Accepted for Publication: August 1, 2011.
Author Contributions:Study concept and design: O’Connor, Steinbeck, Hill, Shah, Kohn, Torvaldsen, and Baur. Acquisition of data: Nguyen, Shrewsbury, O’Connor, Steinbeck, Lee, and Kohn. Analysis and interpretation of data: Nguyen, Steinbeck, Hill, Torvaldsen, and Baur. Drafting of the manuscript: Nguyen, Steinbeck, Lee, Hill, and Baur. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Nguyen, Shrewsbury, O’Connor, Steinbeck, Hill, Shah, Kohn, Torvaldsen, and Baur. Statistical analysis: Shrewsbury and Torvaldsen. Obtained funding: O’Connor, Steinbeck, Hill, Kohn, and Baur. Administrative, technical, and material support: Nguyen, Shrewsbury, O’Connor, Lee, Shah, and Baur. Study supervision: Steinbeck, Hill, and Baur.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: The Loozit RCT is funded by a University of Sydney Research & Development Grant (2006), a bequest of the estate of the late R. T. Hall (2006-2008), Macquarie Bank Foundation (2006-2008), Financial Markets Foundation for Children (2007-2008), and the Heart Foundation of Australia Grant-in-Aid (2009-2010). Dr Shrewsbury is supported by National Health and Medical Research Council Biomedical Postgraduate Scholarship 505009.
Disclaimer: The funding bodies did not have any input into the design and conduct of the study; the collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and the preparation, review, or approval of the original manuscript.
Additional Contributions: We thank the participating adolescents and their parents and caregivers. The Children's Hospital at Westmead Public Relations Department and local schools assisted with recruitment. Jennifer Peat, PhD, and Federica Barzi, PhD, of the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, provided statistical advice. Kate Stevenson, BNutr, Kristy McGregor, BNutr, Michele Casey, BNurs, Susie Burrell, BSc, Kerryn Chisholm, MNutrDiet, Genevieve Dwyer, PhD, and Jessica Finlay, BSportSci, contributed to the development of the study materials.