The researchers would like to thank a number of people who provided help and support at various stages of the DASH Study.
Dame Jocelyn Barrow, Mrs Janet Boateng, Professor Harry Goulbourne, school nurses and MPs for their support in the recruitment of the schools.
The steering group (Professor Kennedy Cruickshank, Professor Kam Bhui, Dr Helen Minnis, Mr Devon Hanson, Dr Maria Jackson, Professor Sally Macintyre, Professor Patrick West, Mrs Catherine Ferrell, Mr Geoff Der) for their support, which is greatly appreciated.
Dr Rory Williams for his invaluable advice regarding the conceptual reasoning and design of the study.
The Survey Assistants and Research Nurses who collected the data.
The teachers, respondents and their parents, without whom the study would not have been possible