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Healthy Harold

Alongside Life Ed, Healthy Harold has been visiting schools for 40 years.

Lovable giraffe, caring and loyal friend and passionate advocate for the health and safety of all Aussie children and their families, Healthy Harold is an Australian icon.

Alongside Life Ed, Healthy Harold has been visiting schools for over 40 years.

These visits are often remembered as “an amazing experience” and “one of the best parts of my school year” by students and a “fun, interactive way that really engages students” by teachers.



Curious and inquisitive, Healthy Harold loves to learn new things. ‘Tech savvy’, he likes keeping up with his friends’ via this website and his Facebook page.

Like many other Australians, being active is high on Healthy Harold’s favourites list, along with his friends health and safety. He loves being active and will give anything a go – soccer, basketball, judo, surfing, swimming, bike riding even ballet! For students lucky enough to have been visited by Healthy Harold, they would have also met TAM (Transparent Anatomical Mannequin).

Healthy Harold through the years

Healthy Harold has been part of Life Ed since it's birth in 1979


Where it all began with Life Ed founder, Rev Ted Noffs.


Prime Minister Bob Hawke watches in on one of our amazing lessons.


Diana and Charles were so taken with my winning personality, they took me to England.


When not learning with my friends I love getting out, stretching my legs and pressing the flesh.


Learning with my friends, my favourite place to be! Book your visit today.


The smiles keep me going. And I work for high fives!

Episode 1 - Harold's Healthy Energy

Harold and Lisa are having a fun time in Harold's House today, but Harold seems distracted.

Episode 2 - Harold's Got The Moves

Harold and Lisa having a fun time learning the importance of staying active!

Episode 3 - Harold's Healthy Energy

Want to learn more about the five food groups that are important for good health? Check out this interactive resource created by our friends at Dairy Australia.

Episode 4 - Harold's Screen Time

Harold and Lisa sharing tips on how to have a balanced online/offline life!
Healthy Harold fun facts
Some say that the unique spots on a giraffe are a metaphor for the uniqueness of each child. Others think he's so healthy, it's only natural to look up to him.

One thing is for certain – Healthy Harold holds a special place in the hearts and minds of many Australians both young and old.
He has been referred to as Happy Harold over the years but it was never his official name. In true Australian fashion, Happy Healthy Harold could be considered a nickname (although names are generally to shortened not extended).

Rest assured, when you love what you do as much as Harold does, you'll always be happy!
Taking selfies with Healthy Harold has become somewhat of a national pastime. Many politicians and celebrities have been snapped with the fun-loving giraffe, including Zoe Naylor, Jessica Rowe, Ita Butrose, Melissa Doyle, GG Peter Cosgrove and Kamahl.
His Majesty King Charles – a Life Ed supporter - and Princess Diana had their photo snapped back in the day outside a Life Ed van. Along with a member of Dire Straits, John Illsley. His Majesty King Charles was instrumental in getting Life Ed started in the UK.