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Register: ANZCTR
Last refreshed on: 22 February 2013
Main ID:  ACTRN12607000385448
Date of registration: 23/07/2007
Primary sponsor: University Deakin University.
Public title: fun ’n healthy in Moreland! A 5-year school-community-based health promotion and obesity prevention study for primary school children. fun ‘n healthy in Moreland!
Scientific title: A 5-year study in primary school children of a multi-strategy, community-based intervention promoting healthy eating and physical activity compared to standard school activities on Body Mass Index (BMI) and quality of life.
Date of first enrolment: 1/10/2004
Target sample size: 3000
Recruitment status: Closed: follow-up continuing
Study type:  Interventional
Study design:  Randomised controlled trial  Parallel
Countries of recruitment
Key inclusion & exclusion criteria
Inclusion criteria: Inclusion for measurement: male and female students in Years prep-6 in selected schools in intervention and comparison areas within the City of Moreland.
Exclusion criteria: Nil

Age minimum: 4 Years
Age maximum: 13 Years
Gender: Both males and females
Health Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied
Childhood overweight and obesity.
Interventions are multiple strategies over 5 years within primary schools and the community to build the community's capacity to promote healthy eating and physical activity with the use of community development workers provided to the schools. Examples include school food policies, improving school food services such as school canteens, school physical activity programs, curriculum on healthy eating and healthy bodies, activities promoting self esteem, playground redesign, and parent and community engagement.
Primary Outcome(s)
Secondary Outcome(s)
Behavioural indicators of healthy eating and physical activity
BMI z-score
Environmental assessments of school and home food and physical activity
Prevalence of overweight and obesity
Quality of Life
Secondary ID(s)
Source(s) of Monetary Support
Department of Human Services (DHS)
Department of Sport and Recreation
Secondary Sponsor(s)
Moreland Community Health Service
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