Michael W Beets

Summary

Affiliation: University of South Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Community partnership to address snack quality and cost in after-school programs
    Michael W Beets
    Associate Professor, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly St, 1st Fl Suite, Rm 131, Columbia, SC 29208
    J Sch Health 84:543-8. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Making healthy eating and physical activity policy practice: The design and overview of a group randomized controlled trial in afterschool programs
    Michael W Beets
    University of South Carolina Electronic address
    Contemp Clin Trials 38:291-303. 2014
  3. pmc From policy to practice: strategies to meet physical activity standards in YMCA afterschool programs
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Columbia, South Carolina University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 46:281-8. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Impact of policy environment characteristics on physical activity and sedentary behaviors of children attending afterschool programs
    Michael W Beets
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Health Educ Behav 40:296-304. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Physical activity of children attending afterschool programs: research- and practice-based implications
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 29208, USA
    Am J Prev Med 42:180-4. 2012
  6. pmc How many steps/day are enough? for children and adolescents
    Catrine Tudor-Locke
    Walking Behavior Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:78. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint A pictorial view of the physical activity socialization of young adolescents outside of school
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 82:769-78. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Adjusting step count recommendations for anthropometric variations in leg length
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Sci Med Sport 13:509-12. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Nutritional policies and standards for snacks served in after-school programmes: a review
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street RM 131, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Public Health Nutr 14:1882-90. 2011
  10. pmc Compliance with national guidelines for physical activity in U.S. preschoolers: measurement and interpretation
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly St, Room 131, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Pediatrics 127:658-64. 2011

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint Community partnership to address snack quality and cost in after-school programs
    Michael W Beets
    Associate Professor, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly St, 1st Fl Suite, Rm 131, Columbia, SC 29208
    J Sch Health 84:543-8. 2014
    ..A major barrier for improving snack quality is cost. This study describes the impact on snack quality and expenditures from a community partnership between ASPs and local grocery stores...
  2. ncbi request reprint Making healthy eating and physical activity policy practice: The design and overview of a group randomized controlled trial in afterschool programs
    Michael W Beets
    University of South Carolina Electronic address
    Contemp Clin Trials 38:291-303. 2014
    ....
  3. pmc From policy to practice: strategies to meet physical activity standards in YMCA afterschool programs
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Columbia, South Carolina University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 46:281-8. 2014
    ..ASPs decide how to accomplish this standard, for which few effective strategies exist...
  4. doi request reprint Impact of policy environment characteristics on physical activity and sedentary behaviors of children attending afterschool programs
    Michael W Beets
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Health Educ Behav 40:296-304. 2013
    ..The present state of practice in ASPs suggests that policy environment characteristics are largely unrelated to the amount of PA children accumulate while attending ASPs...
  5. ncbi request reprint Physical activity of children attending afterschool programs: research- and practice-based implications
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 29208, USA
    Am J Prev Med 42:180-4. 2012
    ..The extent to which ASPs currently meet this goal and how many steps per day children naturally accumulate within the ASP setting is unknown...
  6. pmc How many steps/day are enough? for children and adolescents
    Catrine Tudor-Locke
    Walking Behavior Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:78. 2011
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint A pictorial view of the physical activity socialization of young adolescents outside of school
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 82:769-78. 2011
    ..In addition, friends and family, the outdoors, and importantly, the home emerged as natural intervention components that may prove useful towards decreasing the physical inactivity and obesity of youth...
  8. doi request reprint Adjusting step count recommendations for anthropometric variations in leg length
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Sci Med Sport 13:509-12. 2010
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Nutritional policies and standards for snacks served in after-school programmes: a review
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street RM 131, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Public Health Nutr 14:1882-90. 2011
    ..To review and synthesize existing national and state organizations' policies related to the nutritional quality of snacks served in after-school programmes (ASP; 15.00-18.00 hours) in the USA...
  10. pmc Compliance with national guidelines for physical activity in U.S. preschoolers: measurement and interpretation
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly St, Room 131, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Pediatrics 127:658-64. 2011
    ..This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of preschoolers meeting NASPE guidelines and illustrate the differences among rates, given guideline interpretations, and cut points...
  11. doi request reprint Using pedometers to measure moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for youth with an intellectual disability
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    Disabil Health J 4:46-51. 2011
    ..Translating the output of this technology into practical information that frontline practitioners and families can use, however, will require accurate step frequency guidelines...
  12. doi request reprint Pedometer-measured physical activity patterns of youth: a 13-country review
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street, Room 131, Columbia SC 29208, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:208-16. 2010
    ..A systematic review was conducted to identify studies reporting pedometer daily steps (steps x day(-1)) in order to compile comparative, global cross-sectional data on youth physical activity patterns...
  13. doi request reprint Evaluation of policies to promote physical activity in afterschool programs: are we meeting current benchmarks?
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Prev Med 51:299-301. 2010
    ..We examined the extent to which children attending ASPs meet existing national and state-level policies that specify expected levels of physical activity (PA)...
  14. doi request reprint Parental social support and the physical activity-related behaviors of youth: a review
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Public Health Research Center, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Health Educ Behav 37:621-44. 2010
    ..Many studies, however, combine social support categories and/or respondents into composite measures, making it difficult to disentangle the specific effects of parents and the type of support provided...
  15. doi request reprint After-school program impact on physical activity and fitness: a meta-analysis
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Am J Prev Med 36:527-37. 2009
    ..Although promising, the effectiveness of this strategy is unclear. A systematic review was performed summarizing the research conducted to date regarding the effectiveness of after-school programs in increasing physical activity...
  16. doi request reprint Defining standards and policies for promoting physical activity in afterschool programs
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly St, Rm 131, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Sch Health 80:411-7. 2010
    ..The extent to which standards and policies are uniform and disseminated is unclear. The purpose of this study was to review state-level ASP documentation to identify standards/policies for promoting PA within the ASP setting...
  17. pmc The healthy afterschool activity and nutrition documentation instrument
    Rahma Ajja
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:263-71. 2012
    ..Policies call on afterschool programs to improve the physical activity and nutrition habits of youth attending. No tool exists to assess the extent to which the afterschool program environment meets physical activity and nutrition policies...
  18. ncbi request reprint How physically active are children attending summer day camps?
    Michael W Beets
    Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    J Phys Act Health 10:850-5. 2013
    ..Yet, little is known about this setting and how active children are while attending...
  19. ncbi request reprint Pedometer-determined step-count guidelines for afterschool programs
    Michael W Beets
    Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Phys Act Health 9:71-7. 2012
    ..Pedometers may fill this gap, yet there are no step-count guidelines for ASPs linked to 30 minutes of MVPA...
  20. ncbi request reprint Translating policies into practice: a framework to prevent childhood obesity in afterschool programs
    Michael W Beets
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    Health Promot Pract 14:228-37. 2013
    ..Use of this framework and recognition of its constituent elements have the potential to lead to the successful and sustainable adoption and implementation of physical activity and nutrition policies in afterschool programs nationwide...
  21. pmc Physical activity behavior and related characteristics of highly active eighth-grade girls
    Sharon E Taverno Ross
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:745-51. 2013
    ..This study examined the PA behavior and related characteristics of highly active adolescent girls and compared them with those who are less active...
  22. doi request reprint A conceptual model for training after-school program staffers to promote physical activity and nutrition
    Robert Glenn Weaver
    Department of Physical Education and Athletic Training, University of South Carolina, 1300 Wheat Street, RM 216B, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Sch Health 82:186-95. 2012
    ..The gap between policies and improvements in PAaN must be bridged through professional development training. This article describes the development of an ASP staff professional development training program...
  23. doi request reprint Sedentary time and vigorous physical activity are independently associated with cardiorespiratory fitness in middle school youth
    Justin B Moore
    a University of South Carolina, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Columbia, South Carolina, 29208, United States
    J Sports Sci 31:1520-5. 2013
    ..These analyses suggest that the negative impact of sedentary time can be mitigated by engaging in vigorous activity...
  24. ncbi request reprint System for Observing Staff Promotion of Activity and Nutrition (SOSPAN)
    R Glenn Weaver
    Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    J Phys Act Health 11:173-85. 2014
    ..This study fills the gap between policy mandates and staff behaviors by describing the development of the System for Observing Staff Promotion of Activity and Nutrition (SOSPAN) in OSTP...
  25. ncbi request reprint Physical activity levels of adolescent girls during dance classes
    Jennifer R O'Neill
    Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Phys Act Health 9:382-8. 2012
    ..The aims of this study were to describe the physical activity levels of girls during dance classes and to identify factors associated with moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in those classes...
  26. ncbi request reprint Are current body mass index referenced pedometer step-count recommendations applicable to US youth?
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Phys Act Health 5:665-74. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to cross-validate international BMI-referenced steps/d cut points for US girls (12,000 steps/d) and boys (15,000 steps/d) 6 to 12 years of age...
  27. doi request reprint School climate and teachers' beliefs and attitudes associated with implementation of the positive action program: a diffusion of innovations model
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 1300 Wheat Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Prev Sci 9:264-75. 2008
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint How physically active are children attending summer day camps?
    Michael W Beets
    Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    J Phys Act Health 10:850-5. 2012
    ..Conclusions: These findings provide evidence of modifiable characteristics of SDCs associated with PA. Improving staff skills related to facilitating active environments is a viable avenue to increase PA accumulated within SDCs. ..
  29. pmc Comparison of traditional versus mobile app self-monitoring of physical activity and dietary intake among overweight adults participating in an mHealth weight loss program
    Gabrielle M Turner-McGrievy
    Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:513-8. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between diet (mobile app, website, or paper journal) and PA (mobile app vs no mobile app) self-monitoring and dietary and PA behaviors...
  30. ncbi request reprint Comparison of 3 different analytic approaches for determining risk-related active and sedentary behavioral patterns in adolescents
    Michael W Beets
    Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Phys Act Health 7:381-92. 2010
    ..We present a substantive dialogue on alternative analytical approaches to identifying risk-related active/sedentary behavioral patterns associated with overweight in adolescents...
  31. pmc Use of a social and character development program to prevent substance use, violent behaviors, and sexual activity among elementary-school students in Hawaii
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Public Health, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1438-45. 2009
    ..We assessed the effectiveness of a 5-year trial of a comprehensive school-based program designed to prevent substance use, violent behaviors, and sexual activity among elementary-school students...
  32. pmc Healthy eating in summer day camps: the Healthy Lunchbox Challenge
    Falon Tilley
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC Electronic address
    J Nutr Educ Behav 46:134-41. 2014
    ..To describe the development and evaluation of Healthy Lunchbox Challenge, a nutrition program targeting staff, parents, and children in summer day camps (SDCs)...
  33. pmc A comprehensive professional development training's effect on afterschool program staff behaviors to promote healthy eating and physical activity
    Robert Glenn Weaver
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health Drs Weaver and Beets, and Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior Dr Saunders, and Department of Physical Education and Athletic Training Dr Webster, University of South Carolina, Columbia Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, University of Kentucky, Lexington Dr Beighle
    J Public Health Manag Pract 20:E6-E14. 2014
    ..Evaluate a comprehensive intervention designed to support staff and program leaders in the implementation of the YMCA of USA healthy eating and physical activity (HEPA) standards for their afterschool programs (3-6 pm)...
  34. pmc Process evaluation of an intervention to increase child activity levels in afterschool programs
    S Morgan Hughey
    University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Discovery I Room 529, 915 Green Street, Columbia, SC 290208, United States Electronic address
    Eval Program Plann 45:164-70. 2014
    ..This study describes the process evaluation outcomes from an intervention to reduce child sedentary time and increase MVPA in ASPs...
  35. doi request reprint The effect of reintegrating Actigraph accelerometer counts in preschool children: comparison using different epoch lengths
    Youngwon Kim
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Sci Med Sport 16:129-34. 2013
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Everything you wanted to know about selecting the "right" Actigraph accelerometer cut-points for youth, but…: a systematic review
    Youngwon Kim
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, USA
    J Sci Med Sport 15:311-21. 2012
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Accelerometer-derived physical activity levels of preschoolers: a meta-analysis
    Daniel B Bornstein
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, USA
    J Sci Med Sport 14:504-11. 2011
    ..This study synthesized the published estimates of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPAd(-1)) of preschooler-age children (3-5 years)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Physical activity levels of adolescent girls during dance classes
    Jennifer R O'Neill
    Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    J Phys Act Health 9:382-8. 2012
    ..The aims of this study were to describe the physical activity levels of girls during dance classes and to identify factors associated with moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in those classes...
  39. pmc Equating accelerometer estimates of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity: in search of the Rosetta Stone
    Daniel B Bornstein
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, USA
    J Sci Med Sport 14:404-10. 2011
    ..These prediction equations give public health researchers and policy makers a more concise picture of physical activity levels of preschool-aged children...
  40. doi request reprint Comparison of objectively measured physical activity levels of rural, suburban, and urban youth
    Justin B Moore
    Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior and Office of Public Health Practice, Columbia, South Carolina Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 46:289-92. 2014
    ..Nationally, youth are generally not achieving 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). Studies suggest that rural adults are less active than their urban counterparts, although studies of children are equivocal...
  41. doi request reprint Positive parenting practices associated with subsequent childhood weight change
    Rasmi Avula
    Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA
    J Prim Prev 32:271-81. 2011
    ..Parenting practices facilitating cognitive stimulation, setting limits, and expressing warmth are associated with lower likelihood of being or becoming overweight and can be promoted by healthcare professionals...
  42. doi request reprint Longitudinal patterns of binge drinking among first year college students with a history of tobacco use
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 103:1-8. 2009
    ..This study describes individual characteristics and calendar-specific events associated with binge drinking episodes over the course of freshman college academic year (2002-2003)...