Monday, 20 November 2017 10:27

Promoting health literacy at Blackmans Bay

Blackmans Bay Primary School Year 4 student, Mitchell Cornish talks about his Healthy Lunch Model with Year 2 student, Ethan Terry. Blackmans Bay Primary School Year 4 student, Mitchell Cornish talks about his Healthy Lunch Model with Year 2 student, Ethan Terry. PS

Dr Rosie Nash and Dr Shandell Elmer from the University of Tasmania have been working with teachers and students at Blackmans Bay Primary School on a pilot project to bring health literacy into schools.
“Health literacy is the ability to find, appraise, understand and apply information to look after your health,” said Dr Nash.
“Improving health literacy, particularly of children, will improve health and have a positive impact on their education.
“While the Australian Curriculum Health and Physical Education theme informs classroom learning activities, this pilot project serves to address a gap in health literacy resources available to our teachers and children.”
Throughout Term 3 and 4 the collaboration have co-designed the HealthLit4Kids program. For the full story pick up a copy of this week's Kingborough Chronicle (Tuesday, November 21).

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