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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:
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
The Take the challenge resource package includes:
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