Table 2

Overview of the measurements:

    Anthropometry and body composition

    PA, nutritional intake and behaviour, media use, sleep duration


Accelerometers, questionnaires*


Food frequency questionnaire*

Waist and hip circumference

Skinfold thickness (triceps, biceps, subscapular,

    Psychosocial health


General health of the child and the family*

Bioelectrical impedance (4-Polar)

Health-related quality of life (HRQOL)*

Signs of Hyperactivity (SDQ)*

    Motor ability

Shuttle run test (aerobic fitness)

    Cognition tests

Balance platform (static balance)

Attention (KHV-VK)

Balance beam (dynamic balance)

Spatial working memory ability (IDS)

Obstacle course (combination)

* evaluated by a total of two questionnaires (one for lifestyle parameters, general and psychosocial health, one food frequency questionnaire)

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