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.
Congratulations to the winners of the Ride Safe to School Week bike drawing competition! We had over 100 entries from Schools across Canberra so to say it was a tough decision was an understatement! But on Friday afternoon our panel independently gave their judgements and it was decided that Zach Beasley from Miles Franklin Primary took out the K-3 section for looking out for his baby sister, and Asherah Foxlee from Giralang Primary for a fabulous drawing and the lovely rhyme to go with it! We will be contacting your schools to arrange the $300 Trek Gift Vouchers to be delivered this week!
Today we farwelled another fantastic PAF intern. Morgan has been with us for the past 4 month while on exchange from Canada and has blown us away with the work she has done on our Workplace Challenge program development! Morgan will be missed, but we always get great enjoyment out of watching our interns go out into the world and watching what they go on to achieve!
Thank you to all the schools and students who took part in our Ride or Walk To School Week Dream Bike competition! We have been overwhelmed by the number and quality of entrants with well over 100 entries!
We will be announcing the winners of the $300 Vouchers to the Trek Bicycle Canberra stores, on Facebook on Friday. So keep an eye out to see if you have won!
The Ride or Walk to School program holds a competition each term, make sure to check in and see what can be won!
To find out more details about the Ride or Walk to School program and the competitions, head to www.paf.org.au
It takes a village to raise a child... and it takes a committed school community with support from Govt & local Community to implement a great active travel program! Thanks & congratulations to all of our Ride or Walk to School stakeholders - the results are in & we couldn't be prouder http://paf.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/RWTS_Evaluation_Final_Report_web.pdf Meegan Fitzharris MLA ACT Government ACT Health Fyshwick Fresh Food Market #IconWater Sportsmans Warehouse Hughes Primary School, ACT ShotClock Espresso
CEO Lucille Bailie getting a blood pressure test at this morning's Preventative Health launch event at the National Arboretum. We're excited about the ACT Government's approach to preventative health & will be joining Min Meegan Fitzharris for the launch of some exciting Ride or Walk to School results tomorrow at Hughes PS. #PreventionIsBetterThanCurewww.paf.org.au