Theodora Mouratidou

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BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Our objective was to describe the fluid and energy consumption of beverages in a large sample of European adolescents. SUBJECTS/METHODS We used data from 2741 European adolescents residing in 8 countries participating in the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence Cross-Sectional Study (HELENA-CSS). We averaged two(More)
OBJECTIVES As a part of an ongoing project to develop a nutritional screening tool, we evaluated the performance of a semi-quantitative food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ) in terms of validity in a Sheffield Caucasian pregnant population using two different statistical approaches--the correlation coefficient and the limits of agreement (LOA). The FFQ was(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare, specifically by age group, proxy-reported food group estimates obtained from the food frequency section of the Children's Eating Habits questionnaire (CEHQ-FFQ) against the estimates of two non-consecutive 24 h dietary recalls (24-HDR). DESIGN Estimates of food group intakes assessed via the forty-three-food-group CEHQ-FFQ were(More)
Reliable assessments of health-related behaviours are necessary for accurate evaluation on the efficiency of public health interventions. The aim of the current study was to examine the reliability of a self-administered primary caregivers questionnaire (PCQ) used in the ToyBox-intervention. The questionnaire consisted of six sections addressing(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship between parental education level and the consumption frequency of obesity-related foods in European children. DESIGN The analysis was based on data from the cross-sectional baseline survey of a prospective cohort study. The effects of parental education on food consumption were explored using analysis of covariance and(More)
BACKGROUND Physical activity (PA), weight-bearing exercises (WBE) and muscle strength contribute to skeletal development, while sedentary behaviour (SB) adversely affects bone health. Previous studies examined the isolated effect of PA, SB or muscle strength on bone health, which was usually assessed by x-ray methods, in children. Little is known about the(More)
The increasing childhood obesity epidemic calls for appropriate measures and effective policies to be applied early in life. Large-scale socioecological frameworks providing a holistic multifactorial and cost-effective approach necessary to support obesity prevention initiatives in this age are however currently missing. To address this missing link,(More)
The present study examined the dietary intakes of a population of pregnant women living in the North of England. The objectives of the paper were to assess and describe the dietary intakes of the population and relate the findings to existing data on the diet of pregnant and non-pregnant women in the UK. A total of 250 pregnant women attending their first(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between time spent on different sedentary behaviors and consumption of certain food and beverage groups in a sample of European adolescents. DESIGN Data from the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence Cross-sectional Study. SETTING Eight survey centers (Athens, Dortmund, Ghent, Lille, Rome,(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Little is known about the validity of repeated 24-h dietary recalls (24-HDR) as a measure of total energy intake (EI) in young children. This study aimed to evaluate the validity of proxy-reported EI by comparison with total energy expenditure (TEE) measured by the doubly labeled water (DLW) technique. METHODS The agreement between EI(More)