This section provides information and ideas for encouraging healthy eating and providing physical activity opportunities for primary school aged children. Your child’s primary school years are the best time to continue to develop life-long healthy habits.
Everyone has a role to play to promote the health and wellbeing of children. Within the school it is a combined effort of all the school staff, canteen staff, parents, carers and the wider school community to be positive role models by supporting and promoting healthy eating and physical activity.
Children need a supportive environment to make the right decisions regarding their health. The school provides a perfect opportunity for this, given that children spend a large portion of their day at school.
Parents, carers and the local community are an integral part of school life and can greatly contribute to the health and wellbeing of students and the school community.
This resource has been developed to improve student health and wellbeing by ensuring the school Parents and Citizens (P&C) or Parents and Friends (P&F) Associations adopt whole school health and physical activity practices to support a health promoting school.
To grow and develop strong minds and bodies, children need opportunities to experience healthy eating and physical activity.
Select the appropriate age of your child for information & resources