Healthy Active Learning

Healthy Active Learning is a joint initiative with Sport New Zealand (delivered locally by Sport Whanganui), the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Education, to help improve the wellbeing of tamariki through healthy eating, drinking, and quality physical activity.

The initiative is part of the Government’s Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy and Healthy Active Learning schools have access to:

  • Resources to support quality delivery of the Health and Physical Education and Hauora curriculum.
  • Toolkits and a health promotion workforce to support the implementation of healthy food and drink environments.
  • A skilled workforce collaboratively support schools to create healthy and active learning environments.

Sport Whanganui’s three Healthy Active Learning Advisors work with primary and intermediate schools within our region – Whanganui, Ruapehu and Rangitikei. with the following expected outcomes:

  • Schools to understand and recognise the value of the Health and Physical Education and Hauora curriculum.
  • Schools to create an environment that supports and promotes quality play, sport and physical activity.
  • Teachers and kaiako to be confident and capable in delivering the Health and Physical Education and Hauora curriculum.
  • Schools to create a healthy food and drink environment.
  • Schools to make well informed decisions when engaging with external providers.
  • Schools to strengthen their connections with their wider community, including whānau, and local health and physical activity providers.

Healthy Active Learning Team
Margot Bennetts, Kirsty Davies, Jen Bagshaw & Clare Lynch

 

Sport NZ: Healthy Active Learning | Sport New Zealand – Ihi Aotearoa (sportnz.org.nz)