The Australian Institute of Health & Welfare reports these facts. In 2017/18:

25% of children and adolescents (2 to 17) were overweight or obese
67% of adults were overweight or obese
31% of all Australians were obese – up 12% from 1995

It is estimated that there will be $88 Billion additional costs to the Australian economy in the 10-year period 2015 to 2025, if no action taken to slow the rise of obesity.

Celebrate National HPE Day – Register Now!  National Health & Physical Education (HPE) Day is a nationwide initiative that highlights the importance of HPE in the Australian Curriculum, and its influence on the learning and development of children. The theme is Good for Children, Good for Schools, Good for Communities, and this year’s event will be celebrated on Thursday 12th September 2019. The latest National #HPEday eNews is out now! To keep up-to-date with all things National #HPEday visit https://conta.cc/31Cyc9d

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It’s no surprise that schools play a significant role in the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of children. Learning in Health and Physical Education makes an important and positive difference because it encourages lifelong participation and results in better health outcomes.

We get it – everyone leads a busy life, and sometimes it’s hard to spend time being healthy and active. That’s why parents and caregivers can commit to a ‘parent pledge’ and show their intention to spend 30 minutes of physical or healthy activity with their children on HPE Day. So put life on hold for a short while, spend some fun time with your youngsters, and show them the importance of living an active and healthy life – commit…

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On September 6, National Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day was celebrated across Australia. The theme, Good for Children, Good for Schools and Good for Communities, is celebrated over a three year cycle, and the 2017 event focused on how HPE is Good for Children. ACHPER encouraged schools and teachers to get involved in National HPE Day by taking photos and videos of students engaging in active and healthy living and uploading them onto social media using the #HPEday hashtag and…

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ACHPER is pleased to announce the winners from our National #HPEday competition. Congratulations to: Dalyellup College (WA); Haileybury College, Brighton (VIC); and Thomas Hassall Anglican College (NSW) who have all won an AFL 9s kit thanks to AFL Schools. For National HPE Day in 2017, ACHPER encouraged schools, children, teachers and communities to take photos and videos of active participation in physical activity and upload them onto social media using the #HPEday hashtag. [CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL SUMMARY…

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