Cockburn Healthy Schools Program

Cockburn Healthy Schools Program

Cockburn Healthy Schools Program

The Cockburn Healthy Schools Program was established when Cockburn Integrated Health identified gaps at a community level in access to prevention services for overweight and obesity in school aged children. The program was initiated in late 2017 assisting schools with health and lifestyle related prevention initiatives and to further improve connections to existing services.

Each year, five City of Cockburn primary schools are selected to take part in the Cockburn Healthy Schools Program, where nutrition education is introduced to years 5 and 6 classes. Thanks to our partners  ATCO gas and the City of Cockburn, for their continued funding and support of the program.

Participating Schools

This year the following City of Cockburn school’s took part in the program:

  • East Hamilton Hill Primary School

  • South Lake Primary School

  • Yangebup Primary School

  • Spearwood Primary School

  • Phoenix Primary School

Program Outcomes

Key findings from the 2021 Cockburn Healthy Schools Program:

  • Cockburn Healthy Schools Program reached 236 primary school students

  • Students age ranged from year four to year six

  • Topics covered included the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, label reading and the health impact of excess sugar, salt and fat consumption

  • Comparison of pre and post education activities demonstrated increased knowledge by students

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Program Report

For a detailed outline of the 2021 Cockburn Healthy Schools Program, please download the report.

Cockburn Healthy Schools Program Report

With thanks to our partners

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