The aims of the SPEEDY study are to:
- examine physical activity levels and dietary behaviour in a large population-based sample of British 9–10 year old children, and how they change over the transition to secondary school
- investigate the individual and collective factors associated with (change in) these behaviours
Longitudinal observational study.
Dr Esther van Sluijs – MRC Epidemiology Unit
Professor Simon Griffin – MRC Epidemiology Unit
Field work is completed, on-going processing and data analysis work is focussed on longitudinal and SPEEDY-3 data (linking GPS, accelerometer and GIS data; analysis of dietary data; statistical analysis of determinants of change in physical activity and dietary behaviour).
Unit led study conducted in collaboration with the School of Medicine, University of East Anglia. The Unit is responsible for data management.
SPEEDY data is available upon request.
SPEEDY data is also included in the International Children’s Accelerometry Database (ICAD).