31 May 2017

ISBNPA Conference 2017


Academic staff at Loughborough University will be speaking at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) conference to be held in Victoria, Canada, between 7-10 June. The annual meeting brings together interests in diet and physical activity from across the globe.

Several members of Loughborough University staff will be presenting their work at the event.

Effectiveness of a community-based programme including one-to-one mentoring for engaging inactive adults in sport and physical activity
Emma Adams and Rebecca Steer
New approaches are sought which effectively engage inactive people in sport to increase physical activity levels. This paper outlines the effectiveness of a three-year programme which aimed to develop and test a community model for engaging inactive adults in sport and physical activity.

Process evaluation of a community-based programme for engaging inactive adults in sport and physical activity
Rebecca Steer and Emma Adams
Adult participation in sport and physical activity remains low. This paper presents a process evaluation of Leicestershire’s ‘Get Healthy Get into Sport’ programme which aimed to increase sport and physical activity participation in inactive adults.

Movement Integration in the school classroom: getting research into practice
Dr Ash Routen, Dr Lauren Sherar
This symposium will present three examples in England, Ireland and Australia, of implementation research (at different stages of pilot/implementation/scale-up) focused on embedding physical activity into the school classroom. The example from England is based on a project called CLASS PAL (Physically Active Learning) - www.classpal.org.uk

Can fMRI help optimise lifestyle behaviour change feedback from wearable technologies?
Maxine Whelan
This study used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to identify the neural response of 28 adults to personalised physical activity, sedentary behaviour and glucose visual feedback - information that is commonly presented to individuals via wearable self-monitoring technologies. It demonstrated that participants showed greater activation in the prefrontal cortex, an area associated with self-regulation, during exposure to glucose compared with behavioural feedback. There is currently limited evidence on how best to present feedback to optimise behaviour change but the current research body of work seeks to examine the role of presenting real-time behavioural and physiological feedback in parallel.

The association between domain specific sitting time and other health behaviours in a sample of Civil Servants from Northern Ireland: The Stormont Study
Victoria Bullock
This poster summarises the findings of a secondary data study which looked at the association between domain specific sitting time and other health behaviours in a sample from Northern Ireland. The data used is from the larger Stormont Study. Other authors are Stacy Clemes, Lauren Sherar, Mark Hamer and Fehmidah Munir.

For further details on the event and on other presentations taking place please visit www.isbnpa.org