Funding for this research was provided by:
NSW Ministry of Health
National Health and Medical Research Council (APP1132450, APP1128348, APP1150661)
National Heart Foundation of Australia (101175)
Hunter New England Local Health District (N/A)
Received: 16 September 2019
Accepted: 9 October 2019
First Online: 12 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Approval to conduct this study was obtained from Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee (Ref. No. 06/07/26/4.04), University of Newcastle (Ref. No. H-2008-0343), and the NSW Department of Education SERAP (2018247) and was prospectively registered with Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Register 12618001731280. Written informed consent was obtained from all parents of students.
: Not applicable.
: Authors RS, NN, LW, KG, NE, and JW receive salary support from their respective Local Health Districts. Hunter New England Local Health District contributes funding to the project outlined in this protocol. None of these agencies were involved in the peer review of this grant. RS and NN are Associate Editors for BMC Public Health. All other authors declare that they have no competing interests.