Schools

1. Develop an ACT Government school food and drink policy with supporting guidelines that will mandate the implementation of the National Healthy School Canteen Guidelines in ACT Government Schools.

It is widely accepted that schools can make a major contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of both students and staff. This action aims to build on existing policies and work towards implementing a mandatory, ACT-wide policy to increase the supply of healthy food in schools.

ACT Public School Food and Drink Policy 2015

2. Improve the measurement, capacity to deliver and curriculum support for physical education in all ACT schools.

Continuous improvement in physical education in schools is not only a high priority because of direct benefits to childhood and adolescent health, it also has clear links with learning and academic performance.

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