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Response to Johansson et al., (2015) (Jill Hnatiuk, 02 July 2015)

We read with interest the paper by Johansson and colleagues [1] on objectively assessed physical activity in two-year old children. Given the scarcity of work in this field, it is always pleasing to see the expansion of evidence. However, there were a number of issues with this manuscript that we would like to bring to the attention of... read full comment

Comment on: Johansson et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12:3

Not the first family meals-focused intervention to be evaluated in a randomized controlled trial (Richard Rosenkranz, 24 June 2015)

I congratulate Flattum and colleagues (2015) on their successful completion of the HOME Plus study, and believe that much more research is needed to understand the potential contribution of family meals to the home food environment, and to the health and well-being of children and adults in developed countries. In particular, studies that experimentally evaluate the impact of family meals are needed to extend the more abundant observational research (Valdés et al... read full comment

Comment on: Flattum et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12:53

Erratum  (Lauren Williams, 01 December 2014)

In the methods section of the manuscript we state “Consenting participants were randomised to either intervention or control group”.  We would like to ammend and elaborate this statement with the following:  "Consenting participants were allocated to either intervention or control group. Participants were initially (N=29) consecutively allocated to the intervention group to ensure adequate numbers in the intervention condition, after which time participants were allocated to intervention (N=13) and control groups (N=26). Group allocation was not based on any pre-conceived factors." read full comment

Comment on: Williams et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11:33

Missing minus sign on confidence intervals (Claire Madigan, 12 November 2014)

Please note that there should be a minus sign before the 0.3 kg in the abstract and the main text i.e. 95% CI -0.3 to 1.3kg. I apologise for the mistake.  read full comment

Comment on: Madigan et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11:125

Correcting wrongly entered ethical approval date (Aiden Doherty, 13 February 2014)

Ethical approval for this study was granted by the ethics board in each of the three respective participating universities (AUTEC 11/114, May 25th 2011), (Ref No.: 111160/ UCSD June 23rd 2011), (SSD/CUREC1A/10-054 Oxford, July 16th 2010)

*** Note that an error was made in entering the date for the UCSD ethical approval - it should in fact be "June 23rd 2011" (and not "August 4th 2011"). *** read full comment

Comment on: Doherty et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10:22

Reference correction (Natalie Taylor, 13 February 2014)

Line 2 of paragraph 3 in the methods section contains a referencing error: “For each stage of the IM process, five recommendations from a recent review (24) were applied to ensure that White and South Asian perspectives were considered throughout: 1) use community resources to develop and publicise the intervention, 2) identify and address barriers to access and participation, 3) develop communication strategies which are sensitive to language and information requirements, 4) consideration of cultural/religious values that promote or hinder behavioural change, 5) recognise degrees of ethnic identification.” The reference '(24)' in brackets does not match with the correct reference in the reference list. The correct reference is [31]. read full comment

Comment on: Taylor et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10:142

Errata for Mushtaq et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011, 8:130 (Muhammad Umair Mushtaq, 03 January 2013)

There is a typographical error in the final published version of this paper. Page and line numbers refer to the final PDF version.

Page 4, Results (second paragraph), lines 8-9: ¿Mean (SD) BMI was 20.7 (5.02) kg/m2 kg/m2..." should read " Mean (SD) BMI was 16.0 (3.0) kg/m2...¿

M.U. Mushtaq, et al. read full comment

Comment on: Mushtaq et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8:130

Correction (Lucy Abel, 13 December 2012)

After publication the authors noticed that the reference to the paper by Seghers and Rutten in this article, reference number 6, was listed incorrectly. This paper was published in 2010 instead of 2011. The correct reference is: Seghers J, Rutten C: Clustering of multiple lifestyle behaviours and its relationship with weight status and cardiorespiratory fitness in a sample of Flemish 11- to 12-year-olds. Public Health Nutrition 2010, 13:1838-1846.

The authors apologize for this error. read full comment

Comment on: Gubbels et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9:77

Correction (Petra de Vries, 09 July 2012)

Due to a typographical error, the following sentence in the abstract: "The analysis of the respective ages at adoption of a vegetarian diet and onset of a mental disorder showed that the onset of mental disorders tends to follow the adoption of the vegetarian diet", should read: "The analysis of the respective ages at adoption of a vegetarian diet and onset of a mental disorder showed that the adoption of the vegetarian diet tends to follow the onset of mental disorders."

This error is in the process of being corrected. read full comment

Comment on: Michalak et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9:67

Letter to the Editor now available (Travis Saunders, 05 January 2012)

A letter to the editor related to this article has been published at:

http://www.ijbnpa.org/content/8/1/48

The author's response is here:

http://www.ijbnpa.org/content/8/1/49

Travis Saunders read full comment

Comment on: Jago et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 7:59

Author Correction (Sheryl O. Hughes, 05 January 2012)

The participant numbers for parent feeding styles are as follows: authoritative (n = 35); authoritarian (n = 55); indulgent (n = 51); uninvolved (n = 36). read full comment

Comment on: Hughes et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8:60