Be part of a new research study, that looks at the important contribution of food and nutrition to health and wellbeing.
Health and wellbeing are more important than ever, and the contribution of dietary and culinary factors is an emerging area of interest.
Teachers are key individuals within the school environment and it's important to identify ways to support their health and wellbeing.
Our research aims to test a screening tool to assess the contribution of food and nutrition factors to teacher health and wellbeing.
Why is the research being done?
The purpose of the research is to validate a questionnaire for the assessment of food and nutrition related health and wellbeing in schoolteachers.
Previous research in teacher health and wellbeing is limited in its consideration of food and nutrition related factors and their potential contribution to an individual’s overall health and wellbeing.
The purpose of developing a questionnaire to measure this is to ensure it is suitable for use among teachers and to assess its ability to screen the food and nutrition related health and wellbeing for this population.
Who can participate in the research study/trial?
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have access to the internet
- Be either, currently teaching (employed as a classroom teacher) within an Australian Primary or Secondary school OR be enrolled in an undergraduate training education degree from an Australian University with the intent of becoming a teacher at either the primary or secondary school level, and be in the final year of their teacher training.
What will study participants be asked to do? What does the study involve?
If you agree to participate, you will be asked to complete two surveys, a fortnight apart.
These surveys aim to:
- Screen food and nutrition factors (such as your meal sharing practices at school and home, intake of fruits and vegetables, and your food skills confidence)
- Understand how these factors contribute to (or impact on measures of) general health and personal wellbeing.
Upon completion of the first survey, the second survey will be emailed to you two weeks (a fortnight) later, to the email you have provided.
Each questionnaire is estimated to take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete, with the additional usability questions in the first survey only, proposed to take an additional 5 minutes.
A summary of the two surveys is outlined in the Participant Information Sheet.
How to participate
Before you agree to participate, please read this Participant Information Statement in its entirety and be sure you understand all the information provided.
If you would like to participate, please click the button below to complete the first survey.
An email with the second survey link will then be sent to your identified email address a fortnight after you completed the first survey, with a fortnight allowed to complete the survey.
Please know that a reminder email will be sent to those with incomplete responses only on day 5, day 8 and the morning of day 12. As this information sheet is provided in an electronic form, you are encouraged to retain a copy for your reference.
Completion and submission of the survey will be taken as your implied consent to participate.