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Fun 'n' healthy in Moreland was a research project that aimed to develop and implement a school-community based intervention promoting healthy eating choices, increased physical activity levels and improved social health and well being for children and families in the City of Moreland.
Merri Community Health Service and Melbourne University worked in partnership with the local community to address the issue of child overweight and obesity by working closely with school communities to develop multi-level interventions that were based on the WHO Health Promoting Schools Framework. The project included strategies to demonstrate change to the physical, environmental, social, behavioural and financial impacts and outcomes of the interventions.
The specific project objectives were to:
Abstract adapted from Department of Health Victoria and the University of Melbourne
Dr Lisa Gibbs
Fun 'n' Healthy in Moreland