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Take the challenge



Take the challenge is a fun nutrition and physical activity program designed for teachers to involve 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 a fun annual competition coordinated by regional population health units or can be used by teachers as a general resource at any time.

Take the challenge aims to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours in students in each developmental stage (K-10). The resource endorses a health promoting schools approach and provides teachers with a number of modules which are linked to the health and physical education learning area as well as all curriculum learning areas.

The new Take the challenge classroom resources were funded by Healthway, the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne, Wheatbelt and Goldfields Population Health Units.

The program is proudly supported by the WA Country Health Service, Diabetes WA the Department of Education and WA Health.
Regional coordinators support the implementation of the program in Western Australia. Northern Territory schools are now also delivering the program.

South Metropolitan Area Health Service abstract


For more information about the program contact:
Regional Coordinator (in your area)

Related publications

Western Australian Department of Education (2011)

Take the challenge.

Retrieved 2011 from

Take the challenge is aresource package which includes:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Last updated: 5 November 2013
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