Project Outline:

three kidsChildren’s daily physical activity and screen time behaviours have wide-ranging impacts on their physical and psychosocial health, school performance and wellbeing.

Around half a million children attend Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) every week. Thus, OSHC is an ideal setting to positively influence the daily activity patterns of Australia children, at a formative stage of their lives.

We work with government and industry to lift the standards of physical activity and screen time offerings in OSHC. We are conducting a major implementation trial across three states (SA, WA and NSW), followed by a national dissemination study.

Principal Investigators:

  • Profesor Carol Maher
  • Dr Rachel Curtis
  • Professor Svetlana Bagomilova
  • Hayley Christian
  • Professor Anthony D Okely
  • Dr Nicole Nathan
  • Rebecca M Stanley
  • L Wolfenden
  • Associate Professor Lucy LEwis
  • Rachel Milte
  • Dr Dylan Cliff
  • RR Rosenkranz

Our partner and collaborators:

  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Western Australia
  • Flinders University
  • University of Wollongong
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • SA Department for Education
  • Healthway
  • Hunter New England Local Health District
  • The Australian Children’s Education and Carol Quality Authority
  • National Outside School Hours Services Alliance
  • Outside School Hours Council of Australia
  • YMCA
  • Big Fat Smiles