Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Conference

Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Conference
Northern NSW Local Health District Health Promotion is hosted a professional learning day for primary teachers about physical activity and healthy eating in September 2014.

This one day professional learning opportunity supports the implementation of Live Life Well at School, an initiative that promotes physical activity and healthy eating in primary schools.
Roughly half of children aged 5 – 12 years meet the recommendations for 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day and limiting their recreational screen time to two hours per day, while 44 % have enough vegetables

Anna Huddy, Program Coordinator in Health Promotion said the Conference is a collaboration between the NSW Department of Education and Communities and the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation – a national professional association representing people, who work in the areas of Health Education, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport Dance and Community Fitness or Movement.

“We are expecting 75 teachers to attend, representing 75 primary schools in our region. Some have travelled many hundreds of kilometres to be here” Ms Huddy said.

“Primary Schools have an important role as behaviours learnt in the early years will often carry on in to adulthood and their support strengthens the role that families play.”

“Roughly half of children aged 5 – 12 years meet the recommendations for 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day and limiting their recreational screen time to two hours per day, while 44 % have enough vegetables (1 – 1 ½ cups a day).

The Conference will help teachers to develop:
  • Gain skills in the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) content of the K-6 syllabus
  • Have new lesson ideas and whole school program ideas to promote a healthy lifestyle for K-6 students
  • Expand their game sense knowledge and ideas.

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