Enhancing Healthy Lifestyles

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dc.contributor.author Gwozdz, Wencke
dc.contributor.author Reisch, Lucia A.
dc.contributor.author DeHenauw, Stefaan
dc.contributor.author Lissner, Lauren
dc.contributor.author Moreno, Luis
dc.contributor.author Tornaritis, Michael
dc.contributor.author Molnar, Denes
dc.contributor.author Siani, Alfonso
dc.contributor.author Veidebaum, Toomas
dc.contributor.author Pigeot, Iris
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-31
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-31T12:42:53Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-31T12:42:53Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-31
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8334
dc.description.abstract Because interventions related to diet and other health behaviours are seldom successful and/or sustainable, it is extremely important to identify the individual factors that contribute to a healthier or unhealthier diet. To this end, we use cross-sectional data from the IDEFICS study to analyse the dietary behaviour of children aged between 2 and 9 years in eight European countries. We model the complex nature of these individual factors using structural equation modelling. Our results show that both sedentary behaviour and food exposure are strong contributors to children’s dietary choices. However, although we find a positive relation between a healthy diet and weight status for girls, weight status appears independent of diet quality for boys. These outcomes, although they permit no firm conclusions on health policy strategies, clearly suggest that further research based on longitudinal data could provide valuable insights for the design of successful prevention and intervention strategies. en_US
dc.format.extent 30 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.subject.other Children en_US
dc.subject.other Diet en_US
dc.subject.other Healthy eating en_US
dc.subject.other Weight status en_US
dc.subject.other Europe en_US
dc.subject.other Individual factors en_US
dc.title Enhancing Healthy Lifestyles en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt11aug31 lbjl en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Interkulturel Kommunikation og Ledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IKL en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Intercultural Communication and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ICM en_US
dc.description.notes Presented at: The Joint International Association of Research in Economic Psychology (IAREP) / Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE) / International Confederation for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics and Economic Psychology (ICABEEP) Conference, 13-16th July 2011, Exeter University, Exeter (UK) en_US
dc.idnumber x656703813 en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2011 en_US
dc.title.subtitle An Analysis of Factors Influencing Diets of European Children en_US


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