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Mckeen, K., Webb, P. I. & Pearson, P. J. (2009). Building community partnerships to enhance participation in sport and physical activity: tertiary institutions and primary schools. In J. Saunders, C. Hickey & W. Maschette (Eds.), CISC 2006: 13th Commonwealth and International Sports Conference (pp. 89-94). Melbourne, Australia: Artillery Press.


Decreasing levels of physical activity and increasing obesity levels amongst Australian children have received much attention in recent years, with research finding that the prevalence of overweight Australian children and adolescents, almost doubled during the ten year period from 1985-1995. Schools have been identified as one community setting that has the potential to address concerns regarding child physical activity and obesity levels by providing an environment which promotes lifelong physical activity, through both structured and unstructured programs.

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