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The Be active eat well project was a community-based initiative designed to provide the opportunity, resources and support to build a community's capacity to promote healthy eating and physical activity.
The project aimed to promote healthy eating and physical activity behaviours and reduce unhealthy weight gain in children aged 4-12 years in the rural Victorian town of Colac. The Colac project was successful in reducing unhealthy increases in children's weight and waist measurement. This was the first such evidence that whole-of-community programs in Australia can have an impact on unhealthy weight gain in primary school children.
Abstract adapted from Victoria Government: Go for your life