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Information for primary schools

Why was our school selected?

Your school was randomly selected from the ‘Get Information About Schools’ database which is a Department for Education register of schools.

What is expected of my school?

The study will not place a heavy burden on your school. The role of your school is to disseminate to parents/caregivers the study information that we will provide you with. We have sent you a letter and a researcher from NatCen Social Research will phone you to provide an overview of the study and answer any questions you may have.

If you agree for your school to take part in this study and your school is selected, you will be provided with information to send to parents/caregivers. This information will provide them with an overview of the study and will provide details for how to contact the research team.

You can send this information to parents/caregivers in whichever way you choose to e.g. as part of a mailing list or a school newsletter.

Does my school have to take part?

No. It is entirely up to you whether you would like your school to take part in this study. Your school will be able to withdraw from the study at any time and without reason.

What if I can’t/don’t want to take part?

You do not have to take part in the study. If you don’t or if you can’t, for whatever reason, please let us know to avoid us contacting you again.

Are there are risks involved?

There are no anticipated risks to your school, or to the parents/caregivers and children in taking part in this study.

What are the benefits?

If you agree to help us and your school is selected, we will provide your school with a £150 book voucher in appreciation of your time commitment. You will also receive accreditation for participating in the study and receive a logo that you can put on your school website.

Families taking part will also be provided with a £30 Love2Shop voucher which can be spent at many online and high street shops. At the end of the study they will also receive some top tips about children’s eating.

Is the study confidential?

Yes. All data collected from children and families will remain anonymous and confidential and will not be shared beyond the Research team. The data will be used for statistical and research purposes only.