Foodbank WA's Choose to Move Program aims to promote physical activity within our School Breakfast Program schools.
Choose To Move Overview
Getting into Physical Activity
Delivered under Foodbank WA's Healthy Food for All® Program, Choose to Move is a new initiative for Foodbank WA. Choose to Move is a school-based physical activity program aimed at children in years 4 to 7. The program endeavours to increase student physical activity through structured lessons and unstructured play during the school day. The program is closely aligned with the Department of Education's FUNdamental Game Strategies (FGS) Resource.
Schools that participate in the Choose to Move program will be provided with FREE sporting equipment pack/s. All the sporting equipment provided with the Choose to Move Program is closely aligned with the games included in the FGS Resource. Foodbank WA will also support teachers to obtain the FGS activities manual and encourage staff to attend the FGS professional learning workshops, which are facilitated through the Department of Education. Dates for upcoming professional learning workshops can be found at the Department of Education Website. State-wide roll-out of the Choose to Move Program to registered School Breakfast Program schools started in 2011.
Choose to Move - Goal
To increase the proportion of children in years 4 to 7 who report participating in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day, during the school week.
Choose to Move - Objectives
Increase student participation in physical activity through structured lessons and unstructured play during the school day
Improve the physical activity opportunities for school children through the provision of equipment and teacher support
Build the capacity of school teachers to deliver physical activity programs
Assist schools to meet the Department of Education's curriculum, assessment and reporting policy requirements that opportunities are provided to enable all students in years 1 to 10 to participate in a minimum of 2 hours of physical activity each week, during the school day as part of learning programs
Enhance the physical activity culture within the schools
For more information about the Choose to Move program, please contact Jenny Tartaglia on 9463 3210 or via email email@example.com.