1 in 4 Australian children and adolescents aged 2-17 are obese or overweight, with a disproportionate impact on children in regional Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents, those who have a disability, and those who live in the lowest socioeconomic areas. Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Overweight and Obesity among Australian children and adolescents
In 2018 tobacco use was the highest risk factor for total burden of disease in Australia (8.6%) and alcohol use (4.5%) was the 5th highest. Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Burden of Disease study, 2018
What we teach:
- Benefits of physical activity.
- Food and nutrition.
- Human anatomy/body systems.
- Physical growth and development.
- General health habits: sleep and hygiene.
- Sexual health.