Sentinel Site for Obesity Prevention Report 3: Dietary Patterns
The Sentinel Site for Obesity Prevention series of reports contain the baseline findings from the three large community-based obesity prevention demonstration projects conducted in the Barwon South-West region of Victoria: Romp & Chomp (Geelong, 0 to 5 year old children), Be Active Eat Well (Colac, 4 to 12 year olds) and It's Your Move (East Geelong / Bellarine, 12 to 18 year olds).
Report 3 presents the baseline findings related to dietary intake of children and adolescents from the three demonstration projects. Important findings include high consumption of energy-dense nutrient-poor snack foods and sweet drinks and low consumption of vegetables. These dietary patterns are likely to be drivers of increasing levels of overweight and obesity.
How to access this resource:
The report is available to download from the professionals' section of the 'Go for Your Life' website, via the following link:
Sentinel Site for Obesity Prevention Reports
The following evaluation tools were used to collect some of the data presented in Sentinel Site report 3:
Young Children's Eating and Activity Survey
Parent Survey - Computer Assisted Telephone Interview
School Child Questionnaire
School Food Checklist
Adolescent Behaviours, Attitudes and Knowledge Questionnaire