Supporting schools and early learning services to improve child and youth wellbeing through healthy eating and quality physical activity.
As part of the 2019 Wellbeing Budget, the Government is investing $47.6 million over four years on a new initiative called Heathy Active Learning. It is voluntary, at no cost and all about supporting schools, kura and early learning settings to improve child and youth wellbeing through healthy eating and drinking, and quality physical activity.
Healthy Active Learning is a joint initiative from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Sport New Zealand. It will provide all schools and early learning settings with new resources ranging from new guidelines to health promotion staff and physical activity advisors.
How we are involved and the role we play
Our public health advisor focuses is to improve child and youth wellbeing through healthy eating and drinking, and quality physical activity through:
- Implementing Healthy Food and Water Only Policies
- Supporting partners in early learning settings, kura and schools to encourage the adoption of policies
- Supporting partners to enhance their delivery in health related initiatives
- Ensuring an equity lens is across all areas of work
For further information, please contact our public health advisor or refer to our partners.