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Efficacy of a compulsory homework programme for increasing physical activity and improving nutrition in children: a cluster randomised controlled trial

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posted by Research Admin 1 on 16 September 2019

Authors

Scott Duncan
T. Stewart
Julia McPhee
Robert Borotkanics
Kate Prendergast
Caryn Zinn
Kim Meredith-Jones
Rachael W. Taylor
Claire McLachlan
Grant Schofield

Year of Publication

2019

Source

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Volume 16, Article number: 80 (2019)

Publication Type

Journal article

Abstract

This trial evaluates the success of a 'Healthy Homework' initiative designed to get children to engage in healthy behaviour at home. The most successful outcome was an increase in physical activity.

Type of Study

Randomised controlled trial

How to Access

This is an open access article and can be read in free full text at: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-019-0840-3