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The Family food patch program aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Tasmanian children and families through better nutrition and physical activity participation.
Using peer education, the program empowers families and local communities by building and mobilising skills in children's nutrition, physical activity and community action.
The program provides training to Family Food Educators, volunteer parents and community members of any age with an interest in children's nutrition and physical activity, who then address the common food and physical activity concerns of parents in their local community.
Common themes addressed by the program include:
Since 2001, training has been provided to 384 parents and community/health workers in 28 different locations throughout Tasmania.
The Family food patch program is delivered in partnership between the Child Health Association of Tasmania, and Population Health, Department of Health and Human Services.
Abstract adapted from Family Food Patch
Family Food Patch Program Manager
PO Box 896
Devonport TAS 7310
Mobile: 0409 405 789