It is important that children and young people are physically active to ensure their health and wellbeing. The 2006 Healthy Kids Queensland Survey identified the following areas of concern:
This site provides a range of information and resources that may assist you in working with children and young people to improve their levels of physical activity.
Australia’s Physical Activity Guidelines and Recommendations
The National Physical Activity Guidelines for Australians outline the minimum levels of physical activity required to gain a health benefit and ways to incorporate physical activity into everyday life. This site also includes recommendations for those aged 5-12 years and 12-18 years.
This website brings together information from a range of government guidelines and sources to present healthy eating tips and information.
ACHPER - Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
ACHPER is a body for the Health and Physical Education profession in Queensland, and advocates for active and healthy lifestyles across Queensland educational communities. ACHPER offers professional development programs and services in the areas of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
Australia's Physical Activity Recommendations for 12 – 18 year olds
This is a brochure that provides ideas on how to make physical activity a part of a young persons daily routine.
Australia's Physical Activity Recommendations for 5-12 year olds
This is a brochure that provides ideas on how to make physical activity a part of a child’s daily routine.
The Smart Moves - Physical Activity Programs in Queensland State Schools is a State Government initiative, based around the Smart Moves Policy. It aims to increase student participation in physical activity and to improve the quality of that activity. On the site you can find frequently asked questions and resources.
Healthy and Active School Communities Kit
A resource kit for schools, that includes case studies from other schools, to assist those trying to promote physical activity and health.
Safe school travel (SafeST)
Source: Queensland Government, Department of Transport and Main Roads
To make it easier for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to increase activity, Sport and Recreation Services have put together some brochures to provide some tips.
What to Eat - Staying Healthy and Active
This document aims to raise awareness of the importance of healthy eating and physical activity, targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.
Games and Activities
Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games is a resource with over 100 traditional Indigenous games created to provide all Australians with an opportunity to learn about, appreciate and experience aspects of Indigenous culture.
Indigenous traditional games for children booklet
This booklet includes a variety of fun and interactive traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander games
The Health of Queenslanders 2010: Third Report of the Chief Health Officer Queensland
This is a biannual report on health status and disease and their impact on the health system, the community and the individual.
Toronto Charter for Physical Activity: A Global Call for Action
The Toronto Charter is a call to all countries to help make physical activity a priority for all. The Charter provides a framework for action and partnerships across multiple sectors and with communities to build healthier, active, environmentally sustainable communities. It is a result of two years of international drafting and large scale global consultation.
Review Report - Future Development of School Sport and Physical Activity
This 2007 review examined a range of issues including the levels of participation in sport and activity in Queensland state schools and the types of activities and sports undertaken.
Children’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey 2007
This report contains the main findings of the 2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey.
Physical Activity and Health, A report of the Surgeon General, 1996
The report is a comprehensive review of the available scientific evidence about the relationship between physical activity and health status.