Skip to content Be Active WA logo

Page updated: 24 June 2011

The Physical Activity Taskforce has ceased operation and this website is no longer updated.

Updated: 24 June 2011

Resources tagged: Children

Filtered by resource: "Policy, Planning and Strategy Documents"

Getting Students Active - Presentation by Karen Martin

Getting Students Active - Presentation by Karen Martin

The following presentation was delivered by Research Assistant Professor Karen Martin, University of Western Australia, on Tuesday 29 November 2011.

Resource type:
Tags: , , ,
Relevance: State
Year published: 2011
National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health

National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health

The National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health (NPAPH) was announced by the Council of Australian Government (COAG) on 29 November 2008.

Department for Communities Strategic Plan

Department for Communities Strategic Plan

The Department for Communities has developed a new strategic plan for 2011-2015. The Strategic Plan outlines the Department's vision, purpose, values and strategic priorities for the next five years.

Closing the Gap Strategy

Closing the Gap Strategy

A national integrated Closing the Gap strategy has been agreed through the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), the peak intergovernmental forum in Australia. It is a commitment by all Australian governments to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians, and in particular provide a better future for Indigenous children.

National Early Childhood Development Strategy

National Early Childhood Development Strategy

On 2 July 2009, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) endorsed the National Early Childhood Development Strategy- Investing in the Early Years. In jointly developing the Strategy, the Australian, state and territory governments have signalled their intention to take a leadership role in early childhood development now and into the future.

2012 School Calendar and Information Kit

2012 School Calendar and Information Kit

Schools are in an ideal position to provide physical activity opportunities for children and help them develop the knowledge, skills and habits for lifelong healthy and active living.

2012 School Information Kit

2012 School Information Kit

The following information package was developed by the Physical Activity Taskforce’s School Promotions Sub-Group to assist schools in planning 2012 physical activity education and programs.

2012 School Calendar

2012 School Calendar

The following calendar is intended to assist schools in planning 2012 physical activity programs, events and professional development for staff, in support of providing the mandatory two hours of physical activity per week for students in years 1-10.

It's Your Move! Getting Students Active

It's Your Move! Getting Students Active

The following brochure was co-developed by the Department of Education and Physical Activity Taskforce to assist schools in understanding how they can support students to develop the knowledge, skills and habits for lifelong healthy and active living.

Brain boost: Sport and physical activity enhance children’s learning

Brain boost: Sport and physical activity enhance children’s learning

The paper developed by the Department of Sport and Recreation WA provides information about the link between physical activity and academic achievement.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , ,
Relevance: State
Year published: 2010
WA Healthy Children Implementation Plan

WA Healthy Children Implementation Plan

The WA Healthy Children Implementation Plan outlines how the Western Australian Department of Health plans to use the Commonwealth funding provided under the National Partnership Agreement to increase the proportion of WA children and adolescents who have a healthy diet, are physically active and are a healthy weight.

Free Range Kids

Free Range Kids

Free Range Kids are children and young people who experience freedom from their front door. The Free Range Kids website is brought to you by Sustrans - a UK charity promoting travel by foot, bike and public transport for everyday journeys. A key area of work for Sustrans has been to reverse the decline in the levels of walking and cycling to school and beyond, making it easier for kids to be out and about and active.

Resource type:Weblinks
Tags: , , , , , , ,
Relevance: International
Year published: 2011
Weight Related Public Messages - Risk of Harm

Weight Related Public Messages - Risk of Harm

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration has developed a report which looks at the unintended consequences of campaigns and resources that provide weight-related messages.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Relevance: National
Year published: 2011
The 4th R Curriculum Resource - Years 4 to 7

The 4th R Curriculum Resource - Years 4 to 7

The year 4 to 7 (middle school) 4th R Curriculum Resource package aims to provide guidance for educators using Department of Sport and Recreation - Recreation Camps programs and will assist schools in choosing from the diverse range of programs on offer.

Eat Well Play Well: A Guide for Parents

Eat Well Play Well: A Guide for Parents

Developed by the Department of Education, with funding support from the Physical Activity Taskforce, this booklet for parents has been developed to help tackle the increasingly serious issues of childhood obesity and inactivity.

Sport for All Handout (Department of Sport and Recreation)

Sport for All Handout (Department of Sport and Recreation)

Claire Ditri from the Department of Sport and Recreation provided an overview of the Sport for All initiative as outlined in the brochure. (No PowerPoint presentation used).

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , ,
Relevance: State
Year published: 2011
Building Spaces and Places for Children and Young People

Building Spaces and Places for Children and Young People

This publication by the Commissioner for Children and Young People highlights positive examples of how working with children and young people can lead to better outcomes in the built environment. The publication aims to complement other resources available in this area.

The 4th R Curriculum Resource

The 4th R Curriculum Resource

Recognising the diverse requirements on principals and educators in committing to out of school learning opportunities, the Department of Sport and Recreation - Recreation Camps have developed some tools to aid teacher planning and identification of learning outcomes from school camps and physical activity programs.

The 4th R Curriculum Resource - Years 8 to 10

The 4th R Curriculum Resource - Years 8 to 10

The year 8 to 10 4th R Curriculum Resource package aims to provide guidance for educators using Department of Sport and Recreation - Recreation Camps programs and will assist schools in choosing from the diverse range of programs on offer.

National Secondary School Diet and Activity Survey (NaSSDA)

National Secondary School Diet and Activity Survey (NaSSDA)

The National Secondary Student's Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey 2009-10 is jointly funded by the state Cancer Councils, Cancer Council Australia and the National Heart Foundation of Australia.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Relevance: National
Year published: 2011
Choose Active Transport Resource

Choose Active Transport Resource

The Physical Activity Taskforce, in collaboration with the National Heart Foundation (WA) and the Departments of Transport, Sport and Recreation, Education and Health, produced a Year K-7 teacher resource to foster more active transport to and from schools.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Relevance: State
Year published: 2011
Matilda's Storybook

Matilda's Storybook

Matilda's Morning Adventures is an early childhood storybook designed to accompany the Choose Active Transport resource for teachers.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Relevance: State
Year published: 2011
Active After-school Communities

Active After-school Communities

The Active After-school Communities program is a national initiative that provides primary school-aged children with access to free, sport and other structured physical activity programs in the after-school time slot of 3.00pm to 5.30pm.

Resource type:Programs and Services
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Relevance: National
Year published: Published year not set
Physical Activity and Health Alliance

Physical Activity and Health Alliance

The Scottish Physical Activity and Health Alliance is a network that engages a variety of people from different sectors and professions who are involved in the promotion of physical activity and health in Scotland. It helps to inform people, connect people with others and to aid policy development and implementation.

Resource type:Weblinks
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Relevance: International
Year published: Published year not set
Department for Communities

Department for Communities

The Department for Communities builds strong, vibrant communities by supporting and advocating on behalf of children, parents and their families, young people, women, seniors, carers, volunteers and non-government organisations. The department is also responsible for the delivery of programs and services to support and strengthen Western Australia’s diverse communities and provides a number of information and support services.

Nature Play WA

Nature Play WA

Research undertaken around the world indicates there are real benefits for children being involved in nature. If you’re a parent looking for ideas on how to get your children more involved in outdoor activities in Western Australia, then the Nature Play WA website is a great place to start!

Resource type:Weblinks
Tags: , , , , , , ,
Relevance: Locality not set
Year published: Published year not set
built4kids

built4kids

built4kids has been developed by the NSW Commission for Children and Young People to help create built environments that meet the needs of children and young people.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , ,
Relevance: Interstate
Year published: 2009
Choose Active Transport

Choose Active Transport

The Choose Active Transport presentation covers the funding bodies and partners that were responsible for this resource being developed, the steps involved in developing this resource and specific information on the Teachers Resource and Matilda's Morning Adventures storybook.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Relevance: State
Year published: 2011
How Active are Western Australians

How Active are Western Australians

This presentation outlines the methodology, key findings and comparisons for the 2008 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) and the 2009 Physical Activity Adult Survey.

What are Children Eating?

What are Children Eating?

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) in terms of what Western Australian children and adolescents are eating.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Relevance: State
Year published: 2004
Trends in the Types of Food Children are Eating 1985, 1995 and 2003

Trends in the Types of Food Children are Eating 1985, 1995 and 2003

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) in terms of the trends in the types of food Western Australian children and adolescents are eating.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Relevance: State
Year published: 2004
Are Children Eating the Right Amount of Food?

Are Children Eating the Right Amount of Food?

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) in terms of the amount of food Western Australian children and adolescents are eating.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Relevance: State
Year published: 2004
Active Play

Active Play

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) in terms of active play.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , ,
Relevance: State
Year published: 2004
Physical Inactivity

Physical Inactivity

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) in terms of physical inactivity.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , ,
Relevance: State
Year published: 2004
School-based Physical Activity

School-based Physical Activity

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) in terms of school based physical activity.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , ,
Relevance: State
Year published: 2004
Nutrition

Nutrition

The following fact sheet outlines the methodology behind the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) in terms of the gathering and treatment of nutrition data.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Relevance: State
Year published: 2004
General Procedures

General Procedures

The following fact sheet outlines the methodology behind the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) in terms of the general procedures used.

Anthropometric Procedures

Anthropometric Procedures

The following fact sheet outlines the methodology behind the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) in terms of the anthropometric procedures used.

Physical Activity

Physical Activity

The following fact sheet outlines the methodology behind the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) in terms of the gathering and treatment of physical activity data.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Relevance: State
Year published: 2004
Submission - Inquiry into the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children & Young People in WA (Oct. 2010)

Submission - Inquiry into the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children & Young People in WA (Oct. 2010)

This submission is written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) to provide comment on the 'Inquiry into the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in WA'.

Guidelines for Children (12 - 18yrs)

Guidelines for Children (12 - 18yrs)

Developed by the Department of Health and Ageing, this brochure outlines the national physical activity guidelines for children between 12 and 18 years of age. It also provides ideas for getting active and explains the reasons to be active and limit screen time.

Guidelines for Children (5 - 12yrs)

Guidelines for Children (5 - 12yrs)

Developed by the Department of Health and Ageing, this brochure outlines the national physical activity guidelines for children aged 5-12 year old. It includes information on why physical activity is important, the type of activity that is recommended and how you can help in supporting children to be active and healthy.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , ,
Relevance: National
Year published: 2004
Guidelines for Children (0-5yrs)

Guidelines for Children (0-5yrs)

Developed by the Department of Health and Ageing, this brochure outlines the national physical activity recommendations for children aged 0-5 years. It also provides tips and ideas to help you include more activity in your child’s day.

CAPANS 2008: Applications for Health Promoting Schools

CAPANS 2008: Applications for Health Promoting Schools

The CAPANS 2008: Applications for Health Promoting Schools presentation provides background information to the Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey 2008, key findings and recommendations for the future.

CAPANS 2008: Key Findings

CAPANS 2008: Key Findings

The CAPANS 2008: Key Findings presentation provides background information to the Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey 2008 and key physical activity and body size findings for Western Australian children in grades 3,5,7,8,10 and 11 at school.

Unplug and Play

Unplug and Play

Developed by the Heart Foundation, the Unplug and Play Parent Campaign targets parents in Western Australia to increase their awareness of the urgent need for children to spend more time in active play and less time using TV, electronic games and the internet for entertainment.

Resource type:Programs and Services
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Relevance: State
Year published: Published year not set
Sportslink

Sportslink

Developed by inclusionwa, Sportslink is a service is for children aged 7 to 12 that have a disability and want to develop their sporting skills and confidence. Sporting groups, schools, facility managers and local government are urged to adopt the program.

Resource type:Programs & Services
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Relevance: State
Year published: Published year not set
Get Up and Grow

Get Up and Grow

Get up and Grow is a set of guidelines to healthy eating and physical activity for young children, an initiative that is an important element of the Australian Government’s Plan for Early Childhood and Plan for Tackling Obesity.

Inequalities in Young People's Health

Inequalities in Young People's Health

This report provides data on the health, wellbeing and behaviour of young people in 41 different countries. The data is collected from youth aged between 11 and 15 years old. The report also examines social circumstances affecting young people’s health and behaviour.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , ,
Relevance: International
Year published: 2008
2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey

2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey

This research aimed to provide guidance to assist governments, health professionals and the food and beverage industry to recognise trends in diet and physical activity behavioural patterns of Australian children.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , ,
Relevance: National
Year published: 2008
Children's Participation in Organised Sport 2009

Children's Participation in Organised Sport 2009

The 2009 survey of Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities was conducted throughout Australia as part of the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) Monthly Population Survey (MPS). As part of this report, findings are available on child (5-14 years old) participation in organised sport.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Relevance: National
Year published: 2009
2009 Children's Participation in Culture and Leisure Activities, Australia 4901.0

2009 Children's Participation in Culture and Leisure Activities, Australia 4901.0

The 2009 survey of Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities was conducted throughout Australia as part of the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) Monthly Population Survey (MPS).

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Relevance: National
Year published: 2006
Health and Wellbeing of Children in Western Australia 2009

Health and Wellbeing of Children in Western Australia 2009

Published by the Department of Health, this is an analysis of the 2009 data from the Department of Health's Health and Wellbeing Survey and presents information on a range of indicators associated with Western Australian children's health and wellbeing.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Relevance: State
Year published: 2010
CAPANS, 2003 & 2008

CAPANS, 2003 & 2008

The Physical Activity Taskforce conducted the Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition (CAPANS) survey to provide a measure of physical activity levels and nutrition behaviours of West Australian children and adolescents. The survey has been conducted in 2003 and 2008.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Relevance: State
Year published: Published year not set
Australian Early Development Index

Australian Early Development Index

The Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) provides a measure of young children's development from a population perspective. The AEDI is used to provide a snapshot of the current state of children's development within communities all over Australia.

Resource type:Publications
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Relevance: National
Year published: 2006

Showing 1 - 55 of 55 Resources.

1