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Deadly choices ambassador promotes importance of healthy decisions

Date posted: 28 July 2014

Deadly choices ambassador and former Brisbane Broncos star, Scott Prince spoke at the Mount Isa health expo on Friday, outlining the importance of making healthy choices, using rugby league, and his profile as a sportsman, to inspire Indigenous communities.

The Deadly choices campaign aims to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to make healthier life choices for themselves and their families, such as quitting smoking, eating good food, and exercising regularly.

Prince also visited the community of Normanton, where children and some of the town's Elders were undergoing health checks. 'The (Deadly choices) message is not only focused on the elderly but also starting with the kids so they understand right and wrong things about smoking, drinking, chronic disease and leadership,' he said.

Prince says the Deadly choices program is working as it continues to branch out across Queensland to the areas where it’s most needed.

Source: The North West Star


Last updated: 28 July 2014
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