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Fresh Tastes: healthy food at school, launched in February 2014, supports ACT primary schools to improve children’s knowledge, access and consumption of healthy food and drinks and to implement the ACT Public School Food and Drink Policy.

Fresh Tastes also works with a range of partners to support school canteens in delivering healthy food while remaining financially viable.

Ride or Walk to School (RWTS) encourages children to use active forms of transport (walking, cycling and public transport) to and from school. A key partner (Physical Activity Foundation) gained funding through the Healthy Canberra Grants to expand this program, with 52 schools now participating. RWTS Active Streets, a partnership between Territory and Municipal Services, Justice and Community Safety, ACT Education and Training, and ACT Health, commenced in 2015 to identify infrastructure barriers and enablers to encourage parents to support their children to travel actively.

Kids at Play Active Play (KAPAP), designed to promote active play and teach fundamental movement skills to children aged between three and five.

It’s Your Move (IYM) ACT was a two year obesity prevention research program running from 2012-14 in three intervention schools in the ACT. IYM2 now covers a total of nine ACT high schools and will build on foundation work of IYM ACT.

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The data is presented by the ACT Government for the purpose of disseminating information for the benefit of the public. The ACT Government has taken great care to ensure the information in this report is as correct and accurate as possible. Whilst the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. Differences in statistical methods and calculations, data updates and guidelines may result in the information contained in this report varying from previously published information.

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