Healthy Eats is an innovative program from Life Ed Qld focused on increasing fruit and veg consumption in primary school aged kids.
Now in its fourth year, Healthy Eats has expanded beyond Northern Queensland to include schools in the Ipswich and surrounding communities, as well as parts of the Northern Gold Coast/Southern Logan and Wide Bay areas.
Facilitated by Life Ed Qld’s Community Development Officers and spanning the full school year, Healthy Eats is a contemporary program that works with schools, parents and community partners, to provide a whole school, place-based approach to healthy eating.
Healthy Eats aims to empower children to make healthier food choices now and throughout their lives. Enquire today about becoming a Healthy Eats school.
Recently Healthy Eats underwent an evaluation by Griffith University Social Marketing to understand the impact the program has had on students and schools who have participated.
Implementation of Healthy Eats within schools:
In summary, participation in the Healthy Eats program had a substantial positive effect on the healthy eating environment in some schools, which was observed particularly in those schools that pursued Healthy Eats accreditation.