National Secondary Students’ Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey

Project Description

The NaSSDA survey fills a significant gap in existing data in Australia by establishing an ongoing commitment to the monitoring of changes in obesity prevalence, diet and activity, triennially in secondary school students at both a state and national level. 

The study aims to elucidate potential targets for change to feed into program development and evaluation, and provide evidence to inform policy development.

2009/10 NaSSDA research memos:

2012/13 NaSSDA research memos:


2008 - present


Belinda Morley, Maree Scully, Philippa Niven, Melanie Wakefield

Funding Body

State Cancer Councils through Cancer Council Australia, the National Heart Foundation of Australia, and State and Territory Government Health Departments