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Table 1 A summary of the WAVES study intervention components implemented with Year 2 (aged 6-7 years) in primary schools

From: Process evaluation results of a cluster randomised controlled childhood obesity prevention trial: the WAVES study

Intervention component Brief description Delivered by Delivery frequency
Physical activity (PA) Incorporate 30 min of additional physical activity into the school day Class teachers / Teaching assistants Daily
Cooking workshop (CW) Interactive cooking workshops with children and parents focusing on breakfast, lunch and dinner. Key messages to reduce fat, salt and sugar intake and increase fruit, vegetable and fibre intake School staff Once a term
Villa Vitality (VV) A healthy lifestyle activity programme run by Aston Villa Football Club (AVFC;). Three sessions (two at the club six weeks apart) and one in school. Teachers were also asked to promote weekly lifestyle challenges for the children to complete at home Villa Vitality staff and school staff 3 sessions delivered over one term
Signposting Distribute two signposting information sheets directing children and their families to local physical activity opportunities Class teachers At the start of the intervention year