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Tackling childhood obesity

Published 10th September, 2018

Reduce overweight and obesity rates of children by five percentage points by 2025.

Why is this important to the people of NSW?

Children who are above a healthy weight can have psychological, social and health issues. Immediate health problems can include asthma, bone and joint complications, sleep disturbance, with earlier onset of diabetes and heart disease.

Our research tells us that in NSW:

  • 22 per cent of children aged 5-16 years were above a healthy weight
  • only 26 per cent of children were active enough
  • 43 per cent spent more than two hours per day on TV and computer games
  • 45 per cent of children regularly drink sweetened drinks
  • 62 per cent of children eat enough fruit and only five per cent of eat enough vegetables. 

How are we tracking?

So far, our programs have helped stabilise overweight and obesity rates in children in NSW to 21.4 per cent (247,000 children) in 2017.

By June 2025 we will have reduced overweight and obesity rates by five percentage points within 10 years. That means 62,000 more children will be a healthy weight in NSW. 

Programs to tackle childhood obesity

What are we doing?

Helping kids to get active

Parents and guardians can claim up to $100 in vouchers per school child each calendar year to reduce the cost of registration and participation for sport and fitness activities.

The Active Kids initiative aims to get more children and young people participating in physical activity in NSW. Vouchers are not means-tested and are available to every school child wanting to get active through sport and recreation.

Healthy eating in school canteens

The healthy school canteen strategy focuses on increasing the availability of healthy food and drink options in school canteens to make the healthy choice. This includes introducing new simpler canteen guidelines for all of our schools with public schools transitioning over a three-year period (2017-19).

An increasing number of NSW schools are implementing the healthy canteens strategy for the benefit of their students. The map and list below are updated regularly to show the healthy school canteens across NSW.

Healthy school canteens

Source: Department of Education, NSW Health. Last updated: 29th May 2019.

School Date Location
Abermain Public School 21st March, 2019 Abermain
Adamstown Public School 6th December, 2018 Adamstown
Adelong Public School 25th July, 2018 Adelong
Albion Park High School 23rd May, 2019 Albion Park
Albion Park Public School 30th August, 2018 Albion Park
Albion Park Rail Public School 3rd May, 2019 Albion Park
Albury Public School 21st March, 2019 Albury
Aldavilla Public School Yarravel
Alma Public School 4th October, 2018 Broken Hill
Annangrove Public School 7th February, 2019 Annangrove
Anzac Park Public School 18th January, 2019 Cammeray
Ardlethan Central School Ardlethan
Artarmon Public School 29th January, 2019 Artarmon
Ashbury Public School Ashbury
Ashcroft Public School 14th November, 2018 Ashcroft
Ashtonfield Public School Ashtonfield
Austinmer Public School 6th May, 2019 Austinmer
Avoca Beach Public School 2nd July, 2018 Avoca Beach
Balarang Public School 16th April, 2019 Oak Flats
Balgowlah North Public School 18th January, 2019 North Balgowlah
Balgownie Public School 1st May, 2019 Balgownie
Ballina Public School 23rd November, 2018 Ballina
Bangalow Public School 18th September, 2018 Bangalow
Banksia Road Public School 25th February, 2019 Greenacre
Bankstown West Public School 23rd January, 2019 Bankstown
Baradine Central School 16th May, 2019 Baradine
Bardia Public School 14th November, 2018 Bardia
Barnier Public School 9th May, 2019 Quakers Hill
Barnsley Public School 19th January, 2019 Barnsley
Barrenjoey High School 20th March, 2019
Bass Hill Public School 15th November, 2018 Bass Hill
Bateau Bay Public School 1st February, 2019 Bateau Bay
Bathurst South Public School 1st October, 2018 Bathurst
Bathurst West Public School 23rd January, 2019 Bathurst
Batlow Technology School 27th February, 2019 Batlow
Baulkham Hills High School 5th April, 2019 Baulkham Hills
Baulkham Hills North Public School 10th May, 2019 Baulkham Hills
Beaumont Hills Public School 22nd March, 2019 Beaumont Hills
Bega High School 11th February, 2019 Bega
Belair Public School 11th December, 2018 Adamstown
Bella Vista Public School 1st March, 2019 Kellyville
Bellambi Public School 2nd April, 2019 Bellambi
Bellingen High School 21st March, 2019 Bellingen
Bellingen Public School 17th August, 2018 Bellingen
Belmont North Public School 1st February, 2019 Belmont
Belmont Public School 6th September, 2018 Belmont
Berowra Public School 27th February, 2019 Berowra
Berridale Public School 23rd May, 2019 Berridale
Bexhill Public School 1st February, 2019 Bexhill
Bidwill Public School 15th May, 2019 Bidwill
Bilambil Public School Bilambil
Biraban Public School Toronto
Blackett Public School 27th February, 2019 Blackett
Blackheath Public School Blackheath
Blacktown Boys High School 5th April, 2019 Blacktown
Blacktown Girls High School 20th February, 2019 Blacktown
Blacktown South Public School 10th May, 2019 Blacktown
Blairmount Public School 7th May, 2019 Blairmount
Blakebrook Public School 16th January, 2019 Blakebrook
Blayney Public School 19th February, 2019 Blayney
Bligh Park Public School 21st May, 2019 Bligh Park
Blighty Public School 9th May, 2019 Blighty
Bogangar Public School 17th May, 2019 Bogangar
Boggabilla Central School 15th February, 2019 Boggabilla
Boggabri Public School 21st November, 2018 Boggabri
Bolwarra Public School Bolwarra
Bomaderry Public School 3rd August, 2018 Bomaderry
Bombala High School 8th March, 2019 Bombala
Bombala Public School 8th March, 2019 Bombala
Bonnells Bay Public School 16th May, 2019 Bonnells Bay
Bonnyrigg High School 5th April, 2019 Bonnyrigg
Boomi Public School 7th December, 2018 Boomi
Boorowa Central School 28th February, 2019 Boorowa
Bossley Park High School 18th April, 2019 Bossley Park
Bossley Park Public School 4th April, 2019 Bossley Park
Bourke Street Public School 19th February, 2019 Surry Hills
Bowen Public School 5th November, 2018 Orange
Bowral High School 7th November, 2018 Bowral
Bowraville Central School 5th March, 2019 Bowraville
Brisbane Water Secondary College Umina Campus 12th November, 2018
Brisbane Water Secondary College Woy Woy Campus 27th March, 2019 Woy Woy
Brisbania Public School 9th July, 2018 Saratoga
Broken Hill Public School 1st February, 2019 Broken Hill
Broulee Public School Broulee
Brunswick Heads Public School 26th October, 2018 Brunswick Heads
Budgewoi Public School 6th November, 2018 Budgewoi
Bundarra Central School 9th October, 2018 Bundarra
Bungwahl Public School 25th March, 2019 Bungwahl
Burraneer Bay Public School 23rd October, 2018 Cronulla
Burwood Public School Burwood
Byron Bay Public School 26th November, 2018 Byron Bay
Cabramatta West Public School 18th January, 2019 Cabramatta
Caddies Creek Public School 10th May, 2019 Glenwood
Calare Public School 21st September, 2018 Orange
Cambridge Gardens Public School 15th May, 2019 Cambridge Park
Cambridge Park High School 5th April, 2019 Cambridge Park
Cambridge Park Public School 15th May, 2019 Cambridge Park
Camden High School 5th April, 2019 Camden
Cammeray Public School 19th November, 2018 Cammeray
Campbelltown North Public School 14th November, 2018 Campbelltown
Cardiff Public School 13th November, 2018 Cardiff
Cardiff South Public School 16th November, 2018 Cardiff South
Carlingford Public School 26th February, 2019 Carlingford
Casino Public School 4th December, 2018 Casino
Casino West Public School 12th February, 2019 Casino
Cassilis Public School 28th September, 2018 Cassilis
Casula High School 5th April, 2019 Casula
Casula Public School 15th May, 2019 Casula
Caves Beach Public School 11th December, 2018 Caves Beach
Cawdor Public School 28th November, 2018 Camden
Cecil Hills High School 5th April, 2019 Cecil Hills
Centaur Public School 21st May, 2019 Banora Point
Cessnock East Public School Cessnock
Cessnock Public School Cessnock
Chatham Public School 28th September, 2018 Taree
Chatsworth Island Public School 17th October, 2018 Chatsworth
Chertsey Primary School 6th March, 2019 Springfield
Chifley College Bidwill Campus 5th April, 2019 Bidwill
Chifley College Dunheved Campus 5th April, 2019 North St Marys
Chifley College Shalvey Campus 5th April, 2019 Shalvey
Chipping Norton Public School 14th November, 2018 Chipping Norton
Clarence Town Public School 15th May, 2019 Clarence Town
Clemton Park Public School Earlwood
Coffee Camp Public School 1st February, 2019 Coffee Camp
Coffs Harbour High School 14th March, 2019 Coffs Harbour
Coledale Public School 30th August, 2018 Coledale
Colo High School 26th February, 2019 North Richmond
Comboyne Public School 28th February, 2019 Comboyne
Como Public School 3rd May, 2019 Como
Concord West Public School Concord West
Connells Point Public School 1st March, 2019 South Hurstville
Coogee Public School 10th September, 2018 Coogee
Cooma Public School 24th May, 2019 Cooma
Coonabarabran Public School 10th May, 2019 Coonabarabran
Coorabell Public School 13th September, 2018 Coorabell
Copacabana Public School 8th November, 2018 Copacabana
Coraki Public School 5th March, 2019 Coraki
Corindi Public School Corindi Beach
Corrimal East Public School 28th February, 2019 East Corrimal
Corrimal Public School 12th December, 2018 Corrimal
Coutts Crossing Public School 11th December, 2018 Coutts Crossing
Cowper Public School 2nd August, 2018 Cowper
Cowra Public School Cowra
Crabbes Creek Public School 7th November, 2018 Crabbes Creek
Crescent Head Public School 8th March, 2019 Crescent Head
Crestwood Public School 21st May, 2019 Baulkham Hills
Cringila Public School 7th August, 2018 Cringila
Croydon Park Public School 15th February, 2019 Croydon Park
Crystal Creek Public School 14th May, 2019 Crystal Creek
Cudgegong Valley Public School 6th March, 2019 Mudgee
Cudgen Public School 3rd May, 2019 Cudgen
Culburra Public School 5th February, 2019 Culburra Beach
Cumnock Public School 25th February, 2019 Cumnock
Curl Curl North Public School 5th December, 2018 North Curl Curl
Daceyville Public School 7th September, 2018 Daceyville
Dalmeny Public School 15th May, 2019 Prestons
Dapto Public School 1st May, 2019 Horsley
Dawson Public School 10th May, 2019 Dharruk
Deepwater Public School 26th November, 2018 Deepwater
Delegate Public School 11th October, 2018 Delegate
Dobroyd Point Public School Haberfield
Doonside Public School 27th February, 2019 Doonside
Dora Creek Public School Dora Creek
Dubbo College Delroy Campus 2nd May, 2019 Dubbo West
Dubbo College South Campus 15th May, 2019 Dubbo
Dubbo Public School 26th March, 2019 Dubbo
Dubbo South Public School 2nd October, 2018 Dubbo
Dubbo West Public School 29th October, 2018 Dubbo
Dulwich Hill Public School 29th March, 2019 Dulwich Hill
Dungay Public School 6th December, 2018 Dungay
E A Southee Public School Cootamundra
Earlwood Public School 1st February, 2019 Earlwood
East Hills Boys High School 15th February, 2019 Panania
East Hills Girls Technology High School 15th February, 2019 Panania
Eastern Creek Public School Eastern Creek
Eastwood Public School 3rd May, 2019 Eastwood
Ebenezer Public School 18th April, 2019 Ebenezer
Eden Public School 14th May, 2019 Eden
Edward Public School 12th March, 2019 Deniliquin
Eglinton Public School 8th March, 2019 Eglinton
Elderslie High School 20th May, 2019 Elderslie
Eleebana Public School 28th March, 2019 Eleebana
Ellalong Public School 2nd October, 2018 Ellalong
Eltham Public School Eltham
Emerton Public School 27th February, 2019 Emerton
Empire Bay Public School 13th July, 2018 Empire Bay
Enfield Public School Enfield
Epping North Public School North Epping
Epping West Public School Epping
Ettalong Public School 27th September, 2018 Ettalong Beach
Evans River Community School 29th October, 2018 Evans Head
Fairfield Heights Public School 15th May, 2019 Fairfield
Fairvale Public School 15th May, 2019 Fairfield
Falls Creek Public School Falls Creek
Figtree Public School 22nd March, 2019 Figtree
Fisher Road School Dee Why
Five Dock Public School Five Dock
Floraville Public School 3rd April, 2019 Belmont
Forest Hill Public School 14th February, 2019 Forest Hill
Forest Lodge Public School Forest Lodge
Fort Street Public School 14th February, 2019 Sydney
Fowler Road School Merrylands
Franklin Public School 8th March, 2019 Tumut
Freemans Reach Public School 7th November, 2018 Freemans Reach
Garden Suburb Public School 20th February, 2019 Garden Suburb
Georges Hall Public School 21st March, 2019 Georges Hall
Gerringong Public School 13th February, 2019 Gerringong
Gillwinga Public School 13th July, 2018 South Grafton
Girraween Public School 10th May, 2019 Girraween
Glen Innes West Infants School 11th September, 2018 Glen Innes
Glen William Public School 21st March, 2019 Clarence Town
Glendenning Public School 27th February, 2019 Glendenning
Glendore Public School 11th January, 2019 Maryland
Glenfield Public School 15th May, 2019 Glenfield
Glenmore Park Public School 26th April, 2019 Glenmore Park
Glenorie Public School 15th March, 2019 Glenorie
Glenroy Public School 22nd August, 2018 North Albury
Glossodia Public School 26th October, 2018 Glossodia
Gloucester High School 4th April, 2019 Gloucester
Gloucester Public School 21st February, 2019 Gloucester
Gol Gol Public School 7th December, 2018 Gol Gol
Gordon West Public School Pymble
Gorokan Public School 23rd April, 2019 Gorokan
Gosford East Public School 4th October, 2018 East Gosford
Goulburn Public School 26th October, 2018 Goulburn
Goulburn West Public School 16th January, 2019 Goulburn
Grahamstown Public School 13th May, 2019 Raymond Terrace
Granville East Public School 3rd April, 2019 Granville
Grays Point Public School Grays Point
Greta Public School 25th January, 2019 Greta
Griffith High School 5th February, 2019 Griffith
Griffith North Public School 1st April, 2019 Griffith
Guildford West Public School 16th May, 2019 Guildford West
Gulargambone Central School 2nd October, 2018 Gulargambone
Gulmarrad Public School 11th October, 2018 Gulmarrad
Gundagai Public School 2nd November, 2018 Gundagai
Gundagai South Public School 8th May, 2018 South Gundagai
Gunnedah Public School 27th November, 2018 Gunnedah
Gunnedah South Public School 1st February, 2019 Gunnedah
Gunning Public School 30th July, 2018 Gunning
Hallidays Point Public School 13th November, 2018 Diamond Beach
Hambledon Public School 25th March, 2019 Quakers Hill
Hamilton Public School 7th December, 2018 Hamilton
Hamilton South Public School 21st March, 2019 Merewether
Hampden Park Public School Lakemba
Hannans Road Public School Riverwood
Harbord Public School 9th October, 2018 Freshwater
Harcourt Public School Campsie
Harrington Public School 6th February, 2019 Harrington
Harrington Street Public School 15th May, 2019 Cabramatta
Harwood Island Public School 1st February, 2019 Harwood
Hassall Grove Public School 10th May, 2019 Hassall Grove
Hastings Public School Port Macquarie
Hawkesbury High School 26th April, 2019 Freemans Reach
Hayes Park Public School 14th November, 2018 Kanahooka
Heathcote East Public School 19th June, 2018 Heathcote
Heathcote Public School 31st October, 2018 Heathcote
Hebersham Public School 15th May, 2019 Hebersham
Helensburgh Public School Helensburgh
Herons Creek Public School 14th March, 2019 Herons Creek
Hill Top Public School 21st March, 2019 Hill Top
Hillvue Public School 12th September, 2018 Tamworth
Hobartville Public School 8th March, 2019 Hobartville
Holgate Public School 22nd August, 2018 Holgate
Hornsby Heights Public School Hornsby
Hume Public School 3rd April, 2019 Lavington
Hunter School of Performing Arts 11th February, 2019 Broadmeadow
Huskisson Public School Huskisson
Illawarra Sports High School 4th October, 2018 Berkeley
Iluka Public School 29th August, 2018 Iluka
Ingleburn High School 5th April, 2019 Ingleburn
Inverell Public School 26th November, 2018 Inverell
Iona Public School 6th September, 2018 Woodville
Ironbark Ridge Public School 12th February, 2019 Rouse Hill
Irrawang Public School 17th May, 2019 Raymond Terrace
James Erskine Public School 26th February, 2019 Erskine Park
Jamison High School 5th April, 2019 South Penrith
Jesmond Public School 18th January, 2019 Jesmond
Jewells Primary School 13th December, 2018 Jewells
Jindabyne Central School 4th March, 2019 Jindabyne
Jindera Public School 4th March, 2019 Jindera
John Edmondson High School 5th April, 2019 Horningsea Park
John Palmer Public School 6th March, 2019 The Ponds
John Purchase Public School 6th November, 2018 Cherrybrook
John Warby Public School 20th May, 2019 Airds
Kanahooka High School 1st February, 2019 Kanahooka
Kanwal Public School 22nd June, 2018 Kanwal
Kearns Public School 23rd April, 2019 Kearns
Kegworth Public School Leichhardt
Keiraville Public School 15th February, 2019 Keiraville
Kellyville High School 5th November, 2018 Kellyville
Kempsey South Public School Kempsey
Kendall Public School 21st March, 2019 Kendall
Kenthurst Public School 26th February, 2019 Kenthurst
Kentlyn Public School 6th March, 2019 Campbelltown
Khancoban Public School 8th March, 2019 Khancoban
Kiama Public School 1st March, 2019 Kiama
Killara Public School 28th March, 2019 Killara
Kincumber Public School 13th November, 2018 Kincumber
King Street Public School 3rd April, 2019 Singleton
Kings Langley Public School 20th February, 2019 Kings Langley
Kingswood High School 5th April, 2019 Kingswood
Kingswood Park Public School 6th May, 2019 Penrith
Koonawarra Public School 8th March, 2019 Dapto
Kooringal Public School 20th November, 2018 Wagga Wagga
Kororo Public School 6th December, 2018 Korora
Kurrajong East Public School 30th October, 2018 East Kurrajong
Kurrajong Public School 18th April, 2019 Kurrajong
Kurri Kurri Public School 6th March, 2019 Kurri Kurri
Laguna Street Public School 18th April, 2019 Caringbah
Lake Albert Public School 31st August, 2018 Lake Albert
Lakelands Public School 12th February, 2019 Dapto
Lakemba Public School Lakemba
Lambton Public School 14th February, 2019 Lambton
Lansdowne Public School 5th September, 2018 Lansdowne
Lawrence Public School 17th July, 2018 Lawrence
Leeville Public School 8th February, 2019 Leeville
Lennox Head Public School 19th April, 2018 Lennox Head
Lethbridge Park Public School 10th May, 2019 Lethbridge Park
Lilli Pilli Public School 23rd April, 2019 Lilli Pilli
Lisarow High School 30th August, 2018 Lisarow
Lisarow Public School 6th July, 2018 Lisarow
Lismore Heights Public School 6th March, 2019 Lismore Heights
Lismore Public School 17th December, 2018 Lismore
Lismore South Public School 12th December, 2018 South Lismore
Liverpool Public School 15th May, 2019 Liverpool
Liverpool West Public School 15th May, 2019 Liverpool
Long Flat Public School 17th May, 2019 Long Flat
Lurnea High School 5th April, 2019 Lurnea
Lynwood Park Public School 10th May, 2019 Blacktown
Macquarie Fields High School 5th April, 2019 Macquarie Fields
Macquarie Fields Public School 8th November, 2018 Macquarie Fields
Main Arm Upper Public School 12th February, 2019 Upper Main Arm
Manifold Public School 20th November, 2018 Bentley
Manildra Public School 23rd May, 2019 Manildra
Manly Vale Public School 27th March, 2019 Manly Vale
Manly West Public School 17th December, 2018 Balgowlah
Manning Gardens Public School 28th February, 2019 Taree
Marayong Public School 10th May, 2019 Blacktown
Marrickville Public School Marrickville
Maryland Public School 1st February, 2019 Maryland
Mawarra Public School 15th May, 2019 Camden
Mayfield East Public School 13th September, 2018 Mayfield East
Mayrung Public School 15th March, 2019 Deniliquin
McCallums Hill Public School Roselands
Medlow Public School 13th September, 2018 Upper Taylors Arm
Medowie Public School 26th March, 2019 Medowie
Merrylands East Public School 28th March, 2019 Merrylands
Metella Road Public School 10th May, 2019 Toongabbie
Middle Dural Public School Middle Dural
Middle Harbour Public School 18th January, 2019 Mosman
Middleton Grange Public School 15th May, 2019 Middleton Grange
Middleton Public School 14th February, 2019 Parkes
Miller Public School 14th November, 2018 Miller
Millfield Public School 7th November, 2018 Millfield
Milperra Public School 15th November, 2018 Milperra
Milton Public School 4th December, 2018 Milton
Minchinbury Public School 15th May, 2019 Minchinbury
Minmi Public School 19th February, 2019 Minmi
Minnamurra Public School Minnamurra
Mittagong Public School 1st March, 2019 Mittagong
Model Farms High School 5th April, 2019 Baulkham Hills
Molong Central School 21st March, 2019 Molong
Moorebank High School 25th January, 2019 Moorebank
Morpeth Public School 7th February, 2019 Morpeth
Moruya Public School Moruya
Moss Vale High School 24th May, 2019 Moss Vale
Moss Vale Public School 9th August, 2018 Moss Vale
Mount Austin Public School 4th March, 2019 Mount Austin
Mount Colah Public School 7th September, 2018 Mount Colah
Mount Hunter Public School 23rd July, 2018 Camden
Mount Kuring-gai Public School Mount Kuring-gai
Mount Pritchard Public School 15th May, 2019 Mount Pritchard
Mount St Thomas Public School 10th May, 2019 Wollongong
Mount Warrigal Public School 6th March, 2019 Warilla
Mulgoa Public School 29th March, 2019
Mullumbimby Public School 6th November, 2018 Mullumbimby
Murwillumbah Public School 7th May, 2019 Murwillumbah
Muswellbrook Public School 27th February, 2019 Muswellbrook
Muswellbrook South Public School 21st November, 2018 Muswellbrook
Nabiac Public School 10th May, 2019 Nabiac
Nana Glen Public School 30th October, 2018 Nana Glen
Narara Public School 12th July, 2018 Lisarow
Narrabeen North Public School North Narrabeen
Narrabeen Sports High School 9th October, 2018 North Narrabeen
Narwee Public School 16th May, 2019 Narwee
Nemingha Public School 29th October, 2018 Nemingha
Neville Public School 4th May, 2018 Neville
New Lambton South Public School 28th September, 2018 New Lambton
Newbridge Heights Public School 9th May, 2019 Moorebank
Newcastle East Public School 11th February, 2019 Newcastle
Niagara Park Public School 2nd October, 2018 Niagara Park
Normanhurst Boys High School 30th January, 2019 Normanhurst
Normanhurst Public School 18th March, 2019 Normanhurst
North Haven Public School 27th February, 2019 North Haven
North Kellyville Public School 10th May, 2019 Kellyville
North Wagga Public School 2nd August, 2018 Wagga Wagga
Northbridge Public School Northbridge
Northmead Public School 29th March, 2019 Northmead
Noumea Public School 27th February, 2019 Shalvey
Nowra Public School 29th March, 2019 Nowra
Nymboida Public School 1st February, 2019 Nymboida
O'Connell Public School 28th February, 2019 O'connell
Oakhill Drive Public School 25th February, 2019 Castle Hill
Oatlands Public School 26th March, 2019 Oatlands
Oatley Public School 1st March, 2019 Oatley
Ocean Shores Public School 11th December, 2018 Ocean Shores
Old Bar Public School 1st February, 2019 Old Bar
Orange Grove Public School Leichhardt
Orange High School 15th March, 2019 Orange
Orange Public School 5th February, 2019 Orange
Ourimbah Public School 28th August, 2018 Ourimbah
Pacific Palms Public School 5th December, 2018 Boomerang Beach
Pallamallawa Public School 4th December, 2018 Pallamallawa
Parkes Public School 26th February, 2019 Parkes
Parklea Public School 22nd March, 2019 Glenwood
Parkview Public School 10th May, 2019 Leeton
Peakhurst South Public School 16th May, 2019 Peakhurst Heights
Pennant Hills High School 8th February, 2019 Pennant Hills
Penrith South Public School 15th May, 2019 Penrith
Penshurst West Public School 26th March, 2019 Mortdale
Pitt Town Public School 30th January, 2019 Pitt Town
Plumpton High School 5th April, 2019 Plumpton
Plumpton Public School 10th May, 2019 Plumpton
Point Clare Public School 6th November, 2018 Point Clare
Pretty Beach Public School 13th November, 2018 Pretty Beach
Punchbowl Public School Punchbowl
Putney Public School Ryde
Quakers Hill East Public School 10th May, 2019 Acacia Gardens
Quakers Hill High School 5th April, 2019 Quakers Hill
Quirindi High School 29th October, 2018 Quirindi
Quirindi Public School 12th July, 2018 Quirindi
Railway Town Public School 15th May, 2019 Broken Hill
Rainbow Street Public School 28th June, 2018 Randwick
Ramsgate Public School 13th May, 2019 Ramsgate
Rankins Springs Public School 13th September, 2018 Rankins Springs
Red Hill Public School 6th November, 2018 Wagga Wagga
Richmond High School 7th May, 2019 Richmond
Richmond Public School 3rd April, 2019 Richmond
Riverbank Public School 27th February, 2019 The Ponds
Riverstone Public School 10th May, 2019 Riverstone
Robert Townson High School 5th April, 2019 Raby
Rocky River Public School 17th May, 2019 Uralla
Rooty Hill High School 5th April, 2019 Rooty Hill
Ropes Crossing Public School 10th May, 2019 Ropes Crossing
Rosebank Public School Rosebank
Roselea Public School 10th January, 2019 Carlingford
Ross Hill Public School 21st November, 2018 Inverell
Rous Public School Alstonville
Rouse Hill High School 5th April, 2019 Rouse Hill
Russell Vale Public School 13th December, 2018 Russell Vale
Rutherford Public School 12th December, 2018 Rutherford
Ryde Secondary College 26th March, 2019 Ryde
Sackville Street Public School 14th November, 2018 Ingleburn
Salt Ash Public School 8th March, 2019 Salt Ash
Sanctuary Point Public School 20th September, 2018 Sanctuary Point
Sandy Beach Public School 22nd June, 2018 Sandy Beach
Sandy Hollow Public School 2nd April, 2019 Sandy Hollow
Sawtell Public School 3rd October, 2018 Sawtell
Schofields Public School 10th May, 2019 Schofields
Scone Public School 17th August, 2018 Scone
Scotts Head Public School Scotts Head
Seaham Public School 30th January, 2019 Seaham
Seven Hills North Public School 1st February, 2019 Seven Hills
Shell Cove Public School Shell Cove
Sherwood Ridge Public School 22nd March, 2019 Kellyville
Shortland Public School 12th March, 2019 Shortland
Singleton Heights Public School 30th October, 2018 Singleton Heights
Singleton Public School 9th November, 2018 Singleton
Smithfield West Public School 15th May, 2019 Wetherill Park
Smithtown Public School Smithtown
Soldiers Point Public School 22nd November, 2018 Soldiers Point
South Grafton Public School 20th May, 2019 South Grafton
South West Rocks Public School 31st August, 2018 South West Rocks
Spring Ridge Public School 29th March, 2019 Spring Ridge
Springwood High School 5th April, 2019 Springwood
St Andrews Public School 15th May, 2019 St Andrews
St Clair High School 5th April, 2019 St Clair
St Helens Park Public School 14th November, 2018 St Helens Park
St Marys Senior High School 5th April, 2019 St Marys
Stanmore Public School Stanmore
Stockton Public School 18th January, 2019 Stockton
Stratheden Public School 11th December, 2018 Stratheden
Strathfield South Public School 2nd April, 2019 Strathfield
Stroud Road Public School 12th December, 2018 Stroud Road
Stuarts Point Public School 13th May, 2019 Stuarts Point
Sturt Public School 31st July, 2018 Wagga Wagga
Summer Hill Public School Summer Hill
Sylvania High School 8th November, 2018 Sylvania
Sylvania Public School 12th December, 2018 Sylvania
Tabulam Public School 15th February, 2019 Tabulam
Tacoma Public School 26th April, 2019 Tacoma
Tahmoor Public School 7th November, 2018 Tahmoor
Tamworth Public School 7th September, 2018 Tamworth
Tamworth South Public School 27th September, 2018 Tamworth
Tamworth West Public School 27th November, 2018 West Tamworth
Taren Point Public School 13th March, 2019 Taren Point
Tarrawanna Public School 22nd February, 2019 Tarrawanna
Tarro Public School Tarro
Tea Gardens Public School 16th November, 2018 Tea Gardens
Telarah Public School 5th February, 2019 Maitland
Temora West Public School 20th November, 2018 Temora
Teralba Public School 12th September, 2018 Teralba
Terrey Hills Public School Terrey Hills
Terrigal Public School 30th January, 2019 Terrigal
Teven-Tintenbar Public School 28th August, 2018 Tintenbar
Tharawal Public School 21st May, 2019 Menai
The Hills School 26th February, 2019 Northmead
The Hills Sports High School 5th April, 2019 Seven Hills
The Junction Public School 11th February, 2019 Merewether
The Rock Central School 23rd August, 2018 The Rock
Thomas Acres Public School 7th November, 2018 Ambarvale
Timbumburi Public School 1st March, 2019 Timbumburi
Tinonee Public School 6th March, 2019 Tinonee
Tocumwal Public School 5th February, 2019 Tocumwal
Tregear Public School 27th February, 2019 Tregear
Tucabia Public School 11th March, 2019 Tucabia
Tuggerah Public School 25th February, 2019 Tuggerah
Tullamore Central School 21st February, 2019 Tullamore
Tuncurry Public School 6th March, 2019 Tuncurry
Turramurra Public School Turramurra
Tweed Heads Public School 21st March, 2019 Tweed Heads
Tyalla Public School 14th March, 2019 Coffs Harbour
Uki Public School 14th March, 2019 Uki
Ulladulla Public School 27th November, 2018 Ulladulla
Ulmarra Public School 30th January, 2019 Ulmarra
Ulong Public School Ulong
Umina Beach Public School 30th January, 2019 Umina Beach
Unanderra Public School 2nd May, 2019 Cordeaux Heights
Ungarie Central School 19th July, 2018 Ungarie
Urbenville Public School Urbenville
Valley View Public School 17th July, 2018 Wyoming
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Increasing community education and awareness

We will drive partnerships with key stakeholders to support children and young people to achieve and maintain a healthy weight throughout life.

We are emphasising the positive benefits of healthy eating and active living for the whole family. Right now, we are:

We agree there is more to do

Our next areas of focus are:

Case studies

Marrickville Public School – Made to order

Marrickville Public School

Just about everything on the menu is made from scratch at Wil’s Canteen at Marrickville Public School in Sydney’s inner west. The canteen is operated by Wil Angus, who likes to make the food fun as well as healthy and appealing.

“What can be good for you can also taste good, be interesting, be enjoyable and be a talking point," said Mr Angus.

Principal Kerry Chambers says healthy eating also impacts on the students’ learning as well as their physical wellbeing.

“They feel healthy, they feel happier and they learn more," said Ms Chambers.

The canteen’s healthy menu reinforces the healthy living lessons taught in the school and is a hit with parents.

“The Healthy School Canteens Strategy was a perfect fit for our community," said Ms Chambers.

Bourke Street Public School – Bike to Bourke

Bourke Street Public School

Cycling to school is a family affair at Bourke Street Public School where around 80 per cent of students regularly walk, scoot or ride their bikes to school – or hitch a ride on mum or dad’s electric bike.

The Bourke Street Cycleway, which runs from Woolloomooloo to Redfern, was completed in 2012. It provides a safe and easy way for parents to get their kids to and from school – and then to continue to their workplaces after drop off.

Lydia Ho is a local mum and the general manager of BikeWise, a company that delivers cycling programs for children and adults for the City of Sydney Council. Mrs Ho said she was inspired to start the Bike to Bourke campaign when her eldest child was ready to start school.

“I approached the P&C and the principal to see if they were interested in running an incentive program and we were able to obtain a matching grant from the council,” Mrs Ho said.

“We set it up as a competitive thing, where kids were competing to ride as much as they could to school.

“Cycling to school is just a way of life, the kids really don’t think about it – it’s an organic thing and they just do it, it has just become the norm.”

Bourke Street principal Peter Johnston said about 80 per cent of the schools kids walk, cycle or scooter to and from school each day.

“With the bike path came the bike riding and walking to school because of the congestion. Then we introduced the healthy canteen and the vegetable garden went in," Mr Johnston said.

“The kids are calmer and more energetic, they are active happy and healthy."

Mr Johnston has some advice for other schools considering an active travel to school program – to start off small, little things lead to bigger things.

What can you do?

Get involved

Parents and carers can offer healthy food options and get active with their kids! Communities can also support healthy living by making sure there is access to fresh, affordable food and ways to encourage activity, such as safe playgrounds and cycleways.

Published 10th September, 2018
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