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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Take the Challenge

 

Overview

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.

Resources for the program were updated in 2015.

South Metropolitan Area Health Service abstract

Contacts

For more information contact:
School nurse or regional health promotion staff

Email: takethechallenge@health.wa.gov.au

Related publications

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

These resources were produced as part of Take the challenge, 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 (WA), 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 Take the challenge resource package includes:

The resources were produced by the WA Country Health Services.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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Last updated: 28 June 2016
 
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