Welcome to ATLAS (Active Teen Leaders Avoiding Screen-time)
An ARC Discovery Project: Increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour to improve health and wellbeing in adolescent boys from disadvantaged schools
This study will evaluate the Active Teen Leaders Avoiding Screen-time (ATLAS) program, which is a multi-component school-based physical activity and sedentary behaviour intervention for adolescent boys living in low-income communities who are ‘at-risk’ of obesity.
The development of the program was guided by Social Cognitive Theory and Self-Determination Theory. The 8-month intervention will be delivered in two phases including professional learning workshops for teachers and a range of strategies designed to increase students' participation in physical activity and support parents in their attempts to manage their child(ren)'s screen time behaviours.
For enquires about ATLAS please contact Associate Professor David Lubans at:
The University of Newcastle
Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition
Callaghan NSW 2308
Tel: +61 2 49212049
Fax: +61 2 49217407