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- 14Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, Faculty of/Behavioural Medicine & Health Psychology (Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation)
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Improving children’s nutrition environments: A survey of adoption and implementation of nutrition guidelines in recreational facilitiesDownload
Background: Although the mandate of recreational facilities is to enhance well-being, many offer foods inconsistent with recommendations for healthy eating. Little is known regarding recreational facility food environments and how they might be improved, as few studies exist. The Alberta...
This article presents the methodology and recommendations from a consensus conference hosted in May 2011 by the Physical Activity and Nutrition for Diabetes in Alberta (PANDA) research project. The goal of the conference was to create physical activity and nutrition recommendations for people...
Physical Activity Information Seeking and Advertising Recall
Abstract: The purposes of this research were to examine the characteristics of those who look for physical activity-related information, where they find it, and to examine what types of physical activity-related advertisements are recalled (i.e., publicly funded or commercial). These purposes...
SARS Wars: An Examination of the Quantity and Construction of Health Information in the News MediaDownload
Abstract: The media have the power to sway public perception of health issues by choosing what to publish and the context in which to present information. The media may influence an individual's tendency to overestimate the risk of some health issues while underestimating the risk of others,...
Background: Physical inactivity has been a significant health concern among the Canadian population over the last decade. Purpose: To study the trend in leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) of Albertans from 2000 to 2011 and to assesses the relationship between sociodemographic factors and LTPA....
Who’s Even Interested in the Exercise Message? Attentional Bias for Exercise and Sedentary Lifestyle Related WordsDownload
No research exists that examines attentional bias for exercise related stimuli, yet this is an important area as it is possible that nonexercisers are not paying attention to exercise related cues, thereby limiting the potential effectiveness of health promotion advertising. This research used a...