Sentinel Site for Obesity Prevention Report 4: Physical Activity 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 4 presents the baseline findings related to physical and sedentary activities of children and adolescents from the three demonstration projects. The report includes organised physical activity and sport, outdoor play time, active transport and time spent watching television or playing computer and electronic games. Important findings include that most children are sufficiently active, although many spend long periods watching television or other screen-based entertainment. There was also an association of physical activity and screen time levels with both gender and socio-economic status.
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
Adolescent Behaviours, Attitudes and Knowledge Questionnaire