Lifestyle Behaviors and the Prevention of Childhood Obesity: An Australian PerspectiveChildhood obesity remains a significant public health issue. Because lifestyle behaviors and weight are established early and track through life stages, prevention strategies must commence in the first years of life. Traditionally, such strategies target parents or formal child care providers. Yet grandparents are increasingly providing care to grandchildren and therefore have an important role in their eating and activity behaviors, which creates a major research gap. This commentary piece, focusing on the Australian context, argues that it is imperative and timely for obesity prevention research to include investigations regarding the role of grandparents in the prevention of obesity-related behaviors in young children.
Barriers and Enablers to Implementation of Dietary Guidelines in Early Childhood Education Centers in Australia: Application of the Theoretical Domains FrameworkTo identify perceived barriers and enablers to implementation of dietary guidelines reported by early childhood education center cooks, and barriers and enablers associated with greater implementation based on assessment of center menu compliance.
Informing Intervention Strategies to Reduce Energy Drink Consumption in Young People: Findings From Qualitative ResearchTo determine young people's knowledge of energy drinks (EDs), factors influencing ED consumption, and intervention strategies to decrease ED consumption in young people.
Draw and Tell: Dietary Acculturation as Lived by Black Immigrant Children of African and Caribbean Descent Residing in CanadaExplore immigrant children's lived experience of dietary acculturation.
VERTICAL: A Sensory Education Program for Australian Primary Schools to Promote Children's Vegetable ConsumptionMost children do not meet recommended intakes of vegetables.1 A key consumption barrier is low acceptance partially owing to sensory properties.2 Food preferences are largely learned, and because acceptance and intake tend to persist from childhood to adulthood, it is important that children learn to enjoy to eat vegetables early in life to establish lifelong healthy eating habits.3,4 Puisais and Pierre5 developed a sensory education program, or taste lessons, focusing on the senses and enjoying sensations while eating; this theoretical framework has been used successfully in primary schools in several countries to support the development of healthier eating.
Implementing the Communication for Behavioral Impact Framework to Reduce Population Salt ConsumptionElevated blood pressure is a leading cause of premature mortality estimated to cause 9.4 million deaths every year.1 There is evidence to suggest that reductions in salt consumption may lower blood pressure in people with both normal and elevated blood pressure.2,3 It is projected that lowering salt intake from the estimated global average of 9–12 g/d to the World Health Organization–recommended maximum of 5 g/d would avert at least 1 million premature deaths each year.4 Consequently, programs to reduce population salt intake have been identified as an action that should be undertaken to produce accelerated results in terms of lives saved, disease prevented, and costs avoided.
Social Cognitive Antecedents of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Truck Drivers: A Sequential Mediation AnalysisTo examine a mechanism by which social cognitive factors may predict fruit and vegetable consumption in long-haul truck drivers.
An Online Workplace Healthy Lunchbox Challenge for AdultsIn South Australia, less than 12% of adults eat the recommended ≥ 5 servings of vegetables/d and 25.6% consume fewer than 2 servings of vegetables/d.1 According to the Australian Health and Welfare Institute, inadequate intake of fruit and vegetables contributes to high obesity levels in Australia.2 Eating more fruit and vegetables and replacing sugary drinks with plain tap water are 2 recommendations of the Australian Dietary Guidelines promoted as effective strategies to assist with maintaining a healthy weight.