Cliona Ni Mhurchu

Summary

Affiliation: University of Auckland
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. pmc Effects of a free school breakfast programme on children's attendance, academic achievement and short-term hunger: results from a stepped-wedge, cluster randomised controlled trial
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:257-64. 2013
  2. pmc Stores Healthy Options Project in Remote Indigenous Communities (SHOP@RIC): a protocol of a randomised trial promoting healthy food and beverage purchases through price discounts and in-store nutrition education
    Julie Brimblecombe
    Menzies School of Health Research, Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus, Rocklands Drive, Tiwi, NT 0810, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:744. 2013
  3. pmc Effects of a free school breakfast programme on school attendance, achievement, psychosocial function, and nutrition: a stepped wedge cluster randomised trial
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 10:738. 2010
  4. pmc Food pricing strategies, population diets, and non-communicable disease: a systematic review of simulation studies
    Helen Eyles
    National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS Med 9:e1001353. 2012
  5. doi Effects of price discounts and tailored nutrition education on supermarket purchases: a randomized controlled trial
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:736-47. 2010
  6. doi Use of household supermarket sales data to estimate nutrient intakes: a comparison with repeat 24-hour dietary recalls
    Helen Eyles
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:106-10. 2010
  7. doi Economic incentives to promote healthier food purchases: exploring acceptability and key factors for success
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Health Promot Int 27:331-41. 2012
  8. doi Effects of active video games on body composition: a randomized controlled trial
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:156-63. 2011
  9. pmc Food prices and consumer demand: differences across income levels and ethnic groups
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    National Institute for Health Innovation, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 8:e75934. 2013
  10. pmc The effect of active video games by ethnicity, sex and fitness: subgroup analysis from a randomised controlled trial
    Louise Foley
    National Institute for Health Innovation, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:46. 2014

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Publications27

  1. pmc Effects of a free school breakfast programme on children's attendance, academic achievement and short-term hunger: results from a stepped-wedge, cluster randomised controlled trial
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:257-64. 2013
    ..Free school breakfast programmes (SBPs) exist in a number of high-income countries, but their effects on educational outcomes have rarely been evaluated in randomised controlled trials...
  2. pmc Stores Healthy Options Project in Remote Indigenous Communities (SHOP@RIC): a protocol of a randomised trial promoting healthy food and beverage purchases through price discounts and in-store nutrition education
    Julie Brimblecombe
    Menzies School of Health Research, Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus, Rocklands Drive, Tiwi, NT 0810, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:744. 2013
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  3. pmc Effects of a free school breakfast programme on school attendance, achievement, psychosocial function, and nutrition: a stepped wedge cluster randomised trial
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 10:738. 2010
    ..The aim of the trial is to determine the effects of the breakfast intervention on school attendance, achievement, psychosocial function, dietary habits and food security...
  4. pmc Food pricing strategies, population diets, and non-communicable disease: a systematic review of simulation studies
    Helen Eyles
    National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS Med 9:e1001353. 2012
    ....
  5. doi Effects of price discounts and tailored nutrition education on supermarket purchases: a randomized controlled trial
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:736-47. 2010
    ..Traditional methods to improve population diets have largely relied on individual responsibility, but there is growing interest in structural interventions such as pricing policies...
  6. doi Use of household supermarket sales data to estimate nutrient intakes: a comparison with repeat 24-hour dietary recalls
    Helen Eyles
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:106-10. 2010
    ..In the case of a supermarket intervention, an effect on household sales of percentage energy from saturated and total fat is also likely to impact the saturated and total fat intake of individual household members...
  7. doi Economic incentives to promote healthier food purchases: exploring acceptability and key factors for success
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Health Promot Int 27:331-41. 2012
    ..Our findings suggest economic incentives hold promise as a means to promote healthier household food purchases, and their effectiveness should be evaluated using robust, randomized trials...
  8. doi Effects of active video games on body composition: a randomized controlled trial
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:156-63. 2011
    ..Sedentary activities such as video gaming are independently associated with obesity. Active video games, in which players physically interact with images on screen, may help increase physical activity and improve body composition...
  9. pmc Food prices and consumer demand: differences across income levels and ethnic groups
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    National Institute for Health Innovation, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 8:e75934. 2013
    ..Targeted food pricing policies may improve population diets. To assess their effects on inequalities, it is important to determine responsiveness to price changes across income levels and ethnic groups...
  10. pmc The effect of active video games by ethnicity, sex and fitness: subgroup analysis from a randomised controlled trial
    Louise Foley
    National Institute for Health Innovation, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:46. 2014
    ..The study aim was to evaluate the consistency of the effects of active video games across important subgroups in a randomised controlled trial (RCT)...
  11. ncbi Classification of 'healthier' and 'less healthy' supermarket foods by two Australasian nutrient profiling models
    Helen Eyles
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:8-20. 2010
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  12. doi Nutrition labels: a survey of use, understanding and preferences among ethnically diverse shoppers in New Zealand
    Delvina Gorton
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, New Zealand
    Public Health Nutr 12:1359-65. 2009
    ..The present study examined the use, understanding and preferences regarding nutrition labels among ethnically diverse shoppers in New Zealand...
  13. ncbi Healthier vending machines in workplaces: both possible and effective
    Delvina Gorton
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:43-52. 2010
    ..To develop healthier vending guidelines and assess their effect on the nutrient content and sales of snack products sold through hospital vending machines, and on staff satisfaction...
  14. ncbi Parents' and children's perceptions of active video games: a focus group study
    Robyn Dixon
    University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Child Health Care 14:189-99. 2010
    ..It would appear that there is potential for AVGs to reduce inactivity in young people. However, barriers to widespread, sustainable adoption would need to be addressed if this potential is to be realized...
  15. pmc Couch potatoes to jumping beans: a pilot study of the effect of active video games on physical activity in children
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:8. 2008
    ..Further research is needed to confirm if playing these games over a longer period of time could also have positive effects on children's body weight and body mass index. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: ACTRN012606000018516...
  16. doi Availability and accessibility of healthier options and nutrition information at New Zealand fast food restaurants
    Ashmita Chand
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
    Appetite 58:227-33. 2012
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  17. ncbi Perceived versus actual distance to local physical-activity facilities: does it really matter?
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Phys Act Health 7:323-32. 2010
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  18. doi Effect of electronic time monitors on children's television watching: pilot trial of a home-based intervention
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019 Auckland, New Zealand
    Prev Med 49:413-7. 2009
    ..This pilot study evaluated the feasibility (recruitment, retention, and acceptability) and preliminary efficacy of a six-week home-based electronic time monitor intervention on New Zealand children's television watching in 2008...
  19. doi Tailored nutrition education: is it really effective?
    Helen Eyles
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Public Health Nutr 15:561-6. 2012
    ....
  20. doi Traffic lights and health claims: a comparative analysis of the nutrient profile of packaged foods available for sale in New Zealand supermarkets
    Simone C Rosentreter
    National Institute for Health Innovation, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 37:278-83. 2013
    ..To assess the application of Multiple Traffic Light (MTL) nutrition labels and the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Nutrient Profiling Standard Calculator (NPSC) to foods and their agreement in classification of foods...
  21. ncbi Strategies to promote healthier food purchases: a pilot supermarket intervention study
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Public Health Nutr 10:608-15. 2007
    ..To pilot the design and methodology for a large randomised controlled trial (RCT) of two interventions to promote healthier food purchasing: culturally appropriate nutrition education and price discounts...
  22. ncbi Impact of the UK voluntary sodium reduction targets on the sodium content of processed foods from 2006 to 2011: analysis of household consumer panel data
    Helen Eyles
    National Institute for Health Innovation, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand Electronic address
    Prev Med 57:555-60. 2013
    ..Our aim was to determine the impact of these targets on the sodium content of processed foods in the UK between 2006 and 2011...
  23. ncbi Comparative effects of TV watching, recreational computer use, and sedentary video game play on spontaneous energy intake in male children. A randomised crossover trial
    Samantha Marsh
    National Institute for Health Innovation, Auckland Mail Centre, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand Electronic address
    Appetite 77:13-8. 2014
    ..06), but not significantly different between the computer and VG conditions (-10; P = 0.87). TV watching was associated with greater EI compared with computer use, and a trend towards greater EI compared with VG play. ..
  24. ncbi Food choices among students using the school food service in New Zealand
    Jennifer Utter
    Epidemiology and Bioostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 120:U2389. 2007
    ..The aim of the current study is to describe the demographic characteristics and food choices of school canteen/tuckshop users...
  25. doi Key opportunities for sodium reduction in New Zealand processed foods
    Eleanor Woodward
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 36:84-9. 2012
    ..To identify key opportunities for reformulation of processed foods that could best decrease population sodium intakes in New Zealand (NZ)...
  26. doi The non-advertising effects of screen-based sedentary activities on acute eating behaviours in children, adolescents, and young adults. A systematic review
    Samantha Marsh
    National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand Electronic address
    Appetite 71:259-73. 2013
    ..More work is required to better establish the link between dietary intake and advertisement-free screen time and assess whether differences exist between the different screen-based activities. ..
  27. pmc Global positioning system: a new opportunity in physical activity measurement
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:73. 2009
    ..However, no studies have shown that GPS alone is a reliable and valid measure of physical activity...