Publications

Foley BC, Mihrshahi S, Shrewsbury VA, Shah S. Adolescent-led strategies within the home to promote healthy eating and physical activity Health Education Journal 2018. DOI: 10.1177/0017896918790295

Shrewsbury VA, Foley BC, Flood VM, Bonnefin A, Hardy LL, Venchiarutti R, Byth K, Shah S. School-level Socioeconomic Status Influences Adolescents’ Health-related Lifestyle Behaviors and Intentions. J of School Health 2018. DOI: 10.1111/josh.12647

Foley BC, Shrewsbury VA, Hardy LL, Flood VM, Byth K, Shah S. Evaluation of a peer education program on student leaders’ energy balance-related behaviours BMC Public Health 2017; 17:695. DOI: 10.1186/ s12889-017-4707-8

Shah S, Foley BC, Molinari I, Lim KS, Shrewsbury VA The Students As LifeStyle Activists (SALSA) program British Journal of Sports Medicine 2017. DOI:10.1136/bjsports-2016-097219

Cui Z, Shah S, Yan L, Pan Y, Gao A, Shi X, et al. Effect of a school-based peer education intervention on physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Chinese adolescents: a pilot study. BMJ open. 2012;2(3).

Shah S, Patching van der Sluijs C, Lagleva M, Pesle A, Lim KS, Bittar H, Dibley M.A partnership for health - working with schools to promote healthy lifestyle. Australian Family Physician. 2011;40(12):1011-3.


Presentations

Local meetings

  • Shah S. The SALSA Program. Steering Committee and Prevention Alliance Joint Meeting, Western Sydney Diabetes, Park Royal, Parramatta, Wednesday 26 October 2016
  • Shah S, Schofield K, Molinari I. The SALSA Program and Healthy Eating Habits. Blacktown Network of Faith Communities, Sant Nirankari Community Centre, Glendenning, Saturday 22 October, 2016
  • Foley B, Menolotto, B (Year 12 Rooty Hill high School Student), Students influencing change: Students As LifeStyle Activists (SALSA). Youth Health Forum, Lorimer Dods Lecture Theatre, Children’s Hospital at Westmead. 24 August, 2016
  • Shah S, Schofield K. SALSA and Reaching Families. Blacktown Girls’ High School P&C Meeting, 24 August 2016
  • Foley B. Science Week Panel Women in Science Australia. University of Sydney, 18 August, 2016
  • Shah S, Foley B. Promoting health and wellbeing in teens: Triple A and SALSA. Monday, 15 August, 2016, The Don Nutbeam Show by WSLHD and Friends (an integrated health showcase) Blacktown Hospital.
  • Shah S, Schofield K. SALSA Students As LifeStyle Activists. Western Sydney Principals’ Meeting, 29 July, 2016, Nirimba Education Precinct, Quakers Hill
  • Shah S, Foley B. The SALSA Program. Department of Dietetics Journal Club, westmed Hospital, 28 July, 2016
  • Foley B, Shrewsbury V, Shah S. Can student-led empowerment influence lifestyle behaviours in adolescents? Translation and Innovation. 21 July 2016, Lifespan Research Day, New Law School Lecture Theatre, University of Sydney.
  • Foley B. Stretch Break. Workplace Health Node Launch, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney. 21 April, 2016
  • Foley B. Living with Diabetes. WHO Collaborating Centre on Physical Activity, Nutrition & Obesity and the Charles Perkins Centre. Media interviews with SBS, Channel 10 and Channel 7, aired on 7 April 2016.
  • Shah S. SALSA Students As LifeStyle Activists. Western Sydney Diabetes Prevention Initiative Consumer Forum, Brief Summary, 23 March 2016, Blacktown City Council
  • Shah S. Making a Difference: SALSA in western Sydney high schools. GP Leaders Dinner, WentWest, Wednesday 24th February, Courtney’s Brasserie, Parramatta
  • Bonnefin A, Hayes A, Shrewsbury V,Shah S. A cost evaluation of the SALSA program. School of Public Health's Research Presentation Day, 28th September 2015, University of Sydney.
  • Shah S, Bonnefin A, Hillery C. The SALSA Program. Centre for Population Health Monthly Meeting, Western Sydney Local Health District, 23rd June 2015, Parramatta
  • Shah S, Hillery C, Andrew A, The SALSA Program, Western Sydney Principals meeting, May 2015, Wyndam College, Quakers Hill
  • Shah S, Hillery C, Andrew A, The SALSA Program, Western Sydney Deputy Principals meeting, June 2015, Chifley College, Mt Druitt
  • Shah S, Andrew A. The SALSA Program 2013-15. Western Sydney Diabetes Prevention and Management Initiative Steering Committee Meeting, 18th November 2014, Blacktown.
  • Shah S. The SALSA Program 2013-15. Westmead Allied Health visit to Cumberland Campus, 21st October 2014, University of Sydney.
  • Shah S, Andrew A. The SALSA Program 2013-15. Western Sydney Prevention Alliance Meeting, 15th October 2014, Blacktown.
  • Shah S, Shrewsbury VA. The SALSA Project 2014-15. CHOMPERs meeting, 16th September 2014, Westmead.
  • Andrew A, Shah S. Extending the SALSA program to families: a qualitative study. Children’s Hospital Obesity Metabolism and Energy Researchers Meeting (CHOMPERs), 24th June 2014, Westmead.
  • Shah S, Andrew A. Does the peer-led SALSA program change students' behaviour? Research and Education Network meeting, 13 February 2014, Westmead Hospital.

Conference presentations

  • Foley B, Shrewsbury V, Flood V, Hardy L, Shah S. High School Students Improve Health-Related Behaviours Through Educating Their Peers. Australian Association of Adolescent Health, 6-7 July 2017, Sydney.
  • Shah S, Foley B. Empowering education; changing students’ eating behaviours. Home Economics Institute of Australia Conference, 21 March 2017, Ryde.
  • Foley B, et al. Teens improve food beverage and physical activity behaviours through educating their peers. World Congress on Public Health, 06 April 2017, Melbourne.
  • Shah S et al. Peer-led education in high schools influences lifestyle behaviours in students. World Congress on Public Health, 03 April 2017, Melbourne.
  • Baines J, Shah S, Schofield K, Foley, B. Student leaders driving lifestyle change. PDHPE Teachers’ Association Annual Conference, 14-15 October, 2016, Newcastle
  • Shah S, Foley B, Shrewsbury, Bonnefin A, Byth K and the SALSA Advisory Committee. The Impact of the SALSA Program in High Schools in Western Sydney. Public Health Association of Australia, 18 – 22 September 2016, Alice Springs, Northern Territory. (poster)
  • Shah S, Foley B, Shrewsbury V, Bonnefin A, Byth K and the SALSA Advisory Committee. The Impact of the SALSA Program in High Schools in Western Sydney. Westmead Hospital Week, 24 – 26 August 2016, Westmead, New South Wales
  • Shah S, Foley B, Shrewsbury, Bonnefin A, Byth K and the SALSA Advisory Committee.The Impact of the SALSA Program in High Schools in Western Sydney. Primary Health Care Research Conference, 8-9 June 2016, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
  • Bonnefin, A, Venchiarutti R, Foley B, Shrewsbury V, Shah S. Improved health behaviors and intentions in secondary school students: The SALSA program. Australian Health Promotion Association, 19 - 22 June 2016, Perth, Western Australia
  • Venchiarutti RL, Shrewsbury VA, Bonnefin AJ, Steinbeck KS, Hardy LL, Flood VM, Baur LA, Shah S. Socio-economic Patterns In Adolescents' Dietary And Physical Activity Behaviors And Intentions. 13th International Congress on Obesity (ICO), 1-4th May 2016, Vancouver. (poster)
  • Shrewsbury VA, Venchiarutti RL, Bonnefin A, Steinbeck KS, Hardy LL, Shah S. Socio-economic patterns in adolescents’ diet and physical activity behaviors and intentions. Society for Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Annual Meeting, March 9-12 2016, Washington DC (poster)
  • Shah S, Shrewsbury VA, Andrew A, van der Sluijs CP, Steinbeck KS, Hardy LL. Adolescents’ lifestyle behaviours in Western Sydney, Primary Health Care Research Conference, 29th–31st July 2015, Adelaide.
  • Shrewsbury VA, Hayes A, Bonnefin A, Venchiarutti R, Hardy L, Shah S. A Cost Evaluation of the SALSA Program. Australian New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) Annual Scientific Meeting, 15th-17th October 2015 (poster)
  • Shrewsbury V, Wu MH, Andrew A, Patching C, Hillery C, Pesle A, Lim KS, Hardy L, Flood V, Steinbeck K, Shah S. A snapshot of Year 10 SALSA Peer Leaders’ lifestyle behaviours. The Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, 26-28th November 2014, Hobart. (poster)
  • Shrewsbury VA, Andrew A, van der Sluijs CP, Steinbeck KS, Hardy LL, Shah S. Healthy lifestyle behaviours and intentions in adolescents from Western Sydney. Australian New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) Annual Scientific Meeting held in conjunction with the Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association (ALMA), 16-18th October 2014, Sydney. (poster)
  • Andrew A, Patching van der Sluijs C, Lim KS, Pesle A, Shah S. Potential strategies for SALSA program messages to reach families: a qualitative study. 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference , Program and Abstracts p 143, 23-25th July 2014, Canberra. (oral)
  • Shrewsbury V, Wu MH, Andrew A, Patching C, Hillery C, Pesle A, Lim KS, Hardy L, Flood V, Steinbeck K, Shah S. A snapshot of Year 10 SALSA Peer Leaders’ lifestyle behaviours. Westmead Association Hospital Week 2014 Research Symposium, 29th August 2014, Sydney (poster).

Media coverage

  • Intouch, Newsletter of the Public Health Association of Australia, Young people leading the way in preventing non-communicable diseases, B Foley, April 2017, Vol 42, No 20
  • The Pulse, Shakespeare’s Hamlet inspires healthy eating, August Edition 1
    [http://www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Information-for-Media/Pulse-Newsletter]
  • This Week in PHC, Peer influence motivates university students to embrace award-winning SALSA program, 7 July 2016 [http://www.phcris.org.au/news/newsfeed/2016/july/salsa.php?promoid=858&mid=39&stype=twiphc&linkid=119460]
  • Mt Druitt Standard, Teens Shine, Students As Lifestyle Activists program a big hit, 1 June, 2016
  • Bite Magazine, Sydney teens are hooked on sugary drinks, 16 May 2016
  • Blacktown Advocate, Western Sydney teens being educated on drinking too many sugar-packed drinks, 24 May 2016. [http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/western-sydney-teens-being-educated-on-drinking-too-many-sugarpacked-drinks/news-story/33553426ff4a26c3798536ee2bd27587]
  • FBi Youth Radio: Headspace segment, The SALSA Program and mental health, B Foley, 10am, April 28th 2016
  • WSLHD Research & Education Network News: Data shows SALSA is making the right moves with our teenagers, Vol 2 Issue 3 December 2015
  • AMA website: Dr Kean-Seng Lim awarded GP of the year. 24th September 2015. Available at: [https://ama.com.au/gp-network-news/dr-kean-seng-lim-awarded-gp-year].
  • The Blacktown Sun: Canteen Kids find recipe for success. September 1, 2015
  • Mt Druitt-St Marys Standard: Rooty Hill High School students create healthy canteen options. September 1, 2015
  • The Daily Telegraph: Teens Salsa for Healthier Life. 18th June 2015.
  • The NSW Doctor: Healthy Lifestyle Program Wins Trifecta, Australian Medical Association NSW, Vol. 6, No. 10, Dec 2014 - Jan 2015: 21.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald: GPs and patients under threat when health care is driven by cost. 3rd December 2014.
  • Blacktown Sun: Students learn about healthy eating 15 December 2014
  • Blacktown Sun: Program's success brings expansion 15 December 2014
  • Blacktown Advocate. Awards go to quality projects promoting good health. 23 October 2014.
quality awards
  • Parramatta Advertiser. Peer pressure to live better lives: Teen healthy eating program awarded. 23 October 2014, p. 89
parramatta advert
  • The Hills Shire Times. Gongs for our Health Heroes. 26 August 2014, p.28.
Hills article


A snapshot of year 10 students' lifestyle behaviours - PDF