ACT Health and Recreation Forums

Event date: 
26 February 2008

ACT Health Promotion and Grants Program presents 2 Short Forums on how to promote the importance of Healthy Food Choices and Physical Activity for a Healthy Lifestyle

Tuesday 26 February 2008

Forum 1

Health benefits of healthy food choices and physical activity

9:30am - 12:30pm

Target Audience

Open to all, including community-based groups, not-for-profit organisations and government agencies that are preparing funding applications in the 08/09 health promotion grants. Format

Up-to-date information about the benefits of increasing physical activity and healthy nutrition will be presented by Nutrition Australia and Kinect Australia.

Forum 2

In conjunction with Sport & Recreation Services

Explore the meaning of RECREATION and find out about effective community physical activity programs

2:00pm - 4:30pm

Target Audience

Open to all, including community-based groups, not-for-profit organisations and government agencies that are keen to participate in an inter-active forum about the meaning of RECREATION, led by Sport & Recreation Services (SRS).

Format

The first hour of discussion will explore the perceptions of recreation and active living to inform the development of a Recreation Summit being planned by SRS in May 08. After a tea break, David Menzies will present information about effective community physical activity programs.

Details

COST & LOCATION

Forums are FREE and will be held at the Ainslie Football Club, Wakefield Ave, Ainslie. Participants are welcome to attend both forums.

RESERVE YOUR PLACE

Reservations are by phone or email and require the forum number, your name and agency, and a daytime contact phone number.

CONTACT

Health Promotion & Grants Phone (02) 6205 0963 Email to [email protected]

PRESENTERS

Nutrition Australia is a non- government, non-profit, community based organisation that aims to provide scientifically based nutrition information to encourage all Australians to achieve optimal health through food variety and physical activity.

As a nutritionist and health professional, Lyn Brown has a long association with the ACT community.

Kinect Australia is an independent association for the delivery of key active living initiatives. It provides leadership and support, to build the capacity of the broader physical activity field.

David Menzies brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in promoting physical activity in the community.