The statistics on childhood overweight & obesity are not good – there’s overwhelming evidence from across the globe everyday about increasing levels of childhood inactivity.
From 2016 to 2020 the ACT Chief Health Officer’s report showed that the percentage of children achieving the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day increased from 19% to 22.1%. However, the statistic that 1 in 4 kids aged 5 to 17 years old were overweight or obese has stayed stagnant.
Nationally, the 2007-08 Health Survey results indicate that 24.9% of children aged 5 – 17 years are overweight or obese. 25.8% of boys and 24.0% of girls are in the overweight or obese category.
So our approach to educate & inspire activity & healthy eating is a strategic one, which acknowledges local & international evidence, applies best practice program & campaign delivery, evaluates outcomes & makes continuous improvement in our delivery, complies with & leverages the strategic direction & framework of Government and engages with like minded Business & Community Partners.