What is PEACH?
PEACH stands for Personal and Environmental Associations with Children’s Health.
The aim of the PEACH Project is to better understand the health behaviour choices that young people make and how these are influenced by the physical environment around them. To do this we are working with approximately 1200 pupils from across Bristol looking at their physical activity patterns to investigate when they are at their most (and least) active and, importantly, where they are during these times.
The project is currently in the process of expanding to incorporate a range of eating behaviour measures designed to provide a greater understanding of how everyday environments impact upon the dietary decisions that young people make.
Will my child’s details be seen by, or available to anyone outside of the research team?
No, all pupils are given a unique identity number under which all their details are stored. This ensures that no information can be linked to any individual on the project.
The light on the accelerometer (the red belt) has stopped flashing, is it broken?
No this is supposed to happen, it means that the monitor has started recording activity levels.
How can I find out results from the project?
Please provide your address in the space provided at the end of the parental questionnaire and we will ensure that you are included on our mailing list to keep you up to date with any developments and key results as soon as they become available. If you have already returned your questionnaire and did not supply your address but would like to be kept informed of results and developments please write to Pippa or Laura (address on ‘contact us’ page) with your address and the name and school of your participating child and we will ensure that you are put onto our mailing list.
Any other questions?
If you have any other questions about the study, please contact us.