Go4Fun aims to improve the health, fitness and self-esteem of children aged 7-13 years who are above a healthy weight. Survey instruments measure changes in diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviour. This Evidence Check analysed 27 validity/repeatability studies and six assessment studies. For dietary intake, the validity was at best moderate, with frequency of intake a better measure than quantity of intake. Questions tended to perform poorly for validation of activity. Sedentary behaviour questions need to differentiate between a range of sedentary activities and screen time. Very few questions have been validated with Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations. Administration is also addressed.
Flood V, Gwynn J, Gifford J, Turner N, Hardy L.