Web-Survey of Physical Activity and Nutrition – Web-SPAN

Principal Investigator
Linda McCargar

Ron Plotnikoff
Kim Raine
John Spence
Margaret Schwartz

Project Overview
The purpose of this project is to explore behavioural and environmental determinants of obesity and healthy body weights in the adolescent population through a comprehensive web-based survey. Web-SPAN assessed a cohort of 4553 grade seven through ten boys (n=2100) and girls (n=2453) to determine their diet, physical activity, and behavioural patterns.

Time Frame

Funding Agencies
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
New Emerging Team grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism, and Diabetes and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada