It's Your Move!
It's Your Move! (2005-2010) aimed to promote healthy eating patterns, regular physical activity and a positive body image amongst youth attending five secondary schools in the East Geelong/Bellarine District. It also sought to improve the capacity of families, schools and community organisations in the area in order to sustain these activities. The project allowed the secondary school students to take ownership and control and suggest the best ways forward. This was particularly successful through the ‘Ambassador program’.
The project was completed in 2010 and the results showed that the project was a successful adolescent obesity prevention program which increased the proportion of students in the healthy weight range.
A final report and a set of detailed project Implementation Reports are provided. These support the actions taken with each project objective. The processes and interventions used and results/lessons of this project continue to be meaningful for examining policy and implementation approaches to obesity prevention in young people.
The project was also part of an international collaboration with similar programs in Auckland, Fiji and Tonga.