Libraries promoting the Get Healthy Service as part of Make Healthy Normal

Bookworms across Western Sydney are being encouraged to turn the page and make healthy normal by signing up for free telephone coaching from the Get Healthy Service.

Western Sydney Local Health District has partnered with libraries in their local Council areas to spread the Make Healthy Normal messages to their visitors. MHN display at one of the libraries.

Why don’t you make healthy normal too and visit the Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service website to find out more about how to get your free personal health coach.

Making Healthy Normal celebrating NAIDOC 2017

Make Healthy Normal, in partnership with the Heart Foundation and Cox Inall Ridgeway, celebrated NAIDOC week with Aboriginal communities in Moree on Tuesday 27 June, engaging with students and parents; and in Nowra on Wednesday 5 July engaging with over 1000 people; as well as at the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence in Redfern on Friday 7 July.

Making Healthy Normal at NAIDOC week in Moree

Make Healthy Normal, in partnership with the Heart Foundation, was at Moree Secondary College yesterday (27 June 2017), where students and their parents and local community members and services cooked up a storm with the MHN Murri Cook Off and displayed their MHN Murri Moves as part of NAIDOC Week celebration.

The team will be taking the MHN activation to Nowra next Wed 5 June for their NAIDOC week celebration. See flyer link below for more information.

Download the flyer for Make Healthy Normal - Nowra Event.

Making Healthy Normal at the 5 Lands Walk on the Central Coast

This Saturday, Participants in the 5 Lands Walk on the Central Coast of NSW can take a break at the Make Health Normal Zone at Avoca Beach and enjoy a healthy break with water and the healthy snacks on offer.

The Make Healthy Normal Zone will be setting up camp on Avoca Beach, midway through the 5 Lands Walk on the Central Coast on Saturday 24th June, between 8:30am and 3:00pm. The MHN Zone will support walkers in their physical activity and provide them with water and healthy snacks for their breaks, and provide them with advice on small steps to continue to stay active and eat well.

Download the flyer for Make Healthy Normal at the 5 Lands Walk.

Join us for the Dads v Dads kick off

Dads v Dads is the ultimate soccer challenge for Make Healthy Normal, where two teams of regular dads face off for glory, prizes and a healthier lifestyle. Join us at 12pm on Sunday 25 June at Robin Thomas Reserve, Parramatta.

Find out more at Make Healthy Normal - Dads V Dads.

Making healthy normal at Blacktown Refugee Week

Community members from various culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in Western Sydney can visit the Make Healthy Normal Zone at the Blacktown Refugee Week Event.

The Make Healthy Normal campaign is teaming up with Western Sydney Local Health District and SydneyWest Service during Refugee Week on 20 June in Blacktown to encourage families from CALD backgrounds to get more active and healthy. The event will be held at Blacktown RSL from 10am to 1pm.

Download the flyer for Make Healthy Normal Event at Refugee Week.

Men's Health Week is making healthy normal

Men and their families will be enjoying a healthy lunch and will learn about healthy eating and active living at the Make Healthy Normal Zone at the Men's Shed in Emerton on 14th June.

Make Healthy Normal has teamed up with Men's Health Week 12-18 June to encourage men to get more active and healthy, including with their families. We are conducting a Make Healthy Normal event at the Men's Shed in Emerton on Wednesday 14 June (10am-2pm). There is also Make Healthy Normal information on the Men's Health Week website, in their newsletter and in resources being distributed across NSW to encourage men to make healthy normal #menshealthweek.

Download the flyer for Make Healthy Normal Zone at the Men's Shed.

The latest NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS) has been released

The NSW School Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS) 2015 Report is now available on the NSW Health website page - NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS) 2015: Full Report. SPANS is a school based population survey of children aged 5 to 16 years. The 7,556 students surveyed in February and March 2015 were representative of school students in NSW.

Stakeholder Briefing Event

More than 60 people attended the Make Healthy Normal Stakeholder Briefing event hosted by Dr Kerry Chant and held at the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence at Redfern on 2 May.

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