The difference Life Education Queensland makes in school communities
In 2019, Life Education Queensland piloted an exciting new program called Healthy Eats, to encourage children to eat more fruit and veg, and reduce the impact of obesity. Healthy Eats was funded by the Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) and was implemented in collaboration with 19 primary schools in Cairns, Townsville and Mackay regions. The results included:
45% increase in the number of school vegetable gardens, so that more children can now eat fresh fruit and vegetables grown at school.
50% increase in school breakfast programs, so that thousands of children who would have missed out on eating breakfast are now starting the day with nutritious food.
Three school tuck-shops achieved the highest possible rating for compliance with SMART choices, increasing the availability of healthy food in school canteens.
Over a four week challenge, the program increased vegetable consumption among students by 151% above the national average for vegetables consumed at school.
In 2019, Healthy Eats won the award for outstanding collaboration at the national Social Impact Measurement Network Awards (SIMNA), in recognition of Life Education Queensland’s strong community partnerships in the research, design and implementation of the program. Check out the story here.
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