Obesity prevention for school children - reports

The NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS) 2004

There are three related reports:

  • SPANS Short Report (An easy to read version mainly for teachers, parents and young people) View PDF
  • SPANS Summary Report (A snapshot of the results mainly for policy makers and professionals who work in the field) View PDF
  • SPANS Full Report (A full technical report aimed at academics and researchers)
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The SPANS Full Report document has been broken down into chapters as PDF files for faster download times.

Front Cover
Executive Summary
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Methods in Brief
Chapter 3 - Response rates and description of the samples
Chapter 4 - Overweight and obesity
Chapter 5 - Self-reported Physical Activity
Chapter 6 - Sedentary behaviours
Chapter 7 - Travel to and from school
Chapter 8 - Cardiorespiratory fitness
Chapter 9 - Fundamental movement skills
Chapter 10 - Food habits
Chapter 11 - Eating patterns
Chapter 12 - Influences over food and drink choices
Chapter 13 - Food and drink purchasing patterns
Chapter 14 - Markers of chronic disease - The biomarker sub study
Chapter 15 - The school environment
Chapter 16 - Recommendations
Chapter 17 - Methods in full

One Stop Shop to a Healthy School Environment

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View Report [PDF]