A joint initiative from the NSW Ministry of Health and school sectors in NSW.
Using a whole-school approach to promote healthy eating and physical activity in primary schools.
Health Promotion supports primary school staff, students and their families by providing information, resources and teacher workshops focusing on healthy eating and physical activity to promote wellbeing for primary school students.
In 2022, there are a number of exciting new activities on offer including the Harvest for Health Grant (kitchen garden grants scheme), SWAP IT – a new healthy lunchbox program, the updated Central Coast Healthy School Canteen Award, teacher workshops and more…
Here’s what some of the teachers have said:
Thank you so much for the sports equipment, we really appreciate it! The kids were so excited when it was all brought up tous, we had to get straight outside to use some of it! One of them even said ‘this is the most fun I’ve ever had.”
Teacher, Valley View Public School
I am very excited for all activities that have been offered in the past and eagerly look forward to ongoing workshops. Amazing professional learning.”
School Gardens workshop participant, Term 4 2020
Implementing the SWAP IT program to Brooke Avenue Public School was effortless. Resources were provided such as lesson plans, digital files and large posters to be displayed in each classroom. The impact of the program assisted most families to make healthier changes in their child’s lunchboxes with staff noticing a visible decrease in prepackaged foods being sent to school. The lessons provided had explicit instructions and accompanying resources that linked directly, so staff were happy to implement this as everything was provided with minimal prep time. This program aligned with our Waste Free Wednesdays and our school’s decision to decrease our contributions to landfill. I would highly recommend this program to any school looking to help students’ SWAP it.”
Lauren Johnson, Classroom Teacher, Brooke Avenue Public School
Resources for school kitchen gardens.
Support and professional development for Canteen Managers.
Workshops offered for Central Coast schools.
Stage based classroom resources available for download and hard copy.
Resources available to support families in the transition to big school.
Extra links to healthy eating and physical activity resources.