This is the home base of the Physical Activity Foundation, an Australian health promotion charity with the goal of reducing the impact of sedentary lifestyle diseases in children by teaching them healthy lifestyle habits through the delivery of large scale school and community based intervention programs.
Here we share all our experiences about the hosting of our suite of programs - the Active Kids Challenge, the MOVE IT MOVChallenge profiling the product MOVband, Ride or Walk to School program and the Fruit and Vege pledge.
The view from the window this afternoon. It looks like the Kangas have come to have a run on the Brumbies pitch. Wrong football code fellas. In other news we said farewell to our fabulous intern Jeremy this afternoon. Jeremy has made a stellar contribution across all of our programs. He leaves us early to take up a professional hockey post in the UK. Well done Jeremy.
It is the last day of Winter Walk to School Week today. Here is a big thank you to all the RWTS coordinators (teachers), students, parents and community supporters that made the week such a success. Remember walking, riding, scooting and skateboarding are great ways to build more activity into our kids’ days. Kids need at least 60 minutes a day of physical activity for health. Kids who do regular exercise are more alert and learn more at school. If you are not on the RWTS program, we hope this week has provided you with some inspiration. What are you waiting for? Sign up today! #WWTS2017#PAF#RWTS#Canberrawinter#Winterwalking
Hard to choose the best bit about the Foundation's partnership with Fyshwick Markets - the food glorious food & fresh fruit provided for our events, selfie madness with Marketing Coordinator Ruth, chatting with market regulars Charlie & Hanon.. we love it all & thanks for helping us move a generation! #FyshwickMarketswww.paf.org.au
Kids aren’t always predictable. The 40km/h speed limit around schools gives people driving cars extra time to stop if needed. Also, respect the parking restrictions around the school. Illegally parked cars can restrict the view of other drivers and pedestrians and may making it unsafe for our students. Lastly, at school crossings, stop completely and wait until adults and children have completely crossed the road, whether on foot or bike. Why not park a bit further away from school, buddy up and walk the last part of your trip? Schools, are you sharing the information from Transport Canberra’s Active Travel for Schools safety tip sheets with your school community? https://www.transport.act.gov.au/getting-around/active-travel/active-travel-for-schools/safety-tips
We love part-way drop off. It helps kids get more physical activity and school zones are less congested. Lots of great advice from Transport Canberra about how to do it safely. Change your routine this week during Winter Walk to School Week. #WWTS2017#PAF#RWTS#Canberrawinter#Winterwalking