The school environment has the potential to impact Non-Communicable Disease-related behavioural change in children and adolescents. Interventions to advance health literacy in children can encourage healthy eating and have long-term implications later in adulthood. Positive feedback from the participants in the formative study suggests that interactive modules including a short film and follow-up interactive activities can be effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle among children and adolescents in schools. Further evaluation of the intervention using a cluster RCT was useful to assess its effectiveness on knowledge and behaviours related to diet and physical activity of school-going adolescents. The findings indicated a positive effect of the intervention on diet and physical activity-related changes in the expected direction.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||15 Mar 2023|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 2023|
- Overweight and Obesity
- Dietary and physical activity knowledge and behaviours