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Secondary Schools

Find information and resources on healthy canteens and the STAR Canteen program, active travel in secondary schools, the SALSA (Students As LifeStyle Activists) program and resources on a healthy transition to high school and general healthy lifestyle information.
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STAR Canteen

STAR (Support, Training, Action, Results) Canteen works in partnership with schools and canteen operators to foster a healthy food and drink culture within schools whilst minimising impact on profit.  Free support for schools and canteen operators to achieve the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy.
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Crunch & Sip®

Crunch&Sip® gives kids the chance to refuel on fruit, vegetables and water during a set break in class. It’s a simple way to help them stay hydrated and energised, and it lifts their focus in class. Including vegetables, fruit and water in the daily routine helps to shape kids' preference for healthy food.
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SALSA

SALSA (Students As LifeStyle Activists) is a secondary school peer-led educational intervention program led by WSLHD Primary Health Care Education & Research Unit (PERU) and is supported by Population Health. It aims to provide high school students with the necessary knowledge and skills to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Find out about SALSA at the University of Sydney website.
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PDHPE Network

Each term the PDHPE Network offers a 1.5 hour training session for teachers which is accredited at proficient teacher level by the NSW Education Standards Authority. The Western Sydney PDHPE Network is open to teachers from all schools teaching the K-6 syllabus in the local government areas of Blacktown, Cumberland, Parramatta and The Hills. Find out more or register for the next Network near you.
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Active Travel Pilot

Two Western Sydney secondary schools and one primary school are taking part in a pilot which aims to increase the number of students actively commuting to and from school. With benefits extending beyond health and into the classroom, the Department of Education, Parramatta Council, Blacktown Council and Population Health will support students to develop and implement an active travel plan.
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Out Of School Hours Care

For children who attend before and after school care, there is a great opportunity to positively shape healthy behaviours. Our program aims to support OOSH services provide healthy foods, increase physical activity and decrease small screen recreation.
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Supported Playgroups

Healthy eating and active play are important for children’s development. Recommendations and resources for parents/carers and playgroups, including supported playgroups, have been developed by NSW Health. The resources promote and encourage children’s healthy eating, physical activity, reduced small screen recreation time and oral health. Playgroups can provide engaging, educational and fun healthy eating and active play activities at the group session and also encourage carers/families to practice healthy eating and active play at home.
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Get Healthy Service

Get Healthy is a FREE personal telephone health coaching service to help provide you with the expertise and motivation you need to help reach your health goals. Find out about Get Healthy at the Get Healthy website
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Make Healthy Normal

Make Healthy Normal is about making lifestyle changes that can make a big difference to your health. By simply keeping an eye on what you eat and doing a little more exercise, you’ll have more energy, look and feel better and reduce your risk of chronic diseases. Want to make healthy changes?
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