Healthy Lifestyle Workers focus on working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to improve nutrition, increase physical activity and find healthy alternatives to smoking.
Initiatives include healthy lifestyle events, information sessions that promote healthy eating and physical activity and support people to take part in appropriate physical activity sessions.
The service aims to promote and deliver activities that will encourage Aboriginal people to become more physically active and improve their diets.
The program can provide the following:
- Group sessions on the benefits of healthy lifestyle choices that prevent chronic disease.
- Promote, educate and create opportunities to increase physical activity and benefits of physical activity.
- Information sessions on how to include physical activity within your life, where to start and how to maintain.
- Healthy eating and cooking education sessions. Including shopping trips and label reading.
- Eating nutritional meals on a low budget.
This program specialises in working with young people around the harms of smoking and has a dedicated social media campaign ‘Don’t let your dreams go up in smoke’. This campaign aims to prevent the uptake of smoking among young Aboriginal people in Adelaide. Resources are available to be delivered in schools or with your groups.
You can follow the Not Up In Smokes campaign through the following links: