The Good Start Program team deliver culturally tailored nutrition and physical activity education sessions to Maori and Pacific Islander students in primary and high schools. Weekly education sessions are delivered over an eight-week period of each school term focusing on the following topics:
Term 1 – Healthy kai, healthy life
Empowering kids to eat foods from the five food groups every day. This includes hands-on activities like exploring healthy snacks and creating healthy lunchboxes.
Term 2 – Veggie Champs
Supporting kids to understand the importance of adopting a positive attitude towards eating vegetables every day.
Term 3 – Make your move
Supporting kids with knowledge and practical tips to spend less time on screens and more time being active.
Term 4 – Water is life
Aims to educate and encourage students to swap sugary drinks for water.
The Good Start Program is a state-wide service. Maori and Pacific Islander kids can be part of the Good Start Program in the following schools:
- Balaclava State School
- Bundamba State High School
- Berrinba State School
- Cairns West State School
- Deception Bay State High School
- Forest Lake State High School
- Ipswich State High School
- Mabel Park State School
- North Lakes College
- Pine Rivers State High School
- Regents Park Primary School
- Riverview State Primary School
- St Francis Primary School
- Woodcrest State High School
- Woree State High School
- Yugumbir State School
Who can access this service and do I need a referral?
|School Based Health Promotion
|Maori and Pacific Islander children can access the Good Start Program in one of the primary or high schools listed in our catchment areas on the School Based Health Promotion page. Please see the school Principal if you would like to take part in the program.
For health professionals
|If the child would like to participate in the Good Start program at the schools listed in the catchment areas, please ask the child’s family to contact the school principal.