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The Eat Well Be Active (EWBA) community programs in South Australia (SA) aimed to increase healthy eating and physical activity behaviours in young people from birth to 18 years. The aim was to also address both environmental and individual barriers to healthy eating and physical activity.
The key target audience were Aboriginal mothers and their new born babies. A multi-strategy community development approach was adopted in two communities, Morphett Vale (metropolitan) and Murray Bridge (rural).
The program coordinators worked in partnership with a variety of sectors in these two communities such as:
A comprehensive evaluation was conducted which included a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods. These community programs were part of the Eat well be active SA Strategy 2011-2016.
Health Promotion Branch
Department of Health
Level 4, 11 Hindmarsh Square
Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: (08) 8226 6329
Fax: (08) 8226 6133