Looking for more information? Try one of the links below to learn more about healthy eating and the agencies that promote healthy lifestyles.
LiveLighter is a public education campaign urging Western Australian adults to eat well, be active and maintain a healthy weight. Advertisements take you inside your own body, showing you first-hand the toxic build-up caused by unhealthy choices. Head to the website to learn more about toxic fat and how it increases your risk of chronic disease. Then, use interactive tools to assess your health risk and follow it up by making the most of resources, recipes and expert tips.
It's easy to find ways to get some extra fruit and vegies in your day. Eating plenty of fruit and vegies not only contributes to good health, but also protects against a number of diseases and helps maintain a healthy weight. Most Australians eat only half the amount of fruit and vegies recommended for good health. Adults need to eat at least 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegies each day. The amount children need depends on their age. Here you can find out about the benefits of fruit and vegies, nifty ways to get more fruit and vegies into your day, plus some super simple tasty recipes.
FOODcents is an education program that helps families to achieve a healthy diet and to save money on their grocery shop. The program is based on a simple concept. To have a healthy diet, people should spend most of their food money on the 'eat most' foods and spend least on the 'eat least' foods. The 'eat most' foods are often the cheapest, so using this spending model means more nutritious foods will be purchased and money will be saved.
Cancer Council Western Australia was established in 1958 and has a proud history of reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in our community. It supports organisations to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours such as using sun protection, eating a healthy diet and increasing physical activity.
The Heart Foundation recognises that heart healthy habits are formed in the early years, and aim to work with Australian schools and children to promote healthy eating and physical activity. Information includes teacher resources, Jump Rope for Heart, out of school hours care and more.
WASCA is an independent non-profit organisation, assisting schools of all education systems and community groups to establish and maintain healthy, profitable food services by providing information, advice, resources and training. In partnership with government health and education sectors, non-government health organisations and the business community, the Association contributes to programs designed to improve the health of Western Australian school-aged children and adolescents. WASCA is working closely with the WA Department of Education to support schools to implement and maintain the Healthy Food and Drinks Policy.
Refresh.ED provides professional learning videos and information sheets on key nutrition topics in addition to a large suite of free, high-quality K-10 nutrition teaching materials.
A national program that aims to change the way children approach and think about food. Children are enthusiastically getting their hands dirty and learning how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal food.
WAHPSA advocates and supports a whole school and community approach to health and wellbeing. The Association achieves this through education, coordination and collaboration with school communities and health agencies.
Foodbank WA delivers practical nutrition education and hands on cooking sessions to students across WA through its Food Sensations initiative. Through the School Breakfast Program, Foodbank WA also supplies Western Australian schools with food products to ensure that all children have an equal opportunity to receive a wholesome, nutritious breakfast on a regular basis.
Dental Health Services aim to promote and improve oral health in Western Australia. Teacher resources are available on oral health topics relevant to stages of development.
A Victorian Government website providing health and medical information that is quality assured, reliable, up to date, easy to understand and regularly reviewed.
Schools Plus supports schools in low SES areas to raise funds in a variety of ways including crowdfunding and Smart Giving. If you have a health initiative you want to get off the ground at your school but lack funding, Schools Plus may be able to help.