Research

Mummah, S., et al. (2017). Effect of a mobile app intervention on vegetable consumption in overweight adults: A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14:125. The authors tested the effect of a mobile app to increase vegetable consumption among overweight adults attempting...

Association between Dietary Energy Density and Obesity-Associated Cancer: Results from the Women’s Health Initiative Commentary by: Dr Rachel Nicholls, Health Promotion Advisor, Cancer Society of New Zealand A diet high in energy dense foods (those high in fats and/or added sugars and/or low in fibre) contribute to increasing rates...

Cradock K, OLaighin G, Finucane F, Gainforth H, Quinlan L, & Ginis K. (2017). Behaviour change techniques targeting both diet and physical activity in type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14(1), 18. Abstract BACKGROUND: Changing diet and physical activity behaviour...

This Healthy Families NZ Interim Evaluation report shows that the initiative has been established with integrity to its intention and purpose and is a promising approach to prevention of chronic disease. The report also identifies enabling and supporting Māori leadership as an integral part of...

Published in Nutrients 2017, 9(8), 918 Authors: Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Helen Eyles and Yeun-Hyang Choi Abstract:  Interpretive, front-of-pack (FOP) nutrition labels may encourage reformulation of packaged foods. We aimed to evaluate the effects of the Health Star Rating (HSR), a new voluntary interpretive FOP labelling system, on food reformulation...

Abstract from article published in the BioMed central (BMC ) Background Multi-level, longer-term obesity prevention interventions that focus on inequalities are scarce. Fun ‘n healthy in Moreland! aimed to improve child adiposity, school policies and environments, parent engagement, health behaviours and child wellbeing. Methods All children from primary schools in an...

This study published in the BMJ is the first to report health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children and adolescents with obesity in New Zealand. Abstract Objective To describe health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and psychological well-being of children and adolescents at enrolment in a multidisciplinary community-based obesity...

Over-consumption of high-energy foods and a lack of physical activity are the main behavioural risk factors for people to develop obesity. These behaviours are influenced by a range of individual-level factors which are nested within contexts that contain influencing characteristics further upstream. In this paper,...