Funding for this research was provided by:
Australian Rotary Health (NA)
National Institutes of Health (1R01HL115485- 01A1)
Australian National Health and Medical Research Council/National Heart Foundation of Australia (APP1045836)
Received: 17 August 2018
Accepted: 7 January 2019
First Online: 18 January 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study received ethical approvals from Deakin University’s Human Research Ethics Committee (2014_289), the Victorian Department of Education and Training (2015_002622) and the Catholic Archdiocese of Sandhurst. Principals of Independent schools gave approval at the school-level and an opt-out process was approved and utilised in this study. All students of approving schools were provided with a plain language statement and opt-out form after a presentation to school children from the research team in class-time. Participants were only required to return a signed opt-out form if they or their parents/guardians did not wish for their child to participate. Children who did not wish to be measured or surveyed did not have to participate, regardless of whether or not they had a signed opt-out form.
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