Funding for this research was provided by:
Medical Research Council (MR/K006665/1)
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Received: 11 April 2018
Accepted: 1 March 2019
First Online: 13 March 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: A favourable opinion from the North West – Haydock Research Ethics Committee was obtained in advance of the study (reference 16/NW/0880 IRAS 213709), alongside relevant management approvals from the Health Research Authority and individual NHS sites. Informed written consent was obtained from all interviewees prior to the interviews, including consent to be audio recorded. Potential participants were informed of the voluntary nature of the study and had at least 24 h to consider taking part. Efforts were made to create a safe place for sharing experiences in both interviews and focus groups. For the quantitative analysis, ethical approval was obtained from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health Ethical Review Committee at the University of Manchester. Parents had the option to opt their children out of the weighing and measuring process in each year of the programme. Only anonymised weight and height data were used for the purposes of this research, therefore, additional consent was not required.
: Consent forms signed by all focus group and interview participants covered the release of summary findings and details of individual responses from this study. No individual consent was pursued for the release of quantitative child measurement data, as this is not presented at the individual level.
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