Inquiry into the Potential for Developing Opportunities for Schools to Become a Focus for Promoting Healthy Community Living

Terms of Reference

The Parliament of Victoria has referred to the Education and Training Committee a reference for inquiry, consideration and report no later than 1 July 2010 on the potential for developing opportunities for schools to become a focus for promoting healthy community living, in particular:

  1. existing activities carried out by schools to promote holistic healthy living within their school communities involving healthy eating, active lifestyles, sun smart awareness and appreciation of the effects of harmful substances;
  2. successful programs which have been instituted in schools in other states or internationally;
  3. identify whether it is appropriate for the State to encourage schools to extend health programs to be directed at the broader school community and, if so, what the most effective and efficient approaches are;
  4. opportunities for linking with community leaders and forming partnerships with business and community organisations;
  5. existing broader health promotion policies and activities; and
  6. how school-based activities could relate and coordinate with these to maximise impact and efficiency.

* The reporting date has been extended to 7 October 2010 by the Legislative Assembly on 8 June 2010

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 June 2010