National Secondary Students’ Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey

Lead researcher

Belinda Morley, Maree Scully, Philippa Niven, Melanie Wakefield

Years funded
2008 - present

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:

Funding Body

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