Table 2: The 12 teacher survey outcomes grouped into three categories, assessing child exposure, teacher skills and attitudes, and teacher knowledge, the individual items contributing to each score and the response for each item.

Category score Items in each scoreNo. of itemsResponse

Child exposure
Healthy eating (HE)Classroom lessons about HE;
homework about HE;
HE embedded into curriculum in 2005 or 2009;
HE is a priority in this school.
4Not used, less than once a term, once a term; weekly; daily
None, little, some, a lot
Strongly agree; agree; not sure; disagree; Strongly disagree
Fruit and vegetablesFruit and vegetable cooking sessions;
fruit and vegetable tastings;
growing fruit/vegetable;
visits to fruit/vegetable growers;
fruit/vegetable breaks.
5Not used, less than once a term, once a term; weekly; daily
Physical activity (PA)Teaching fundamental movement skills;
PA during class;
homework based on PA;
PA used in curriculum in 2005 or 2009;
PA used to teach other areas of curriculum in 2005 or 2009;
PA is a priority in this school;
enough facilities to encourage kids to be active at break times;
school offers wide variety of physical activities.
8Not used, less than once a term, once a term; weekly; daily
None, little, some, a lot
Strongly agree; agree; not sure; disagree; strongly disagree
WaterEncouraging water bottles.1Not used, less than once a term, once a term; weekly; daily

Teacher skills/attitude
Healthy eating Have HE training or expertise;
(Received HE professional development in 2004-2005)#;
HE training 2006 and 2007;
HE training 2008 and 2009;
HE programs or resources used in 2005 or 2009.
4#None, little, some, a lot
Yes, no
Fruit and vegetablesMotivated to teach students the importance of eating fruit and vegetable every day;
unsure of my ability to teach students the importance of eating fruit and vegetable;* 
encouraging kids to eat fruit and vegetables is the responsibility of the family;* 
little support from external organisations to promote fruit and vegetable in 2005/2009;* 
kids who eat more fruit and vegetable behave better;
important for teachers to role model eating fruit and vegetable.
6Strongly agree; agree; not sure; disagree; strongly disagree
Physical activityPA training or expertise;
(PA professional development in 2004-2005)#:
PA training 2006 and 2007;
PA training 2008 and 2009;
used PA programs or resources in 2005/2009;
active lunch time play is important;
not important for teachers to role model being physically active*;
it is better for students to walk or cycle to school;
little support from external professionals to promote PA in 2005/2009’*; 
confident in ability to include PA opportunities for kids in the classroom.
9#None, little, some, a lot
Yes, no
Strongly agree; agree; not sure; disagree; strongly disagree
School environmentSchool encourages its PA facilities to be used by the wider community.1Strongly agree; agree; not sure; disagree; strongly disagree

Teacher knowledge
FruitServes of fruit a primary school-aged child needs daily.1Select from <1, 1-2, 3–5, >5, unsure
VegetablesServes of vegetables a primary school-aged child needs daily.1Select from <1, 1-2, 3–5, >5, unsure
Physical ActivityMinutes of PA needed daily by primary school-aged child.1None, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, unsure
TelevisionMaximum daily screen time recommended for children.11 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours, unsure

“HE PD/PA training in 2004-2005” item only collected at baseline, replaced by two items covering 2006/7 and 2008/9 in reliability study, thus one less item in each score at baseline.
*Items reverse scored.
HE: healthy eating.
PA: physical activity.