Journal article

Dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviour among Australian secondary students in 2005

Maree Scully, Helen Dixon, Victoria White, Kerri Beckmann

HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2007

Abstract

The aim of this study was to provide a current assessment of Australian secondary students' self-reported dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviour. This study also examined the relationship between television viewing and students' dietary behaviour. Data are from a cross-sectional survey of 18 486 secondary students in 2005 from all Australian states except Western Australia. Participants reported their usual daily consumption (number of serves) of vegetables and fruit; their weekly consumption of unhealthy/non-core foods including fast food meals, snack foods and high-energy drinks; their engagement in moderate-vigorous physical activity over the previous week; and hours spent usi..

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