Good for Kids. Good for Life.
Good for Kids. Good for Life. is Australia's largest ever program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for children aged up to 15 years.
The program operates in the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast regions of New South Wales, Australia, implemented by Hunter New England Area Health Service.
Good for Kids is a demonstration program, as part of the NSW Government's Live Life Well campaign. Phase one of the program ends in 2010. Findings from the program will eventually be applied state-wide.
The program brings together a variety of agencies, community organisations and industry to explore the effectiveness of a range of intervention strategies aimed at making it easier for kids to be active and to eat well. The program results will help to determine best practice in the area of childhood obesity prevention.
There is a specific focus on improving the health of Aboriginal children. The program has included consultation with Aboriginal communities across the region to determine the best and most culturally appropriate ways of reaching Aboriginal families with health messages.
To learn more about the program, or register your feedback, contact our free information line on 1300 657 197, or click here to send us an email.
To view current and previous editions of the Good for Kids Newsletter, click here.