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.
East Hamilton Hill Primary School
South Lake Primary School
Yangebup Primary School
Spearwood Primary School
Phoenix Primary School
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