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Engaging economically disadvantaged adolescent girls in physical activity and healthy eating to improve health and prevent obesity

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • behaviours and enter a transitional period in their lives. Considering the increased prevalence of lifestyle diseases among Australian adults and increases in the prevalence of obesity among young Australians, targetinghealth-promoting behaviours in adolescents is clearly a national priority. Furthermore, rates of obesity are much higher in economically disadvantaged areas, with girls more susceptible to the SES disadvantages. This projecthas the potential to develop a knowledge base and improve the health behaviours of current and future Australians most at risk for the development of lifestyle diseases.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP1092646

Local Award Id


  • 11500

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • behaviours and enter a transitional period in their lives. Considering the increased prevalence of lifestyle diseases among Australian adults and increases in the prevalence of obesity among young Australians, targetinghealth-promoting behaviours in adolescents is clearly a national priority. Furthermore, rates of obesity are much higher in economically disadvantaged areas, with girls more susceptible to the SES disadvantages. This projecthas the potential to develop a knowledge base and improve the health behaviours of current and future Australians most at risk for the development of lifestyle diseases.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP1092646

Local Award Id


  • 11500