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SPANS 2010 - NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey - Executive Summary

Summary

The NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS) is a key initiative monitoring progress across the initiatives outlined in the NSW Government Plan for Preventing Overweight and Obesity in Children, Young People and their Families 2009-2011.


More than 8,000 school-aged students in NSW participated in the survey in term 1 2010. The key objective of the survey was to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and young people as well as fitness, physical activity, sedentary behaviours, food habits, and risk factors for chronic disease. These data provide essential information in the monitoring of progress towards the State Plan targets and informs health promotion policy and program development. The survey was conducted by the Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Research Group (PANORG) at the University of Sydney.


While the full report will be available in mid 2011, the detailed Executive Summary Report is available on site.

File link: SPANS 2010 - NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey - Executive Summary
File size: 343Kb
Type: Executive Summaries
Date of Publication: 12 January 2011
Author Branch: Centre for Health Advancement

SPANS 2010 – NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey – Executive Summary

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