NSW Health Programs

Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service

Get Healthy provides information and offers a FREE telephone based Information and Coaching service staffed by qualified health coaches, supporting adults (16 years or older) to make healthy lifestyle changes in the area of healthy eating, physical activity and healthy weight. The service includes up to 13 calls to offer you support in achieving your goals over a 6 month period.

Call 1300 806 258 from Monday to Friday, 8am – 8pm to register your interest. Interpreters are available.

Or, visit www.gethealthynsw.com.au to register and learn more about Get Healthy. Registrations from past participants are welcome.

Get Healthy at Work

The Get Healthy at Work program is designed to make it easy for workers to do something about their health at work. The program identifies individual and workplace health concerns and provides options to address them.

As part of the program, you’ll be offered the opportunity to have a free and confidential Healthy Lifestyle Check – either with a trained health practitioner who will visit your work site or online at this website. In just 20 minutes you’ll find out about your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and mental ill-health. You’ll also receive advice on some simple changes you can make to improve your health, and those at high-risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease or mental ill-health will be provided with referrals to a lifestyle health program and other health services.

Visit www.gethealthyatwork.com.au to register and to download resources.

Make Healthy Normal

Make Healthy Normal is an excellent place to get information, recipes, tips and other services to help you keep adults and children healthy.

Visit www.makehealthynormal.nsw.gov.au/.

Healthy Children Initiative

Healthy Children Initiative delivers childhood obesity prevention programs in children’s settings by promoting physical activity, healthy eating and reduced small screen time. Programs that belong to the Healthy Children Initiative include:

  • Live Life Well @ School – offers training and resources to teachers in NSW primary schools. Visit the Live Life Well @ School website to access resources for your school.
  • Munch & Move – offers training and resources to educators in NSW early childhood education and care services.
    Visit the Munch & Move website to access resources and staff training resources.
  • Go4Fun is a 10 week healthy lifestyle program for children 7-13 years who are above their healthy weight.
    Visit go4fun.com.au to register and learn more about the program.

A complete outline of all programs can be found on the Healthy Kids website.

NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy

The NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy is all about giving students across NSW a taste for healthy foods and to make the healthy choice, the easy choice. The Strategy addresses NSW school canteens to support healthy growth and development of students.

All NSW public schools are required to transition to the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy over a three-year period (2017-2019) and non-government schools are strongly encouraged to participate.

The Strategy has a set of Food and Drink Criteria that outlines a healthy school canteen. It applies to all foods and drinks provided in NSW school canteens and vending machines. For more information or to access the resources available, please visit the Healthy Schools Canteen website.

Nutrition Australia NSW champions the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy and offers visits to schools to ensure their canteen menu meets the Food and Drink Benchmark in accordance with the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy.

National programs and schemes: