Lesley A King

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sydney
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Munch and Move: evaluation of a preschool healthy eating and movement skill program
    Louise L Hardy
    Prevention Research Collaboration, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:80. 2010
  2. pmc Parental influences on child physical activity and screen viewing time: a population based study
    Ben J Smith
    Department of Health Social Science, Monash University, PO Box 197, Caulfield East, Melbourne, Victoria, 3145, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:593. 2010
  3. pmc How do government health departments in Australia access health economics advice to inform decisions for health? A survey
    Lynne Madden
    Population Health Intervention Research Centre, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, T2N 4N1, Alberta, Canada
    Aust New Zealand Health Policy 6:6. 2009
  4. pmc Analysing NSW state policy for child obesity prevention: strategic policy versus practical action
    Lesley King
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, University of Sydney, Australia
    Aust New Zealand Health Policy 4:22. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Industry self regulation of television food advertising: responsible or responsive?
    Lesley King
    University of Sydney, Prevention Research Collaboration, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e390-8. 2011
  6. pmc Adolescent-parent interactions and attitudes around screen time and sugary drink consumption: a qualitative study
    Libby A Hattersley
    Physical Activity Nutrition Obesity Research Group, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:61. 2009
  7. pmc Australian GPs' perceptions about child and adolescent overweight and obesity: the Weight of Opinion study
    Lesley A King
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney 2006, Australia
    Br J Gen Pract 57:124-9. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of health promotion: between global thinking and local action
    Lesley King
    New South Wales Centre for Overweight and Obesity, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Health Promot J Austr 17:196-9. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Parents of school students on childhood overweight: the Weight of Opinion Study
    Michael L Booth
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 45:194-8. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Perceptions of adolescents on overweight and obesity: the weight of opinion study
    Michael L Booth
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 44:248-52. 2008

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. pmc Munch and Move: evaluation of a preschool healthy eating and movement skill program
    Louise L Hardy
    Prevention Research Collaboration, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:80. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  2. pmc Parental influences on child physical activity and screen viewing time: a population based study
    Ben J Smith
    Department of Health Social Science, Monash University, PO Box 197, Caulfield East, Melbourne, Victoria, 3145, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:593. 2010
    ..The associations between these factors and the behaviours were analysed...
  3. pmc How do government health departments in Australia access health economics advice to inform decisions for health? A survey
    Lynne Madden
    Population Health Intervention Research Centre, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, T2N 4N1, Alberta, Canada
    Aust New Zealand Health Policy 6:6. 2009
    ..We sought to describe how government health departments in Australia use specialist health economic advice to inform policy and planning and the mechanisms through which they access this advice...
  4. pmc Analysing NSW state policy for child obesity prevention: strategic policy versus practical action
    Lesley King
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, University of Sydney, Australia
    Aust New Zealand Health Policy 4:22. 2007
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Industry self regulation of television food advertising: responsible or responsive?
    Lesley King
    University of Sydney, Prevention Research Collaboration, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e390-8. 2011
    ..The study compared patterns of food advertising by AFGC and non-AFGC signatory companies in 2009, 2007 and 2006 on three Sydney commercial free-to-air television channels...
  6. pmc Adolescent-parent interactions and attitudes around screen time and sugary drink consumption: a qualitative study
    Libby A Hattersley
    Physical Activity Nutrition Obesity Research Group, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:61. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  7. pmc Australian GPs' perceptions about child and adolescent overweight and obesity: the Weight of Opinion study
    Lesley A King
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney 2006, Australia
    Br J Gen Pract 57:124-9. 2007
    ..GPs can potentially play a significant role in assessing weight status, providing advice, and making referrals to address overweight and obesity and its consequences among children and adolescents...
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of health promotion: between global thinking and local action
    Lesley King
    New South Wales Centre for Overweight and Obesity, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Health Promot J Austr 17:196-9. 2006
    ..The dictum 'think globally, act locally' fails to recognise the significance of infrastructure and policy in linking global issues and local practices as a means of addressing health inequities...
  9. doi request reprint Parents of school students on childhood overweight: the Weight of Opinion Study
    Michael L Booth
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 45:194-8. 2009
    ..The perceptions of parents of school-aged children regarding child and adolescent overweight and obesity were examined...
  10. doi request reprint Perceptions of adolescents on overweight and obesity: the weight of opinion study
    Michael L Booth
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 44:248-52. 2008
    ..Health promotion planning must be informed by the knowledge, perceptions, motivations and perceived needs of the target population, but little is known about how adolescents perceive overweight and obesity, its causes and solutions...
  11. ncbi request reprint Role modelling unhealthy behaviours: food and drink sponsorship of peak sporting organisations
    Bridget Kelly
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Health Promot J Austr 22:72-5. 2011
    ..As such, sponsorship of these organisations may influence the funding of community sport. This study aimed to describe the nature and scope of peak sporting organisations' sponsorship, and particularly food and beverage company sponsors...
  12. ncbi request reprint Children's consumption of energy-dense nutrient-poor foods, fruit and vegetables: are they related? An analysis of data from a cross sectional survey
    Christine Innes-Hughes
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Health Promot J Austr 22:210-6. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the associations between EDNP foods and ascertain whether certain EDNP foods and beverages are more likely to be eaten in association with other EDNP foods...
  13. pmc Adolescent-parent interactions and communication preferences regarding body weight and weight management: a qualitative study
    Vanessa A Shrewsbury
    Physical Activity Nutrition and Obesity Research Group, Sydney University, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:16. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  14. ncbi request reprint Mothers of pre-school children talk about childhood overweight and obesity: The Weight Of Opinion Study
    Deanna L Pagnini
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 43:806-10. 2007
    ..To investigate the perceptions of parents of young children aged 2-5 years regarding childhood overweight and obesity...
  15. doi request reprint Persuasive food marketing to children: use of cartoons and competitions in Australian commercial television advertisements
    Bridget Kelly
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Health Promot Int 23:337-44. 2008
    ..Future debate relating to television advertising regulations must consider the need to restrict the use of persuasive marketing techniques to children...
  16. ncbi request reprint Early childhood sector staff perceptions of child overweight and obesity: the Weight of Opinion Study
    Deanna Pagnini
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Health Promot J Austr 18:149-54. 2007
    ..The perceptions of staff from the early childhood sector in New South Wales (NSW) regarding issues related to childhood overweight and obesity were examined...
  17. ncbi request reprint Choice and voice: obesity debates in television news
    Catriona M F Bonfiglioli
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 187:442-5. 2007
    ..To examine whether television news and current affairs coverage of overweight and obesity frames obesity in ways that support or oppose efforts to combat obesity...
  18. ncbi request reprint Obesity prevention: necessary and possible. A structured approach for effective planning
    Timothy Gill
    NSW Centre for Public Health Nutrition, Medical Foundation Building K25, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Proc Nutr Soc 64:255-61. 2005
    ..The present paper proposes a structured planning approach that utilises the portfolio model and allows the selection of interventions to be based on the best available evidence, while not excluding untried but promising strategies...
  19. ncbi request reprint Parental perceptions of barriers to children's participation in organised sport in Australia
    Louise L Hardy
    Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Research Group, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 46:197-203. 2010
    ....
  20. doi request reprint The weight of opinion on childhood obesity: recognizing complexity and supporting collaborative action
    Deanna Pagnini
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, University of Sydney
    Int J Pediatr Obes 4:233-41. 2009
    ..The study investigated similarities and differences in the perceptions of parents, adolescents, General Practitioners (GPs) and education professionals regarding childhood overweight and obesity...
  21. doi request reprint Fundamental movement skills among Australian preschool children
    Louise L Hardy
    Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Research Group, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 13:503-8. 2010
    ..That mastery of FMS is low in primary school children indicates the importance of early intervention programs in preschools. Preschools and child care centers hold promise as a key setting for implementing FMS programs...
  22. ncbi request reprint The commercial food landscape: outdoor food advertising around primary schools in Australia
    Bridget Kelly
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, School of Public Health, Medical Foundation Building, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:522-8. 2008
    ..We aimed to describe the volume and nature of outdoor food advertisements and factors associated with outdoor food advertising in the area surrounding Australian primary schools...
  23. ncbi request reprint The effects of different regulation systems on television food advertising to children
    Bridget Kelly
    Australian Centre for Health Promotion, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:340-3. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to model children's potential exposure to television food advertisements under different regulatory scenarios to demonstrate the policy implications of regulatory change in Australia...
  24. doi request reprint Determinants and patterns of soft drink consumption in young adults: a qualitative analysis
    Libby Hattersley
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, University of Sydney K25, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 12:1816-22. 2009
    ..To explore knowledge, attitudes and behaviours regarding caloric soft drinks in a group of young adults attending university and to identify opportunities for a health promotion intervention aimed at reducing consumption...
  25. doi request reprint Opening up Australian preschoolers' lunchboxes
    Bridget Kelly
    Physical Activity Nutrition and Obesity Research Group, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 34:288-92. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the contents of preschoolers' lunchboxes to inform future interventions...
  26. ncbi request reprint Measuring the food environment in three rural towns in New South Wales, Australia
    Christine Innes-Hughes
    Physical Activity and Nutrition Obesity Research Group, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Health Promot J Austr 23:129-33. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the community and consumer food environment in three small rural towns in New South Wales, Australia...
  27. ncbi request reprint Television food advertising to children: the extent and nature of exposure
    Bridget Kelly
    Australian Centre for Health Promotion, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 10:1234-40. 2007
    ....
  28. doi request reprint A comparison of Australian families' expenditure on active and screen-based recreation using the ABS Household Expenditure Survey 2003/04
    Robert Aitken
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:238-45. 2008
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Are general practitioners ready and willing to tackle obesity management?
    Laurien M Buffart
    Centre for Physical Activity and Health, University of Sydney, School of Public Health, Sydney, Australia
    Obes Res Clin Pract 2:I-II. 2008
    ..CPD on overweight and obesity may benefit GP confidence, but additional training is needed to improve GP's counselling behaviour, particularly for children. ..
  30. ncbi request reprint Current and future costs of cancer, heart disease and stroke attributable to obesity in Australia - a comparison of two birth cohorts
    Robert J Aitken
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 18:63-70. 2009
    ..Instead, if the worst case scenario is realized there will be a more than doubling in costs (in 2004/05 dollars) compared with those born in 1950/51-59/60...
  31. ncbi request reprint 'Treats', 'sometimes foods', 'junk': a qualitative study exploring 'extra foods' with parents of young children
    Nicholas A Petrunoff
    1 Physical Activity Nutrition and Obesity Research Group, University of Sydney, K25, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 17:979-86. 2014
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Parental awareness and attitudes of food marketing to children: a community attitudes survey of parents in New South Wales, Australia
    Bridget Kelly
    Cancer Council New South Wales, Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Research Group, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 45:493-7. 2009
    ..To determine parents' attitudes and awareness of food marketing to children...
  33. doi request reprint Tertiary paediatric obesity services in Australia
    Pamela J Spilchak
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 44:243-7. 2008
    ..To examine the nature and availability of paediatric obesity services in tertiary care settings across the states/territories of Australia...
  34. ncbi request reprint Has the investment in public cancer education delivered observable changes in knowledge over the past 10 years?
    Christine Paul
    The Center for Health Research and Psycho oncology, The Cancer Council New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
    Cancer 97:2931-9. 2003
    ..An important indicator of whether this investment has been worthwhile is a shift over time in the proportion of the population who have accurate knowledge regarding cancer...
  35. ncbi request reprint Using a research framework to identify knowledge gaps in research on food marketing to children in Australia
    Kathy Chapman
    Cancer Council NSW, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 33:253-7. 2009
    ..The purpose of this paper was to propose a framework for classifying food marketing research, using Australian research on food marketing to children to demonstrate how this framework can be used to determine knowledge gaps...
  36. ncbi request reprint Osteoarthritis--the forgotten obesity-related epidemic with worse to come
    Margaret A Allman-Farinelli
    Med J Aust 188:317. 2008