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Healthy Emerald Resources

Healthy Emerald Resources

Healthy Emerald Resources

These resources may be used by the Emerald community to assist in health promotion planning, implementation, and evaluation. It is intended to contribute to a comprehensive approach to health promotion that empowers equitable access to opportunities that support healthy behaviours in the Emerald community.

The purpose is to support the Emerald Community to engage in healthy physical activity and healthy eating to enhance quality of life.

The resources were developed by researchers from Wesley Medical Research and QUT based on insight from Emerald community stakeholders and include a variety of strategies and suggestions to promote health and wellbeing. The health promotion resources are intended for broad distribution though local organisations and groups including schools, council, medical practices, community centres, recreational groups, and workplaces.

Healthy Emerald Active Program Assets

Healthy Emerald
Action Kit

A User Guide for the development and implementation of simple strategies to help promote physical activity and healthy eating in the Emerald region.

Healthy Emerald
Posters

These posters are ideal for affixing around your organisation or setting. The two posters are centred around:

  • Physical Activity
  • Healthy Eating

 

Hey Emerald,
Let's eat healthy!

Social Media Imagery:
This imagery is ideal for sharing to community and organisational groups or via social media.

Hey Emerald,
Let's be active!

Social Media Imagery:
This imagery is ideal for sharing to community and organisational groups or via social media.

 

Healthy Emerald Reports

To understand the background and development of these resources, please download the Summary Report below.  

You can also download the full report. Simply complete the form to access.

Access the full report

Other Local Health Programs Available

Organisation Description Resource Delivery Style Link

Healthier. Happier. is a social marketing campaign that aims to encourage people to think about how small changes can help them be “a little bit healthier and happier”. 

Web-based Resource

The Get Healthy service provides support to make healthy lifestyle changes (must be > 16 years old). The program includes up to 10 calls from a qualified health professional over approximately a period of six months. By providing motivation, information and discussing how to over barriers, the health coach can assist individuals to eat healthy, get active, achieve or maintain a healthy weight.

• Phone-based  Resource
• Targets Diet & Physical Activity
• QLD based

My Health for Life is a Queensland integrated risk assessment and behaviour modification program that assist participants to reduce their risk of developing chronic conditions. It’s a six-month evidence-based lifestyle modification program to support participants to understand their lifestyle risks and action their health goals. NQPHN encourages health professionals to refer eligible participants to a locally run program (Cairns, Townsville or Mackay) or telephone program.

• Course / Workshop
• Phone-based
• Targets Diet, Mental Health and Physical Activity

Good Sports Programs are various programs designed to give community clubs support in improving dietary behaviours, mental health and tackling issues on illegal drugs.

• Course / Workshop
• Australia-based
• Targets Diet, Mental Health and Physical Activity

Emerald parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday morning in the Botanical Gardens, Emerald.

• Events-based
• Targets Physical Activity
• QLD based

Additional Health Promotion Resources

Healthy Physical Activity Resources

Being physically active can have many benefits! 

Participating in physical activity can improve: 

  • health (e.g. improved bone density, reduced risk of unhealthy weight gain)
  • social (e.g. fun interactions with friends, reduced disruptive behaviours)
  • emotional benefits (e.g. increased self-esteem and management of stress). 

Across the lifespan, the major health benefits associated with being physically active vary. The guidelines recommend being active on most or all days and avoiding prolonged sitting. Australians are encouraged to start small and build up. Even small amounts of physical activity are beneficial.

Additional information on guidelines and tips are detailed in the following Australian Government Department of Health publications.

Physical Activity
Guidelines for Adults

More than half of Australian adults are not active enough. 

Download the Department of Health Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults.

Physical Activity
Guidelines for Families

Is your family missing out on the benefits of being active every day?

Download the Department of Health Physical Activity Guidelines for Families.

Healthy Eating Resources

Consuming a range of nutritious food and avoiding overconsumption can contribute to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, resistance to infection, increased quality of life and reduced risk of chronic disease.

The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating promotes daily consumption of a wide range of nutritious foods from across the five food groups including: 

  • Vegetables and legumes/beans
  • Grain (cereal) foods, mostly wholegrain and/or high cereal fibre varieties
  • Fruit
  • Lean meats and poultry, eggs, fish, nuts and seeds
  • Milk, cheese, yoghurt and/or alternatives.

Additional information on guidelines and tips are detailed in the following Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council publications.

Healthy Eating
for Adults

The Australian Dietary Guidelines provide up-to-date advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing.

Healthy Eating
for Children

The Australian Dietary Guidelines provide up-to-date advice about the amount and kinds of foods that our children need to eat for health and wellbeing. 

 

Wesley Medical Research

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