Boyd A Swinburn

Summary

Affiliation: Deakin University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Fat content of chips, quality of frying fat and deep-frying practices in New Zealand fast food outlets
    Judith Morley-John
    Department of Community Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 26:101-6. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint High childhood obesity in an Australian population
    Andrea M Sanigorski
    School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1908-12. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint The 'Sydney Principles' for reducing the commercial promotion of foods and beverages to children
    Boyd Swinburn
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 11:881-6. 2008
  4. pmc An analysis of potential barriers and enablers to regulating the television marketing of unhealthy foods to children at the state government level in Australia
    Alexandra Chung
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, BakerIDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:1123. 2012
  5. pmc Consumption patterns of sweet drinks in a population of Australian children and adolescents (2003-2008)
    Britt W Jensen
    Research Unit for Dietary Studies, Institute of Preventive Medicine, Copenhagen Capital Region, Copenhagen University Hospital, Frederiksberg, Denmark
    BMC Public Health 12:771. 2012
  6. pmc Cost-effectiveness of active transport for primary school children - Walking School Bus program
    Marjory Moodie
    Deakin Health Economics, Public Health Research Evaluation and Policy Cluster, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:63. 2009
  7. pmc Process evaluation of a community-based adolescent obesity prevention project in Tonga
    Kalesita F Fotu
    School of Public Health, Fiji School of Medicine, Fiji
    BMC Public Health 11:284. 2011
  8. pmc The development of a network for community-based obesity prevention: the CO-OPS Collaboration
    Steven Allender
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:132. 2011
  9. pmc An exploratory cluster randomised controlled trial of knowledge translation strategies to support evidence-informed decision-making in local governments (The KT4LG study)
    Elizabeth Waters
    Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, McCaughey Centre Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:34. 2011
  10. pmc Healthy eating and obesity prevention for preschoolers: a randomised controlled trial
    Helen Skouteris
    School of Psychology, Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:220. 2010

Detail Information

Publications57

  1. ncbi request reprint Fat content of chips, quality of frying fat and deep-frying practices in New Zealand fast food outlets
    Judith Morley-John
    Department of Community Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 26:101-6. 2002
    ..To identify the key determinants of the fat content of chips and quality of cooking fat...
  2. ncbi request reprint High childhood obesity in an Australian population
    Andrea M Sanigorski
    School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1908-12. 2007
    ..The objective was to determine the prevalences of overweight and obesity in regional Australian children and to examine the association between BMI and indicators of socioeconomic status (SES)...
  3. ncbi request reprint The 'Sydney Principles' for reducing the commercial promotion of foods and beverages to children
    Boyd Swinburn
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 11:881-6. 2008
    ..The Sydney Principles should guide the formation of an International Code on Food and Beverage Marketing to Children...
  4. pmc An analysis of potential barriers and enablers to regulating the television marketing of unhealthy foods to children at the state government level in Australia
    Alexandra Chung
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, BakerIDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:1123. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc Consumption patterns of sweet drinks in a population of Australian children and adolescents (2003-2008)
    Britt W Jensen
    Research Unit for Dietary Studies, Institute of Preventive Medicine, Copenhagen Capital Region, Copenhagen University Hospital, Frederiksberg, Denmark
    BMC Public Health 12:771. 2012
    ..The present study aimed to assess the consumption pattern of sweet drinks in a population of children and adolescents in Victoria, Australia...
  6. pmc Cost-effectiveness of active transport for primary school children - Walking School Bus program
    Marjory Moodie
    Deakin Health Economics, Public Health Research Evaluation and Policy Cluster, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:63. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  7. pmc Process evaluation of a community-based adolescent obesity prevention project in Tonga
    Kalesita F Fotu
    School of Public Health, Fiji School of Medicine, Fiji
    BMC Public Health 11:284. 2011
    ..This paper reflects on the process evaluation for MYP, against a set of Best Practice Principles for community-based obesity prevention...
  8. pmc The development of a network for community-based obesity prevention: the CO-OPS Collaboration
    Steven Allender
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:132. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  9. pmc An exploratory cluster randomised controlled trial of knowledge translation strategies to support evidence-informed decision-making in local governments (The KT4LG study)
    Elizabeth Waters
    Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, McCaughey Centre Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:34. 2011
    ....
  10. pmc Healthy eating and obesity prevention for preschoolers: a randomised controlled trial
    Helen Skouteris
    School of Psychology, Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:220. 2010
    ....
  11. pmc Assessing cost-effectiveness in obesity (ACE-obesity): an overview of the ACE approach, economic methods and cost results
    Rob Carter
    Deakin Health Economics, Public Health Research Evaluation and Policy Cluster, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:419. 2009
    ..In this paper, we report on the cost results and associated methods together with the innovative approach to priority setting that underpins the ACE-Obesity study...
  12. pmc Scaling up community-based obesity prevention in Australia: background and evaluation design of the Health Promoting Communities: Being Active Eating Well initiative
    Andrea M de Silva-Sanigorski
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia 3217
    BMC Public Health 10:65. 2010
    ..This paper describes the design of the evaluation of the five primary care partnership-based initiatives in the 'Go for your life' Health Promoting Communities: Being Active Eating Well (HPC:BAEW) initiative...
  13. pmc Evaluation of the childhood obesity prevention program Kids--'Go for your life'
    Andrea de Silva-Sanigorski
    The McCaughey Centre, Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:288. 2010
    ..Once the K-GFYL program 'criteria' are reached the school/service is assessed and 'awarded'. This paper describes the design of the evaluation of the statewide K-GFYL intervention program...
  14. pmc Moving beyond 'rates, roads and rubbish': How do local governments make choices about healthy public policy to prevent obesity?
    Steven Allender
    Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Aust New Zealand Health Policy 6:20. 2009
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint The Pacific OPIC Project (Obesity Prevention in Communities) -- objectives and designs
    Boyd Swinburn
    School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia
    Pac Health Dialog 14:139-46. 2007
    ..The Pacific OPIC Project (Obesity Prevention In Communities) is a series of linked studies in four countries (Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand, Australia) which is designed to address this important problem...
  16. pmc Estimating the changes in energy flux that characterize the rise in obesity prevalence
    Boyd A Swinburn
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing, and Behavioural Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1723-8. 2009
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Effects of TV time and other sedentary pursuits
    B Swinburn
    School of Exercise and Nutrition, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:S132-6. 2008
    ..Regulations to reduce the heavy marketing of energy dense foods and beverages on TV may be the most effective public health measure available to minimize the impact of TV viewing on unhealthy weight gain...
  18. doi request reprint Increased food energy supply is more than sufficient to explain the US epidemic of obesity
    Boyd Swinburn
    Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:1453-6. 2009
    ..The major drivers of the obesity epidemic are much debated and have considerable policy importance for the population-wide prevention of obesity...
  19. pmc Obesity prevention: the role of policies, laws and regulations
    Boyd A Swinburn
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Melbourne, 3125, Australia
    Aust New Zealand Health Policy 5:12. 2008
    ..A political willingness to use policy instruments to drive change will probably be an early hallmark of successful obesity prevention...
  20. doi request reprint The global obesity pandemic: shaped by global drivers and local environments
    Boyd A Swinburn
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Lancet 378:804-14. 2011
    ..This absence increases the urgency for evidence-creating policy action, with a priority on reduction of the supply-side drivers...
  21. ncbi request reprint Estimating the effects of energy imbalance on changes in body weight in children
    Boyd A Swinburn
    School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:859-63. 2006
    ..Estimating changes in weight from changes in energy balance is important for predicting the effect of obesity prevention interventions...
  22. doi request reprint The Pacific Obesity Prevention in Communities project: project overview and methods
    B A Swinburn
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
    Obes Rev 12:3-11. 2011
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Obesity prevention programs demand high-quality evaluations
    Boyd Swinburn
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing, and Behavioural Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:305-7. 2007
    ..There is an important opportunity to build collaborative mechanisms across community-based obesity prevention sites to enhance the program and evaluation quality and to accelerate knowledge translation into practice and policy...
  24. ncbi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of a successful community-based obesity prevention program: the be active eat well program
    Marjory L Moodie
    Deakin Health Economics, Deakin University, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:2072-80. 2013
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Utility-based quality of life associated with overweight and obesity: the Australian diabetes, obesity, and lifestyle study
    Catherine L Keating
    Deakin Health Economics, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:652-5. 2013
    ..This study aimed to estimate utility-based quality of life (UQoL) differences between healthy body weight and excess body weight categories...
  26. doi request reprint Community-based efforts to prevent obesity: Australia-wide survey of projects
    Melanie S Nichols
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus, Gheringhap Street, Geelong, VIC 3220, Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 24:111-7. 2013
    ..g. intervention setting), capacity and approach to obesity prevention...
  27. doi request reprint Screen time and physical activity behaviours are associated with health-related quality of life in Australian adolescents
    Kathleen E Lacy
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Vic, 3220, Australia
    Qual Life Res 21:1085-99. 2012
    ..To explore the cross-sectional relationships between health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and physical activity (PA) behaviours and screen-based media (SBM) use among a sample of Australian adolescents...
  28. ncbi request reprint Utility-based quality of life of overweight and obese adolescents
    Catherine L Keating
    Deakin Health Economics, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Value Health 14:752-8. 2011
    ..To explore the relationship between overweight/obesity and utility in adolescents...
  29. ncbi request reprint Association between the family environment and television viewing in Australian children
    Moniek van Zutphen
    School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 43:458-63. 2007
    ..To describe the time children spend watching television (TV) and to assess associations between TV viewing time, the family environment and weight status...
  30. ncbi request reprint Association of key foods and beverages with obesity in Australian schoolchildren
    Andrea M Sanigorski
    School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 10:152-7. 2007
    ..To examine the pattern of intake of key foods and beverages of children aged 4-12 years and the association with weight status...
  31. doi request reprint The role of cultural values and religion on views of body size and eating practices among adolescents from Fiji, Tonga, and Australia
    Marita P McCabe
    School of Psychology, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
    Br J Health Psychol 18:383-94. 2013
    ..This study investigated cultural values related to body image and eating practices in Western and non-Western societies...
  32. ncbi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of Australia's Active After-School Communities program
    Marjory L Moodie
    Deakin Health Economics, Public Health Research Evaluation and Policy Cluster, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1585-92. 2010
    ..To improve its cost-effectiveness credentials as an obesity prevention measure, a reduction in costs needs to be coupled with increases in the number of participating children and the amount of physical activity undertaken...
  33. doi request reprint The health-related quality of life of overweight and obese adolescents--a study measuring body mass index and adolescent-reported perceptions
    Catherine L Keating
    Deakin Health Economics, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:434-41. 2011
    ....
  34. pmc The process evaluation of It's Your Move!, an Australian adolescent community-based obesity prevention project
    Louise B Mathews
    School of Education, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria 3217, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:448. 2010
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Childhood obesity--a sign of commercial success, but a market failure
    Rob Moodie
    Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Obes 1:133-8. 2006
    ..We argue that significant government intervention is needed to correct this market failure, as has been done for other major health problems...
  36. pmc A prospective study of diet quality and mental health in adolescents
    Felice N Jacka
    Barwon Psychiatric Research Unit, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e24805. 2011
    ..However, there are no existing prospective studies of this association in adolescents, the onset period of most disorders, limiting inferences regarding possible causal relationships...
  37. ncbi request reprint Calibration and reliability of a school food checklist: a new tool for assessing school food and beverage consumption
    Peter J Kremer
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, Waterfront Campus, Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 15:465-73. 2006
    ..Inter-recorder reliability was good (kappa 0.51). The SFC was designed to measure energy from food and beverages in schools. It has good accuracy and reliability and the revised version should further improve accuracy of the instrument...
  38. doi request reprint Reducing obesity in early childhood: results from Romp & Chomp, an Australian community-wide intervention program
    Andrea M de Silva-Sanigorski
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention Deakin University Geelong Australia
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:831-40. 2010
    ..There is growing evidence that community-based interventions can reduce childhood obesity in older children...
  39. pmc The runaway weight gain train: too many accelerators, not enough brakes
    Boyd Swinburn
    School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Melbourne, Victoria 3125, Australia
    BMJ 329:736-9. 2004
  40. doi request reprint Impact of front-of-pack 'traffic-light' nutrition labelling on consumer food purchases in the UK
    Gary Sacks
    School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Health Promot Int 24:344-52. 2009
    ..Further research on the influence of nutrition signposting will be needed before this labelling format can be considered a promising public health intervention...
  41. ncbi request reprint Obesity and undernutrition in sub-Saharan African immigrant and refugee children in Victoria, Australia
    Andre M N Renzaho
    School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Victoria, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 15:482-90. 2006
    ..In conclusion, obesity and overweight are very prevalent in SSA migrant children and undernutrition, especially wasting, was also not uncommon in this target group...
  42. ncbi request reprint The role of a Prospective Public Health Intervention Study Register in building public health evidence: proposal for content and use
    Elizabeth Waters
    Cochrane Health Promotion and Public Health Field, VicHealth, 15 31 Pelham Street PO Box 154, Carlton South, Melbourne, VIC 3053, Australia
    J Public Health (Oxf) 29:322-7. 2007
    ..It is argued that this initiative has the potential to facilitate increased global cooperation and efficiency in the production of high quality evidence and ultimately in improved health outcomes for populations...
  43. ncbi request reprint Sustaining dietary changes for preventing obesity and diabetes: lessons learned from the successes of other epidemic control programs
    Boyd Swinburn
    School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 11:S598-606. 2002
    ..The barriers for preventing obesity/diabetes are no less formidable, but the strategies for surmounting them have been well tested in other epidemics...
  44. doi request reprint Double disadvantage: the influence of ethnicity over socioeconomic position on childhood overweight and obesity: findings from an inner urban population of primary school children
    Elizabeth Waters
    School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Obes 3:196-204. 2008
    ..To examine the relationship between overweight/obesity in children, socioeconomic status and ethnicity/cultural background...
  45. doi request reprint Problem and solution trees: a practical approach for identifying potential interventions to improve population nutrition
    Wendy Snowdon
    Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria 3125, Australia
    Health Promot Int 23:345-53. 2008
    ..Problem trees are a relatively simple tool to implement, easy to adapt to differing needs, can generate a wealth of information and can be more widely used...
  46. ncbi request reprint Evidence-informed process to identify policies that will promote a healthy food environment in the Pacific Islands
    Wendy Snowdon
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 13:886-92. 2010
    ..To implement a systematic evidence-informed process to enable Fiji and Tonga to identify the most feasible and targeted policy interventions which would have most impact on diet-related non-communicable diseases...
  47. doi request reprint Effectiveness of prevention programmes for obesity and chronic diseases among immigrants to developed countries - a systematic review
    Andre M N Renzaho
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention and Related Research and Training, Public Health Research, Evaluation and Policy Cluster, Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 13:438-50. 2010
    ..To determine whether interventions tailored specifically to particular immigrant groups from developing to developed countries decrease the risk of obesity and obesity-related diseases...
  48. pmc Regulation to create environments conducive to physical activity: understanding the barriers and facilitators at the Australian state government level
    Jane Shill
    World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e42831. 2012
    ..This study sought to identify potential policy/regulatory interventions targeting PA environments, and barriers/facilitators to their implementation at the Australian state/territory government level...
  49. doi request reprint Healthcare utilization and costs in severely obese subjects before bariatric surgery
    Catherine L Keating
    Deakin Health Economics, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:2412-9. 2012
    ..Overall, healthcare costs in the severely obese population were more than double those incurred by the general population...
  50. pmc Increasing community capacity to prevent childhood obesity: challenges, lessons learned and results from the Romp & Chomp intervention
    Florentine P de Groot
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:522. 2010
    ....
  51. pmc Assessing the intake of obesity-related foods and beverages in young children: comparison of a simple population survey with 24 hr-recall
    Cheryl Ann Bennett
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University, Geelong 3217, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:71. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  52. ncbi request reprint Two important exceptions to the relationship between energy density and fat content: foods with reduced-fat claims and high-fat vegetable-based dishes
    Helen A La Fontaine
    School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Melbourne, Victoria 3125, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 7:563-8. 2004
    ..To test the hypothesis that many foods with reduced-fat (RF) claims are relatively energy-dense and that high-fat (HF) vegetable-based dishes are relatively energy-dilute...
  53. doi request reprint Obesity prevention in children and adolescents
    Boyd Swinburn
    School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Melbourne 3125, Australia
    Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 18:209-23. 2009
    ..A positive public health approach encompassing environmental, regulatory, sociocultural, and educational strategies offer the best chance of reducing obesity without increasing disordered eating patterns...
  54. pmc A systematic policy approach to changing the food system and physical activity environments to prevent obesity
    Gary Sacks
    School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Australia
    Aust New Zealand Health Policy 5:13. 2008
    ..It also serves to highlight the need for a coordinated approach to policy development and implementation across all levels of government in order to ensure complementary policy action...
  55. ncbi request reprint The pursuit of muscularity among adolescent boys in Fiji and Tonga
    Lina A Ricciardelli
    School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia
    Body Image 4:361-71. 2007
    ..Boys' reasons for pursing muscularity included the attainment of strength and fitness, sporting performance, physical work, dominance, and health. These findings are examined in relation to previous research with Western adolescent boys...
  56. ncbi request reprint School canteens: using ripples to create a wave of healthy eating
    A Colin Bell
    Med J Aust 183:5-6. 2005
  57. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of a reduced fat diet intervention on cardiovascular disease risk factors in individuals with glucose intolerance
    Sarah J Ley
    Department of Community Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 63:103-12. 2004
    ....