The Child Health CheckPoint was a one-off physical health assessment offered to the 11-12 year old children in the Growing Up in Australia study, and one of their parents.
As the CheckPoint moved around the country in 2015 and early 2016, children and parents were invited to attend the centre nearest to their home. They spent 3.5 hours in activities assessing their heart and lung health, fitness, strength, vision, diet, activity and more. Up to 25 children and their parents/guardians took part each day, arriving every 15-30 minutes. At the end of the visit parents were given a snapshot summary of their and their child's health.
During the centre visit, children and parents went through a series of short activities at different booths (see below) which were generally interesting and fun to do. Most activities were done one-on-one with a member of our trained research team. You can find out more about what happened at each booth here.