Healthy Children, Healthy Communities Grants Initiative

The Healthy Children, Healthy Community Grants Initiative provides a local approach to childhood overweight and obesity prevention across the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District. It provides grants to schools, community groups and not for profit organisations that aim to encourage and facilitate children to lead healthy and active lifestyles.

Through supporting local projects, the initiative enables communities to implement projects specifically designed to support children in south eastern Sydney enjoy a healthy lifestyle through improved nutrition, increased physical activity and reduced sedentary behaviour.

Successful projects funded in 2019 support vulnerable populations within the community including children from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and low socio-economic backgrounds, newly arrived refugees and migrants and children identified as developmentally at risk in physical activity and wellbeing domains.

This initiative supports the SESLHD Childhood Obesity Prevention Framework which guides local action to reduce and prevent childhood overweight and obesity. The Framework outlines priorities for action across the local community and children’s everyday settings.

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