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dc.contributor.authorMagarey, Anthea Margaret
dc.contributor.authorPettman, Tahna Lee
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Annabelle
dc.contributor.authorMastersson, Nadia
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-02T23:50:50Z
dc.date.available2015-12-02T23:50:50Z
dc.date.issued2013-02-17
dc.identifier.citationMagarey, A., Pettman, T., Wilson, A. and Mastersson, N., 2013. Changes in primary school children’s behaviour, knowledge, attitudes and environments related to nutrition and physical activity. ISRN Obesity, 2013, DOI:10.1155/2013/752081.en
dc.identifier.issn2090-9446
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/35760
dc.description.abstractRigorous evaluation of large-scale community-based obesity interventions can provide important guidance to policy and decision makers. The eat well be active (ewba) Community Programs, a five-year multilevel, multistrategy community-based obesity intervention targeting children in a range of settings, was delivered in two communities. A comprehensive mixed-methods evaluation using a quasiexperimental design with nonmatched comparison communities was undertaken. This paper describes the changes in primary school children's attitudes, behaviours, knowledge, and environments associated with healthy eating and physical activity, based on data from six questionnaires completed pre- and postintervention by students, parents, and school representatives. As self-reported by students in years from five to seven there were few significant improvements over time in healthy eating and physical activity behaviours, attitudes, knowledge, and perceived environments, and there were few changes in the home environment (parent report). Overall there were considerably more improvements in intervention compared with comparison schools affecting all environmental areas, namely, policy, physical, financial, and sociocultural, in addition to improvements in teacher skill and knowledge. These improvements in children's learning environments are important and likely to be sustainable as they reflect a change of school culture. More sensitive evaluation tools may detect behaviour changes.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherHindawien
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectNutrition and dietetics
dc.subjectPublic health
dc.subjectChildren
dc.titleChanges in primary school children's behaviour, knowledge, attitudes, and environments related to nutrition and physical activityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1155/2013/752081en
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2013 Anthea Margaret Magarey et al.en
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupMagarey, Anthea Margaret: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1214-2124en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupWilson, Annabelle: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4308-8113en_US


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