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Take the challenge
Take the challenge is a nutrition and physical activity program designed for teachers to engage their students in healthy lifestyle behaviours.
Classes 'virtually travel' through a selected route, throughout Western Australia, by participating in physical activity and healthy lifestyle lessons relating to key messages. Classes can Take the challenge as part of an engaging annual competition coordinated by regional population health units or can be used by teachers as a general resource at any time.
The program aims to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours by:
- developing an understanding of the importance of regular physical activity, eating healthy food and drinking water
- developing their decision making skills
- fostering positive attitudes and behaviours that can inform and enhance the quality of their own and others' lives
- involving parents and the community to reinforce the messages.
Funded by Healthway, the program is the result of collaboration between WA Country Health Services, the Education sector, Diabetes WA, Cancer Council, WA School Canteen Association, Food Bank, WA Health Promoting Schools Association and the Heart Foundation.
South Metropolitan Area Health Service abstract
For more information contact:
School nurse or regional health promotion staff
Kimberley Population Health Unit, Gascoyne Population Health Unit, Wheatbelt Population Health Unit, Pilbara Population Health Unit, Goldfields Population Health Unit (2011)
Take the challenge.
Retrieved 2011 from http://www.det.wa.edu.au/curriculumsupport/physicalactivity/detcms/navigation/teaching-and-learning-support/take-the-challenge/?oid=Article-id-11480112
The Take the challenge resource package includes:
- a teacher lesson book, with lessons integrated across all learning areas
- a CD that complements the lesson book
- seven maps with additional information that supports society and the environment and science learning areas
- student stickers and certificates.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract