A new program from CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, is using science to encourage primary school kids to eat more veggies. Read more
Dairy Australia is encouraging primary school students to get creative as part of the 2019 Healthy Bones Action Week program, with prizes awarded to the winning school.
Quit Victoria has launched its annual youth tobacco education initiative, The Critics’ Choice, and is calling on schools across Australia to get involved.
The brain is made up of approximately 73 per cent water. It controls movement, memory, speech and the function of many of the body’s vital organs. But in order to do all of that correctly, it needs to remain hydrated. When the brain is dehydrated, it shrinks and needs to work much harder than it does when it is properly hydrated. Read more
Encouraging students to get outdoors and exercise at school is not only great for their physical health and wellbeing, it has a positive impact in the classroom too, promoting enhanced concentration and cognitive function.
Janet Hoek, Professor of Public Health and Marketing at the University Of Otago explains how New Zealand researchers are looking to Australia’s experience in plain packaging of tobacco products to decrease the incidence of smoking.