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UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care
Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health

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Evaluation of the Change for Life programme

We were commissioned by the Department of Health to evaluate the impact, on parental attitudes and child behaviours, of the Change for Life programme. We recruited parents of children from 40 primary schools across England to participate, and families were then randomised to receive Change for Life materials or not. We found that receiving Change for Life materials resulted in greater awareness of the campaign but there was little impact on attitudes or behaviour.

Principal investigator: Dr Helen Croker

Contact: Helen Croker (helen.croker[at]ucl.ac.uk)